Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA)

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This Level 3, foundation qualification provides you with a broad knowledge of all the aspects of a Clerk’s work – roles and responsibilities, the law, procedures, finance planning and community involvement. 
CiLCA is suitable for all officers working with local Councils. CiLCA is flexible enough to suit candidates from the diversity of local Councils. Are you a Clerk? We recommend that you’re in post for a minimum of 12 months before starting this qualification.


What’s In It For Me?

CiLCA will demonstrate that you have the knowledge, confidence and skills to
  • inform your Council’s activities, its roles and responsibilities 
  • advise on its duties and powers within the law 
  • ensure its compliance with proper financial practices  

What’s In It For My Council?

CiLCA can help you to support your Council to 
  • achieve standards of good practice and procedures 
  • adapt to changing legislation 
  • involve and engage with community 
  • set out its budget and strategy accordingly 
Furthermore, CiLCA qualifies you and your Council in England for the purposes of the Local Council Award Scheme (Quality and Quality Gold) and eligibility to use the General Power of Competence

How can the Council help?

As an employer, the Council should support you; it is advised to 
Pay all costs.
  •  The investment is rewarded from the outset. 
 Manage your workload.
  • Too many demands can hinder your achievement. 
 Provide and protect study time if your hours allow it.
  •  It is worth preventing delay. 
Show an interest in your progress.
  •  This is encouraging and demonstrates support. 
 Listen to your advice.
  •  The aim is to improve the Council’s performance.

Steps to CiLCA

  1. Complete the online training needs analysis questionnaire.
  2. Meet with WALC to discuss your training plan.
  3. Sign up for the CiLCA Training Scheme.
    Member fee £100.00  - Cash back of £60.00 when we receive confirmation that the candidate has registered with SLCC for the qualification.
  4. Download the portfolio guide to help you study.
  5. Attend the first two portfolio training sessions.
  6. Register for your CiLCA qualification through SLCC
    The cost to register is £350 (non-vatable)  You will then have 12 months from registration to complete the course.
  7. Attend the final portfolio training session.
  8. Submit your portfolio using EMMA.  
    You will receive your details to login to the online portfolio tool called EMMA via email once you have registered with SLCC.

How much will it cost?

The CiLCA Training Scheme fee is £100.00 for WALC Members
  • Cash back of £60.00 when we receive confirmation that the candidate has registered with SLCC for the qualification.
The registration fee for CiLCA is £350 (non-vatable). From 1st October 2020 the price to register increases to £410 (non-vatable).payable to SLCC.
The current re-sit fee is £10 per learning outcome. 
There is no charge for the first referral. 
Download the CiLCA Referral Form 
View more information on referrals in the Referrals Policy 2019.

Introduction to Local Council Administration (ILCA)

If you are not quite ready for CiLCA then why not take ILCA...
This Level 2, online sector specific learning tool will support all new Council officers in England and Wales in their roles in the first few months of employment, as well as those aspiring to go on and complete their Level 3 CiLCA qualification. The aim of the course is to provide an introduction to the work of a local Council, the Clerk and its Councillors. £99 + VAT for members and non-members.
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CiLCA Qualified Officers

The Certificate in Local Council Administration involves hard studies including the production of a comprehensive portfolio, based on the running of a local council.  Congratulations to the following Officers who passed the CiLCA qualification

Paul Knight - Burton Green
Jane Chatterton - Finham
Barbara Ann Bland Meriden Parish Council
Elizabeth Gilkes & Janet Blackwell Long Compton Parish Council
Beverley Woollaston Nether Whitacre Parish Council
David Leigh Hunt Radford Semele Parish Council

Birmingham City

Olive O'Sullivan

Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council

Coventry City

Jane Chatterton

Finham Parish Council

North Warwickshire Borough

Jane Sands

Ansley Parish Council

Sally Oldham

Atherstone Town Council

Louise Baudet

Curdworth Parish Council

Heather Badham

Fillongley Parish Council

Susan Humphries

Kingsbury Parish Council

Elane Higgins

Mancetter Parish Council

Beverley Woollaston

Nether Whitacre Parish Council

Nicola Alton

Newton Regis, Seckington & No Mans Heath Parish Council

Joan Daniel

Polesworth Parish Council

Rugby Borough

Sheila Fennell

Bourton & Draycote Parish Council

Kay Worrall

Grandborough Parish Council

Barbara Dent

Monks Kirby Parish Council

Lindsay Foster

Ryton on Dunsmore Parish Council

Maria Meede

Wolston Parish Council

Solihull Borough

Judith Parry-Evans

Balsall Parish Council

Marie Zizzi

Cheswick Green Parish Council

Karen Stevens

Chelmsley Wood Parish Council

Helen Marczak

Dickens Heath Parish Council

Neil Millard

Fordbridge Parish Council

Barbara Ann Bland

Meriden Parish Council

Charlotte Kirby

Tidbury Green Parish Council

Stratford on Avon District

Vanessa Lowe

Alcester Town Council

Maria Norman

Alderminster Parish Council

Elisabeth Uggerlose

Bidford on Avon Parish Council

Karen Parnell

Binton Parish Council

Alison Biddle

Bishops Itchington Parish Council

Sarah Furniss

Ettington Parish Council

Georgina Lowe

Kineton Parish Council

Kirsty Buttle

Lighthorne Heath Parish Council

Elizabeth Gilkes

Long Compton  Parish Council

Catherine Price

Newbold Pacey and Ashorne Parish Council

Debbie Carro

Southam Town Council

Sarah Summers

Stratford on Avon Town Council

Susan Bauckham

Tanworth in Arden Parish Council

Julie White

Tanworth in Arden Parish Council

Lynda Scriven

Wellesbourne & Walton Joint Parish Council

Warwick District

Corinne Hill

Bishops Tachbrook Parish Council

Paul Knight

Burton Green Parish Council

Maggie Field

Kenilworth Town Council

Elaine Priestly

Lapworth Parish Council

Graham Cooper

Old Milverton & Blackdown Joint Parish Council

David Leigh-Hunt

Radford Semele Parish Council

Robert Nash

Royal Leamington Spa Town Council

Katherine Geddes

Royal Leamington Spa Town Council

Eleanor Choudry

Shrewley Parish Council

Hannah Watts

Stoneleigh and Ashow Parish Council

Jennifer Mason

Whitnash Town Council