Avon Local Councils' Association


ALCA provides support to achieve the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification


CiLCA is a Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) and Ascentis Exam Board product, but support for candidates is provided predominantly by the County Associations of Local Councils (CALCs).

To gain the CiLCA qualification candidates must present a portfolio of evidence of their competence in the role of the Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. This must also demonstrate that they uphold the core values of those roles. It is not a training course and is not recommended for staff with insufficient experience, are new to the sector or have less than a year's experience in the role.

ALCA support for CiLCA Students

To support candidates to develop their portfolio of evidence ALCA offers a package of support - click on the link above to see the support we offer.

These ALCA support sessions are an additional cost to the fee paid to the SLCC, which is currently £410.

The ALCA support package is £200 for councils with an income below £25,000 and £300 for all other member councils. It covers all 5 units of study in terms of content and informal online networking sessions to monitor progress and provide motivation, both from the trainer and other students.

There is a mandatory session. "The Introduction to CiLCA" must be completed by all students and signed off by the recognised trainer before applying to do the qualification with the SLCC. This session is provided separately to enable Students to complete it without registering for the support package if they wish. this session is £40 for members (£80 for non-members).

You can book the ALCA Support sessions HERE



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