CiLCA

ALCA Training for the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification – 2021/22

CiLCA is an SLCC product, but students are supported by their County Association of Local Councils (CALCs)

The ALCA CiLCA training sessions are divided into three two hour sessions on Zoom (LCA 1,2 & 3). They are discretionary (just do the ones you think you need) and can be undertaken in any order. 

“The Introduction to CiLCA session” will be mandatory in the new CiLCA 2021 

LCA 1 covers:

CORE ROLES (LO’s 1 - 3)

  • The roles, responsibilities and duties of the council and of the individuals involved in the work of the council
  • Research and making recommendations
  • A council's core documents and policies

LAW AND PROCEDURES FOR LOCAL COUNCILS (LO’s 5 – 13)

  • The statutory duties and specific powers of a Local Council
  • The Local Government Act 1972 S137
  • The general power of competence (GPC)
  • The implications of employment law and equality legislation for a Local Council
  • Health & Safety Legislation for a local council
  • Preparing and supporting Local Council meetings – Notices, Agendas and Minutes
  • Standing Orders
  • Committees and delegation to employees
  • Upholding standards in Public Life

LCA 2 covers:

FINANCE FOR LOCAL COUNCILS (LO’s 14 – 20)

  • The preparation and monitoring of budgets
  • Preparing and explaining a cash book and bank reconciliation
  • The risk management scheme and the value of insurance for risk management
  • Applying for grant funding
  • Good financial governance and financial procedures
  • The VAT legislation for a council
  • The processes involved in the annual audit

LCA 3 covers:

MANAGEMENT FOR LOCAL COUNCILS (LO’s 21 -23)

  • Managing projects, services, facilities or assets
  • Managing staff
  • Training and development policy

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (LO’s 24 – 30)

  • Action planning
  • Influencing planning decisions
  • Diversity in local communities – how to connect
  • The impact of positive community engagement
  • Advising the council on raising its profile
  • Ensures the transparency of the council's decisions and actions
  • Writing and reviewing and grant awarding policy

As each LCA session is completed the participating students will be supplied with a Dropbox link to access extra training materials.

All sessions can be booked HERE – invoices are sent on session completion

Informal networking and support sessions are also provided periodically to session participants free of charge.

By mutual agreement ALCA welcomes Clerks from the Northumberland (NALC) area to this training programme.

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