Training for local councils

Lancashire & Merseyside County Training Partnership

The County Training Partnership members are LALC, Lancashire County Council and the Society of Local Council Clerks.  The aim of the Partnership is to develop a sustainable training programme throughout Lancashire and Merseyside and to ensure that careful budgeting will enable training courses to be sustained in the long term without detriment to either small or large councils.

The Partnership provides training for Clerks and Councillors.  Several courses are held during the year and training can also be brought to individual councils.  Some comments from recent courses;

Being quite new, the information covered so well many of the basics upon which to build.  Very grateful for the help and information.  Informative and enjoyable Keep up the good work

Examples of courses offered are below:


Workshops for 2017

February 23rd           Finance


March 16th                Chairmanship


April 20th                  Planning (fully booked)

May 11th                  Planning (places still available)


May 18th                    Certificate in Local Council Administration

                                                (Session 1 of 6)


June 15th                 Effective Meetings


July 15th                    New Councillors and Clerks – Module 1 (fully booked)


August 5th                 New Councillors and Clerks – Module 2 (fully booked)


September 28th        Community Engagement


November 16th          Chairmanship


November 23rd         Finance


Full council training on your own premises can be arranged through the office.

Courses and booking forms will be notified to Clerks in advance. It is advisable to book early as courses fill up quite quickly.