SALC is committed to making the primary tier of local government in Somerset more effective, more democratic and better able to take a leadership role in our local communities. To this end we offer a range of training programmes developed to address the unique needs of the professional clerk. For councillors our training is as equally diverse as the duties and powers of local councils. We provide courses for new councillors through to the experienced chairman. Please see the schedule below for details of the next training courses in date order. Click the venue name to open a map of the location.
It is the aim of SALC to ensure all members of the council are equipped to perform their roles to the best of their abilities. To this end we produce an annual training schedule focussing on a range of topics. Should a council require specific, personalised training we are delighted to discuss the provision of a specially tailored programme to be held at a venue of your choice.
How to book, cancellations and the small print.
Bookings can be made on the booking form, which you can download here: Training booking form. Once completed please email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org. An email acknowledging receipt of your booking will be sent to you with an invoice. Each course will offer a limited number of places, booked on a first come, first served basis. Please ensure you have received an email confirmation of your booking before attending a course. For courses with limited places those who have not pre-booked might not be admitted.
As places are limited, and in order that we can keep our member's course fees as low as possible, all course fees are non-refundable and are due before the course date, as specified.
We understand that sometimes misfortune can strike, which means you can't make your booking. We are happy for you to transfer your place to another person and, provided we are given adequate notice, we will do all we can to assist. In instances of illness or other catastrophe we can agree to credit your account with the fee paid, which is to be used on training within the same financial year.
In the event that we have to cancel a course we will notify you by email and will re-schedule as soon as is possible. If you are unable to attend the new course date we will reimburse the fee paid. You can download a full copy of the SALC Training Terms and Conditions here.
Help us improve
Once you have attended your chosen training course we would be grateful if you would complete the Training Evaluation Form. We are grateful for all the feedback we receive and use the information to improve our programme and service.
CiLCA is a foundation qualification for local council officers and others working with local councils. It’s 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 councils in England. Local councils include parish, town, community and neighbourhood councils. CiLCA is administered by the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) and they should be contacted direct for further information on CiLCA training courses.