Compulsory Introductory Session:
Before embarking on CiLCA, a compulsory introduction session must be attended. Students will be required to complete a Training Needs Assessment prior to attending. This session gives interested and potential students an opportunity to learn fully about the course before enrolling further.
Following the compulsory introduction session and once enrolled in the Sussex & Surrey CiLCA Programme, students will be expected to attend three, four hour training face-to-face training days when guidance will be given on completing your portfolio. This includes useful information and case studies, along with activities and group discussions to help support students through their CiLCA journey.
The training sessions will be delivered over a three month period with an expectation that students will work through their learning outcomes at their own pace between each training session. There will be an opportunity to discuss draft work or queries to support students in finalising learning outcomes for submission at each training session.
Please note that training and mentoring programme is not (currently) compulsory, however it is strongly advised by SLCC and the awarding body, Ascentis. There are other training bodies nationally who also provide training on the CiLCA.
If you enrol in the Sussex & Surrey Training Programme, to ensure that you are supported whilst doing the training, you will be asked to complete a Learning Agreement setting out the expectation of the trainer, student and employer. A copy will be issued by the trainers for you to complete and bring with you to your training session.
The Sussex & Surrey CiLCA Programme includes one-to-one support for six months from the first training session. Mentors are available to answer questions, sign post information and provide support to students.
In some counties there are separate CiLCA trainers and mentors, in Sussex & Surrey’s case the trainers and mentors are the same –
Pauline Whitehead BA (Hons) FSLCC – Parish Clerk & RFO to North Horsham Parish Council, has CiLCA, and a BA (Hons) Community Engagement and Governance.
Sue Hobbs BA (Hons) FSLCC– has CiLCA and a BA (Hons) in Community Engagement and Governance.
Both operate using a shared email account: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are three costs involved which are detailed below –
(This fee will only be charged to attendees that do not enrol on the Sussex & Surrey CiLCA Programme)
CiLCA Registration Fee (paid to SLCC) - £410
We are unable to advise on how CiLCA costs are recovered, for example whether the student or employer covers costs. However, it is advisable that each party negotiates to agree on a suitable arrangement. It is also a matter between the candidate and their Council as to whether they are expected to study CiLCA in their own time or whether study leave can be negotiated.
2022 Sussex & Surrey Programme Dates
The introduction session will be 2.5 hours starting at 9.30am.
All other sessions will run from 9.30am to 1.30pm online.
Introduction Session: April 5th 2022
First training session: May 10th 2022
Second training session: June 14th 2022
Final training session: July 5th 2022
Introduction Session: September 20th 2022
First training session: October 11th 2022
Second training session: November 8th 2022
Final training session: December 13th 2022
To book your place, please contact Pauline Whitehead at email@example.com
For further details please upload the introduction leaflet above