About Our Courses

Our courses are usually in small classes (generally between 10-20 attendees) where the trainer is able to give more focused and detailed training on specific issues. As the classes are small, there is much more scope for discussion and interaction, both within the group and with the trainer. People generally find them very rewarding.

We also train larger groups and multiple councils and always allow time for discussion and questions. You do not need to be a subscriber to our support services to attend our courses and everyone pays the same delegate fee.

We also offer all of our courses (or write new ones to fit your requirements) as bespoke, delivered to your council at your locality. We provide the trainer, equipment and training materials from £125.00 + a modest mileage charge. Call 01787 829576 or email dceo@lcpas.co.uk for further details


NEW COURSES FOR 2017-2018

NEW - Not to be missed course

Get Ready for the General Data Protection Regulations 

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OTHER COURSES AVAILABLE

(Please click on the links for more details of each course)


Health and Safety for Parish and Town Councils

Public Nuisance and Bylaws

Councillor Course

Clerks Training  - Unit 1 - Law and Procedure    

Clerks Training  - Unit 2 - Minutes and Agendas

Clerks Training - Unit 3 - Budget, Precept and Book-Keeping 

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THREE DAY INTENSIVE CiLCA COURSE AND CATCH UP DAYS

   

 

This course is for Clerks, Staff and Councillors who would like to obtain the Certification in Local Council Administration (CiLCA).

This is also for those of you who have started your portfolio but need to finish particular modules.  There are five units that make up the CiLCA and the units will be spread across the three days.

You can sign up for all the five units which will help you to complete your portfolio or you can attend one or more of the units if you need to refresh or complete a particular unit..

The course runs over three days and each day will contain the following:

Day 1  

Introduction to the CiLCA
1. The Core Roles in Local Council Administration
LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4.
2(a). Law and Procedures (including General Power of Competence (LO7) LO5,LO6, LO7 LO8, LO9.

Day 2 

2(b). Law and Procedures
 LO10, LO11,LO12, LO13.

3. Finance LO14, LO15, LO16, LO17,LO18, LO19, LO20.

   

Day 3 

4. Management
LO21, LO22, LO23.
5. Community
LO24, LO25,LO26, LO27, LO28, LO29, LO30.



You may attend a particular unit either in the morning or the afternoon or both, or attend the whole course.  All Learning Outcomes in each unit will be covered but homework may be required to complete them.  You will be supported by email or phone after the course until you submit your portfolio.

Cost for the whole course is £300.00 per person 

Cost per unit is £50.00 per person 


   

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UNDERSTANDING PLANNING

 

We have introduced a new course on planning.

 The course is useful for those who are unfamiliar with the process or those who wish to have a refresher or catch up with current legislation Including the Housing and Planning Act 2016. 

The course covers relevant material considerations, explaining and using Local Plans and the National Planning Framework. 

It also explains s106 agreements and CIL. 

We will also look at the building regulations and enforcement action and examine real applications.


THIS IS AVAILABLE AS A BESPOKE COURSE TO YOUR COUNCIL.  WE WILL COME TO YOU AND TRAIN YOUR TOWN OR PARISH COUNCIL.

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LOCAL COUNCIL FINANCE

 

We have introduced a new course on council finance.

 The course is useful for Councillors and Clerks. 

The course covers 

Council's Responsibilities

Adequate and Effective Systems of Control

Role of the Responsible Finance Officer

Preparation of Accounts

Receipts and Payments

VAT

The Council's Audit Trail

Bank Reconciliation

Petty Cash and Cash Flow

Reporting at Council Meetings

Financial Regulations

The New Procurement Regulations

Internal and External Audits

Transparency Code for Small Authorities

Budget and Precept

Identifying the Correct Power of Expenditure


THIS COURSE IS AVAILABLE AS A BESPOKE COURSE. 


Your trainer for all our courses is 

Jayne Cole CEO - LCPAS

 

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To book your place on any of our courses call

01787-829576 

or email

admin@lcpas.co.uk


We can also offer all our courses as bespoke to your council and you can also request any course.  We will come to your venue at a cost fro £125.00 plus mileage (capped at £25.00 within a 50 mile radius from Clare, Suffolk). 

We are more than happy to write or modify bespoke training to suit your council's needs.


MORE COURSES AVAILABLE


Local Council Finance

CiLCA 2015 - Fortnightly Mentoring sessions

CiLCA 2015 Intensive Course

Public Nuisance Orders

Traffic Calming and Parking

Retention of Documents

Clerks Training

Rights of Way and Byways

Risk Assessments - Practical Solutions

Managing Village Halls

Dealing with Difficult Situations

Closed Churchyards and Open Cemeteries

Managing Parks, Amenity Land, Recreational Facilities and Trees

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