Hampshire ALC Introduction to the CiLCA Qualification

The Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualification is a Level 3 foundation qualification that provides local council staff, such as clerks, with a broad knowledge of all the aspects of their work including roles and responsibilities, the law, procedures, finance planning and community involvement. This qualification will take approximately 12 months to complete and is administered by the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) as part of the framework of qualifications.

The Hampshire ALC Introduction to the CiLCA Qualification i
s offered as a 2.5 hour stand-alone session for you to gather information to make a decision on whether you would like to take the CiLCA qualification and whether you would like to enrol on the Hampshire ALC Training and Mentoring Programme to support you in completing your CiLCA Portfolio.

Suitable Audience

Local council staff considering taking the CiLCA qualification.

If you would like to enrol on the Hampshire ALC Training and Mentoring Programme to support you in completing your CiLCA Portfolio, you must attend this session first.

We recommend that you have worked in the local council sector for 9-12 months prior to registering to complete this qualification. If you have less than 9-12 months experience, please contact us prior to booking so that we can have a discussion with you to help you decide if CiLCA is right for you at this time.

Hampshire ALC recommends that you do not register, including payment of the £450 registration fee, with the SLCC to take the qualification until you have attended this session and have all that you need to make an informed decision.

This training may be held face to face or online. If online, you will need a device with a reasonable screen size such as a PC, laptop or tablet to be able to participate fully.


By the end of the 'Hampshire ALC Introduction to CiLCA' you will have been:

  • Introduced to the CiLCA qualification and the Portfolio Guide, including the administrative process
  • Given an understanding of the principles of CiLCA and assessment, including what 'occupational standards', ‘units’ and ‘learning outcomes’ are
  • Provided with details of the Hampshire ALC Training & Mentoring Programme
  • Provided with information, hints and tips for learning and compiling the portfolio

Before the session participants will be expected to have:

  • Looked at the information about CiLCA on the SLCC website.
  • Download the CiLCA Portfolio Guide, read it and bring a copy to the session


Dawn Hamblet, Sarah Goudie

2024/2025 Prices

Hampshire ALC Member/Development Partner£48+VAT
Berkshire ALC Member/Non Hampshire Development Partner£59+VAT
Non Member£72+VAT

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