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Events, Training & Cilca

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.

There will be some face to face training and the conference on the 23 September will be face to face.

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, 2 hours, 2 1/2 hours, but no more than 3 hours for any remote training session.

  • Training Bulletin 29 July 2022 (PDF, 189 Kb)

    Training Bulletin - 29 July 2022 including external training options from Breakthrough Communications, Steve Parkinson (Finance) and Nimble E-Training

  • YLCA Conference - 23 September 2022
  • Calendar

    This provides a month by month view of the training, events and meetings which YLCA has either arranged or is participating in. Please register for remote training following the instructions provided. We have sent our full training programme to the Council/Parish Meeting via the Clerk.

YLCA Training Programme

  • YLCA Training Programme June-July 2022 (PDF, 255 Kb)

    YLCA Training Programme June-July 2022. The programme for these two months includes training on:

    Local Council Powers, S137 and GPC;
    Resilience and Community Emergency Planning
    Play area inspections
    Induction for Clerks
    Chairing Skills
    Off to a flying start - for new councillors and those that have not yet completed training
    Appointing, Structuring and Using Committees
    A basic understanding of the Planning System
    Developing your skills as a councillor
    Roles, Responsibilities and Duties of a Clerk (for councillors only)
    Risk Assessments
    Q&A session with Insurance provider, Gallagher (formerly Came and Co)
    Clerk & Councillor fortnightly discussion forums

  • YLCA Training Programme August and September 2022 (PDF, 411 Kb)

    YLCA Webinar Training Programme August - September 2022. The programme for these two months includes training on:

    The Planning System
    Cemetery Management and Memorial Safety
    Induction for new Clerks
    Follow on from Induction for new Clerks (Face to Face)
    Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities

    Standards of Behaviour expected of someone holding public office
    Off to a Flying Start
    Chairing Skills
    Transparency Code for Local Authorities with a turnover exceeding £200,000
    How to complete a handover to a new clerk
    Essentials of Employment Law *New Topic, Chris Moses
    Allotments - 3 separate sessions *National Allotment Society
    Appointing, Structuring and Using Committees
    Managing Grievance and Discipline *New Topic, Chris Moses
    Policies, Mandatory and Best Practice
    Clerk and Councillor Discussion Forums


Training in the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA)
Following completion of the basic online course called the Introduction to Local Council Administration provided by the Society of Local Council Clerks, clerks can move on to the CiLCA course.

The Yorkshire and Humber Regional Training Partnership (YHRTP) (of which YLCA is the lead partner) provides training for clerks working towards CiLCA. The CiLCA course is being re-planned currently but do note that as a rule, the RTP will only take students who have passed Working With Your Council or the replacement course, Introduction to Local Council Administration (ILCA).

The next intake of candidates will be mid July 2022 and we will work with that cohort until February 2023. Please contact Sheena Spence, RTP Lead Officer for a copy of the YHRTP Cilca Prospectus 2022.

Finance Training with Parkinson Partnerships

Breakthrough Communications - Compliant Councils Hub

  • Complaint Councils Hub (PDF, 673 Kb)

    Breakthrough Communications have partnered with YLCA to provide a Compliant Councils Hub. They have also created a specific web page at through which YLCA member councils can sign up to the Hub. The page automatically applies the discount to those members that sign up.

    As some of you will be aware, Facebook Pages are changing. But have no fear our partners, Breakthrough Communications, have produced a helpful summary of what it means for local councils.

    Breakthrough Communications are holding some e-learning training sessions for the NALC Civility and Respect Project. There will be sessions on a variety of topics including: Resilience and Emotional Intelligence; Leadership in Challenging Situations; Respectful Social Media; Uncovering the issues for public sector; What makes people become challenging; the new Code of Conduct, personal resilience and self-protection; and Understanding psychopathic an narcissistic behaviour.

    Dates and booking for Clerks/Employees training are available by clicking link to book and for further information: Civility & Respect Bookings - Breakthrough Communications (

  • Social Media Check Flyer (PDF, 154 Kb)

    Free social media checks available from Breakthrough Communications, YLCA partner organisation. Information on the attached flyer.

Online Training Opportunities provide by Nimble Training for member councils

Training Booking Form

  • Nimble booking form (MS Word, 99 Kb)

    Please download the Nimble booking form and upon completing send it to You will get a confirmation email once booked onto the training session.

Last updated: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 13:37