Wiltshire Association of Local Councils (WALC) is the lead partner of the Wiltshire & Swindon Training Partnership which was set up as a result of the National Training Strategy. Also to emerge from the strategy is the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA). This qualification is awarded to parish clerks who successfully compile a portfolio of evidence, proving their ability and thus fulfilling one of the criteria for the Quality Parish and Town Council initiative. You can download a CiLCA registration form a CiLCA re-sit form and the Portfolio Guide and Assessment Criteria from the NALC website.
The Wiltshire & Swindon Training Partnership, through its lead partner, WALC, offers training opportunities tailored to meeting the needs of this qualification.
WALC offers a training programme for both clerks and councillors, at a lower cost for member councils. We provide training for both new and existing councillors, clerks and on specialist subjects relevant to the sector.
In recent months there has been a huge focus on post election councillor training which has been well attended across the county.