Undertaking a professional qualification will expand your skill set, help you feel empowered and broaden your career opportunities and progression.


Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) – 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

Community Governance (CG) – recognised in law as a qualification for Clerks, CG looks at the way in which people and organisations work together and independently, making decisions for the benefit of a local community. Study for a Certificate of Higher Education (Level 4), a Foundation Degree (Level 5) or an Honours Degree (Level 6)

Benefits of being a qualified Clerk

  • Prove you can make confident, informative decisions for your Council and your community
  • Improve your knowledge of all the aspects of a Clerk’s work as well as developing your career
  • Promote and celebrate your commitment and hard work

For an informal chat, contact Ruth Mullett, WALC’s Training & Advice Manager. Email Ruth on support@walc.org.uk

How much will it cost?

WALC offers CiLCA as a whole course, with 5 sessions running bimonthly starting in July to cover all CiLCA units. The course covers all CiLCA units and finishes in March the following year. The total cost is £390.00 plus VAT for the whole course, payable in advance of the course start date. The first session for 2024/2025 is Tuesday 9 July at 10.00am.

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Find out more about CiLCA and how WALC can support you in your professional development.