CiLCA Unit 5

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CiLCA is a professional qualification for Clerks and associated staff. It will help you become more aware of the law, planning and procedures for local councils and in turn give you the confidence to carry out the role to the best of your ability. The qualification is one criterion the Council must meet before adopting the General Power of Competence. CiLCA is the Certificate in Local Council Administration awarded at Level 3 of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) where it is worth 20 credits.


This unit has 4 learning outcomes (LOs).

LO1 A CiLCA qualified officer understands the roles, responsibilities and duties of the council and of the individuals involved in the work of the council.

LO2 A CiLCA qualified officer can carry out research and make recommendations.

LO3 A CiLCA qualified officer can identify a council’s core documents and policies.

LO4 A CiLCA qualified officer demonstrates professional writing skills and uses information and communications technology. 

TRAINER: Deb Townsend is our CiLCA qualified trainer and is herself a clerk to a parish and a town council.


Date & Time
22 March 2024
10:00 13:00 Europe/London

Derbyshire ALC

01629 826655