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Training and Professional Services are an important part of the Associations' support for member councils by offering help to councils wishing to increase their knowledge base and capability. Training is arranged by Yorkshire Local Councils Associations which is the only independent organisation offering specialist advice and information to the parish sector in North, South and West Yorkshire.

Remote training sessions are on the Zoom platform, or from time to time, Microsoft Teams. The courses are usually 1.5 hours in duration, although some topics require longer sessions, but no more than 3 hours for any remote training session.

Assets Training Day - 27 April 2024

We are excited and pleased to announce our next Training Day which will be all based around council assets. It will be held on the 27 April 2024, at Drax Sports and Social Club, Nr Selby YO8 8PJ. We have four sponsors of the event, CCLA CloudyIT, Streetscape Products and Services Ltd and Scribe Accounts whom we thank as without their support the cost to provide the event would be much higher.

The cost for the full day's training is £70.00 which includes refreshments for the day and a hot buffet lunch, fabulous value for money.

The draft programme, YLCA reserves the right t o alter the programme at any time, is now available, also the booking form can be downloaded and returned to admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk. To avoid disappointment please return the form as soon as possible as places are limited.

We have speakers from:
National Allotment Society
Land Registry
Insurance Provider (including risk assessments)
Community First

We look forward to seeing you there.

YLCA Training Programme

  • Training Programme - February - March 2024 (PDF, 235 Kb)

    Training Programme - February - March 2024

    Please find attached the training programme for January – March 2024 that we hope you find of interest.

    We have several new topics including

    Biodiversity (with the new Biodiversity Legislation for local councils coming into force from 1 January 2024 this is a relevant topic), Additional session 19 March 2024 - 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Book early to avoid disappointment

    Increase your self-esteem, confidence and assertiveness,

    Revitalising and improving employee relations through effective Appraisals,

    Understanding the Code of Conduct and Declarations of Interest,

    Understanding the Assertions in the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR)

    To register, click on the link in the programme and complete all the relevant details - some training has limited spaces, to avoid disappointment register for the training as soon as you receive council approval.

  • YLCA Training Programme - April - September 2024 (PDF, 348 Kb)

    YLCA Training Programme, April - September 2024

    We are introducing the Councillor Development Framework from the 1 April, a new initiative. Training sessions in the programme that are part of the Framework are referred to as CDF.

  • Cancellation and refund policy (PDF, 18 Kb)

    Cancellation and refund policy

Whole Council Training

  • Whole Council Training Bulletin August - September 2024 (PDF, 211 Kb)


    We are offering dates for councils to express an interest in having a YLCA Officer provide Whole Council Training at a venue of their choice. This is training for all of the members of a council together; and the idea is that everyone comes along to hear the information and guidance, to build better understanding and cohesion within the authority. The two and and a half hour session can be held during the day or the evening. To request this training please contact admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk to get a booking form. Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Once the booking form is received it is a contract between the Council and YLCA.

    From the 1 April the cost for Whole Council Training is £32.50 if YLCA have to book a venue, or £28.00 if the council book the venue. We are also open to smaller councils joining together for this training. Our contract with the council will be for all councillors to attend and that is the number that we charge for, irrespective of the number of attendees. We also encourage officers to attend the training, at the same cost as a councillor.

    If your council has six or less members, we will only deliver the training if you join with a neighbouring council, who may wish to join the session.

    The training session will include:

    • A lawful agenda
    • Councillors Interests and Code of Conduct
    • Chairing a Council meeting
    • Councillor Vacancies
    • Co-option
    • Policies
    • Planning
    • Data Protection basics
    • Business Continuity
    • Financial aspects:
    • Legislation and best practice
    • The Audit Regime - internal and external audit
    • Internal Controls
    • Transparency Code
    • Cashbook
    • VAT
    • Precept
    • Asset Register
    • Employment related aspects:
    • Legislation and best practice
    • Duty of Care for Employees
    • Staffing Committee and Line Management
    • Employment Policies
    • Appraisals
    • Any aspect of local council administration that the council needs us to focus on.

    Dates for Whole Council Training Sessions are available in the training bulletin, attached.

Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA)

If you register for any training, including Whole Council Training, and wish to cancel the booking please refer to the YLCA Cancellation Policy.

Breakthrough Communications Training

Finance Training with Parkinson Partnerships

Online Training Opportunities provide by Nimble Training for member councils

Nimble Training Booking Form

Last updated: Wed, 20 Mar 2024 12:50