Who are recognised CiLCA trainers?
This is the
list of recognised CiLCA trainers
. These are the only trainers who can deliver CiLCA training under the National Training Strategy.
If you would like to access CiLCA training your first contact should be your County Training Partnership. Their contact details are available on this webpage under the 'County Training Partnership’ heading.
A key change for CiLCA 2015 is the introduction of recognised CiLCA trainers. These trainers are the only individuals delivering official CiLCA training under the National Training Strategy, and are the only trainers who will have access to tailored advice and support from NALC and SLCC. This means that candidates can be confident that the training they choose will be delivered to a high standard. And trainers will be recognised as CiLCA trainers and receive regularly updated resources to support them.
Any official CiLCA training for clerks must be delivered or led by a recognised CiLCA trainer. This means either individual trainers must be a recognised CiLCA trainer, or, if you deliver training as a team, at least one person in the team present at the training must be a recognised CiLCA trainer.
The IDB's goals when setting up the 'recognised CiLCA trainers' approach were:
To provide support, training and resources to NALC and SLCC networks delivering training under the National Training Strategy to clerks – this support and training is funded through NALC and SLCC subscriptions and ultimately delivers an impact back to our respective members through an improved training offer
To build a united offer around CiLCA – such that the national training offer from NALC and SLCC comes together under one umbrella and is stronger for this collaboration
That councils and clerks can be reassured when they choose a trainer they are of a certain quality and are from within the sector through their membership bodies and the National Training Strategy
That clerks have a place to go to if they have an issue with the quality of training they have received – the IDB can then consider how to resolve and improve the situation
How to become a recognised CiLCA trainer
To be a recognised CiLCA trainer they must both:
Have the support of both the SLCC branch and County Association
Deliver training directly under the brand of the County Association or SLCC, or be commissioned/paid by the County Association or SLCC. One of these organisations will be the 'endorser' and takes responsibility for the quality of the training delivered
Those who wish to become a recognised CiLCA trainer should contact the Improvement and Development Manager at NALC. They should provide confirmation that the County Association and SLCC branch support them, in whatever format is appropriate. For example, an email confirmation would be sufficient. NALC will then provide Train the Trainer workshops where there is sufficient demand (minimum six people) in a region. The trainers must attend one of these workshops to become recognised CiLCA trainers.
How CiLCA training quality assured
CiLCA – both the qualification and training – is overseen by the Improvement and Development Board (IDB). NALC is responsible for the quality of CiLCA training at a national level. The local endorsement approach means that CALCs and SLCC branches are responsible for the quality of the training locally and NALC will support and work with them to ensure the highest possible quality of training.
If a County Training Partnership, CALC or SLCC branch would like to add new recognised CiLCA trainers then they should contact NALC's Improvement and Development Manager. Train the trainer workshops can be arranged where there is sufficient demand.
If a County Training Partnership, CALC or SLCC branch would like to remove a trainers recognised status, eg because they retire or leave the sector, or if their training is not to the quality required, they should submit this in writing to NALC's Improvement and Development Manager.
If agreement cannot be reached between the SLCC branch and CALC around the support/endorsement of a trainer then this can be referred to the IDB. The IDB has the right to deny or remove recognised status from trainers.