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ILCA  This level 2 online sector specific learning tool will support all new council officers in England and Wales in their roles in the first few months of employment, as well as those aspiring to go on  to complete their level 3 CiLCA qualification.  The aim of the course is to provide an intruduction to the work of a local council, the clerk and its councillors.

CiLCA is a foundation qualification for local council officers and others working with local councils. It is a Certificate in Local Council Administration awarded at Level 3 of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) where it is worth 20 credits. The qualification is owned and managed by the Improvement and Development Board (IDB) working on behalf of local (parish and town) councils in England and the National Training Advisory Group (NTAG) representing local councils in Wales. Local councils in this instance are parish, town, community and neighbourhood councils. CiLCA is administered by the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC).

For more information please visit the SLCC website:

ILCA - Introductionto Local Council Administration

CiLCA - Certificate in Local Council Administration

CiLCA Portfolio Guide


Unfortunately the National Training Strategy Bursary is no longer available in England.

For more information about CiLCA or to register either contact SALC or visit SLCC.  Here too you can view details of the Level two qualifications which new clerks may want to start off with - Introduction to Local Council Administration ILCA.