Training & Conferences

ERNLLCA operates a substantial and accredited annual training programme which is held in high regard and is delivered by qualified instructors. The real test of ERNLLCA’s training programme is the value attendees place on it. During the last year, councillors’ comments have included “very productive”, “well presented”, “easy to follow”, “professional and informative” and “excellent”. ERNLLCA does have to levy a charge for training but offers a reduced rate for small councils. Membership fees do not include the cost of delivering training. 

We are also a leading partner in the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Training Partnership which co-ordinates and delivers professional development opportunities for Clerks. The current portfolio guide for the Certificate in Local Council Administration can be accessed below.

In addition to our ongoing training programme ERNLLCA also provides an annual conference and details of which will be published shortly.

Training Events


This is a full day course offered on the North and South Bank.

It will be of interest to you if you are a serving chairman; if you are interested in taking on such a role; if you just want to have an understanding of what is involved; or if you are a Clerk and want to gain a better understanding of your Chairman’s role. 


8th July 2019 - Bishop Burton College

11th July 2019 - The Angel Suite, Brigg

For a booking form please click here.


Parish and town councils have much to offer in helping with good planning decisions.  ERNLLCA is pleased to offer two separate day training events on the planning process to be led by planning experts YourLocale.  Hopefully these events will be of particular interest to new Councillors and Clerks but longer serving colleagues are welcome to attend to refresh their knowledge.


3rd July - The Ropewalk, Barton

4th July - The Village Hotel, Hull

For a booking form please click here.




Being a Good Councillor

 This is a three part course offered in each ERNLLCA area in the evenings.

ERNLLCA is pleased to re-offer this nationally accredited course for new councillors or those with previous experience who may wish to revisit some of their learning.  These sessions are also open to Clerks who may feel benefit from attending.   

For a booking form please click here.


CILCA Portfolio Guide 2017

Please click here

Training, Qualifications and Awards




Conference 2019

ERNLLCA Conference 2019

The ERNLLCA conference will be held on the 15th November 2019 at the Village Hotel, Hull. Further details will be available shortly.