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Making Word and PDF Documents Accessible

Making Word and PDF Documents Accessible

Mon, 27 Jul 2020 10:00

One-to-One training

10am-11am
Zoom waiting room open from 9.45am
£20 + VAT

Update your existing documents and learn how to create your own documents in Word or PDF format that meet the accessibility standards under the Public Sector Website Accessibility legislation.

Please contact Helen to book this slot or a session can be arranged at a convenient time to both parties.

FOIA/ EIR Essentials for Parish and Town Council Clerks and Councillors

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 09:30

9.30am to 11.30am
Zoom open at 9.20am
£40 + VAT

This is an on-line course to learn about the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 how they impact local councils. It is aimed primarily at parish and town clerks but councillors, especially those on their data protection committees where they exist, will also benefit. By the end of the course, attendees will understand the principles of the FOIA/EIR, the different types of information covered, how to determine the validity of any requests, how to respond and in what time frame and whether exemptions may be applied, among other things. All attendees who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of attendance.

This course is delivered by our Associate Tutor Philip Brown, a Norfolk based, experienced Data Protection practitioner https://www.datamardler.co.uk/

Website Accessibility Training

Website Accessibility Training

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 10:00

One-to-One training
10am-11am
£25 + VAT

The new web accessibility regulations create legal obligations for public sector websites. These include having a website that is as accessible as possible as well as an accessibility statement.

This course is an individualised experience with an to opportunity look at your own website.

Please contact Helen to book this slot or a session can be arranged at a convenient time to both parties.

GDPR Essentials for Parish and Town Council Clerks and Councillors

GDPR Essentials for Parish and Town Council Clerks and Councillors

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 19:00

Essential training to meet GDPR requirements

7pm to 9pm
Zoom open at 6.50pm
£40 + VAT

This is an on-line non-technical look at the General Data Protection Regulation. It is aimed primarily at parish and town councillors, especially those on their data protection committees where they exist. By the end of the course, attendees will understand the principles of data protection, the lawful bases with which to process personal data, how to react to Subject Access Requests and data breaches among other things. Additional material will be made to clerks upon request. All attendees who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of attendance.

This course is delivered by our Associate Tutor Philip Brown, a Norfolk based, experienced Data Protection practitioner https://www.datamardler.co.uk/

Managing Cemeteries and Closed Churchyards

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 11:00

Delivery by Alan Fairchild MBE, FSLCC and Honorary Vice President of SLCC
11am to 1pm via Zoom
£40 + VAT per delegate

This course considers the current Covid19 restrictions and guidance in context of council's responsibilities.

This course will provide an understanding of the legal, administrative and financial duties of parish and town councils for the provision, management and maintenance of civil cemeteries and both closed and open Church of England churchyards. To provide an understanding of the legal and practical issues around the safety testing, repairs and reinstatement of memorials.

This event is aimed at parish and town clerks, administrators and councillors who currently have responsibility for burial services or who may be running out of new grave space. It could also be of benefit to full and part-time cemetery staff.

Alan, our Tutor for this course is also Cemetery Advisor to the Society of Local Council Clerks, Member of the Ministry of Justice Burials & Cremation Advisory Group.

Charities & Parish Council

Charities & Parish Council

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 10:00

Delivery by Charlotte Stannard
10am-1pm
Zoom waiting room open from 9.45am
Cost: £45 plus vat per delegate.

If your parish council is involved in a charitable trust in your parish, this training session could be for you.

Your council (or councillors) could be managing, holding, custodian or sole trustee(s). This session will explain the difference between the types of trusteeship and the roles and responsibilities that accompany each kind.

It will also cover:

  • The definition of a charity
  • Governing documents
  • Incorporation·Liability
  • Some myth busting around parish councils' duties towards charities.

CiLCA Training - Session Six

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 09:30

9.30am-12.30pm
Carrowbreck House, Hellesdon

The six sessions make up the full training course and are designed to support your portfolio submission by instalment or at the end of the course.

CiLCA is a Level 3 qualification for local council Clerks and other officers, assessed through submission of an extensive portfolio of evidence. It is also a requirement for the purposes of the Local Council Award Scheme (Quality and Quality Gold) and eligibility for the council to use the general power of competence.

This training course will take you through each of the 30 learning outcomes. It will also explain how to compile your portfolio, involve your Council, and strengthen your knowledge as a practitioner.

For this year only, eligible Clerks across Norfolk will qualify for a 50% reduction in both our tuition/ support fees of £300 and the SLCC registration fees of £350. This will brings the cost down from £650 to £325. Non-members of the Norfolk Association may still qualify for a discount, but please contact us to discuss.

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