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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.

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.

YLCA Training Programme

  • YLCA Training Programme January to March 2023 (PDF, 277 Kb)

    YLCA Training Programme January to March 2023

  • November - December 2022 Training Programme (PDF, 298 Kb)

    YLCA Training Programme November - December 2022.

    There are plenty of opportunities for Clerks and Councillors to join training sessions throughout November. There is a Clerks Discussion Forum and Councillors Discussion Forum in December.

    Don't forget, if you have any new topics of interest please let us know -


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, 123 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: Mon, 07 Nov 2022 16:37