Certificate in Local Council Administration

Worcestershire County Association of Local Councils


Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA)

This 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. CiLCA is suitable for all officers working with local Councils. CiLCA is flexible enough to suit candidates from the diversity of local Councils.  We recommend that you’re in post for a minimum of 9 months before starting this qualification. 

What’s In It For Me?

CiLCA will demonstrate that you have the knowledge, confidence and skills to: inform your Council’s activities, its roles and responsibilities; advise on its duties and powers within the law; ensure its compliance with proper financial practices  

CiLCA can help you to support your Council to: achieve standards of good practice and procedures; adapt to changing legislation; involve and engage with community; set out its budget and strategy accordingly 

Furthermore, CiLCA qualifies you and your Council in England for the purposes of the Local Council Award Scheme (Quality and Quality Gold) and eligibility to use the General Power of Competence

As an employer, the Council should support you; it is advised to 

  • Pay all costs:  The investment is rewarded from the outset. 
  • Manage your workload: Too many demands can hinder your achievement. 
  • Provide and protect study time if your hours allow it:  It is worth preventing delay. 
  • Show an interest in your progress:  This is encouraging and demonstrates support. 
  • Listen to your advice:  The aim is to improve the Council’s performance.

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