CiLCA 2024 Group 1 Intake – 18th July, 19th September, 17th October, 21st November – In-person 10am to 3pm

CilCA 2024 – BMKALC Building your CiLCA Portfolio

The Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) is the professional standard in the local council sector.

Who can take CiLCA? 

Clerks, Assistant Clerks and officers working with local councils. When a council’s chief officer attains CiLCA, the council may be eligible to apply for the Local Council Award Scheme (Quality and Quality Gold) and also able to use the General Power of Competence (GPC).

You will need a good working knowledge and understanding of the clerk’s role and work involved. We recommend that you are in post for a minimum of 12 months before applying for the CiLCA qualification.

If you feel you have good reason to train for CiLCA before being in post for 1 year please contact us in advance to discuss this matter.

What is involved

Achieving the CiLCA qualification is in two parts, these parts may overlap.  BMKALC provides the education and support to complete a substantial portfolio of evidence and the SLCC who are the certifying body, will assess and approve the portfolio.

BMKALC hosts 6 sessions during which we will take you through the 5 units and help you gain the knowledge and the tools you need to build your CiLCA portfolio.

  • Core roles in Local Council Administration
  • Law and Procedure for Local Councils
  • Finance for Local Councils
  • Management for Local Councils
  • Community Engagement

When and where:

Should you decide CiLCA is for you, you will need to book onto the CiLCA 2024 course.  This course costs £350 and all sessions will take place in person at Judges Lodgings, Aylesbury from 10am to 3pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided, please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements on booking.  We can only accept a maximum of 6 candidates on this Group 1 intake so early booking is recommended.

  • 16th May
  • 20th June
  • 18th July
  • 19th September
  • 17th October
  • 21st November (wrap up session)

Please do get in touch if you would like more information or want to discuss any aspects of the CiLCA qualification.

BMKALC Cost: £350 for members and £500 for non-members, (non-vatable)

The SLCC cost for CiLCA qualification is £450 (non-vatable) and is payable on registration to the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC).  There is a bi-monthly intake and you will have 12 months from the intake date to complete your portfolio. We recommend that you do not register until after your first BMKALC session. You are not required to be a member of SLCC to complete the qualification.

Time: 10am to 3pm

Location: Judges, Lodgings Aylesbury



Jul 18 2024


10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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