Official Partners of Norfolk County Council and Scribe Accounting

This course is designed for Clerks and other local council staff who wish to complete their portfolio to gain a sector specific Level 3 professional qualification – CiLCA (2021). The course is delivered by a NALC/SLCC CiLCA recognised Trainer.

Norfolk ALC is the only organisation in Norfolk that is an accredited training provider for CiLCA with an agreed SLA in place with the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC).

Visit the SLCC website for more information on this qualification and how to prepare for your studies.

To benefit from this course, students need to have some relevant experience, ideally working as a Clerk or similar within a town or parish council for at least 12 months and have undertaken basic level training.

The course is delivered in 6 parts, across 6 months, providing students an opportunity to progress their portfolio alongside the tutorial sessions. Along the way, students will have mentoring support from their Tutor. Students are encouraged to work on completing their portfolio alongside each of these sessions. Draft assessments can be shared with the Tutor for comment prior to submission to EMMA.

Session 1 is 4 hours (9.30am to 1.30pm); subsequent sessions are three hours (9.30am to 12.30pm) each.

Pre-course work: CiLCA students are asked to complete the following prior to session 1:

  • CiLCA Learning Agreement – an agreement between Council, Clerk and Trainer.
  • Personal Statement – to produce a 400-word introduction to your role, experience and the council with which you are working.
  • CiLCA Training needs analysis form – to highlight key learning needs ahead.

A CiLCA qualification is awarded at Level 3 of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and is worth 20 credits. A CiLCA qualified Clerk is qualified in England for the purposes of the Local Council Award Scheme (Quality & Quality Gold) and eligibility for their Council to use the general power of competence.

To submit a portfolio and achieve the qualification, students must register with the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) and pay a registration fee (£410). Please do not register before starting this training course, full details will be explained at Session 1, including any funding opportunities.

Venue: via Zoom, delivered straight to your desk.

Questions to our CiLCA Recognised Trainer: Gabbie Joyce at

Book your training now:

Induction to CiLCA 26 January 2023- a free information session to prepare you for study.

CiLCA March 2023 - our next 6-session course.

Last updated: Wed, 26 Oct 2022 14:21