“Training is the most powerful weapon we have in our armoury and it must be used to overcome the challenges that lie ahead”.

A training scheme for community and town councils (see below) has been developed and is being delivered across Wales. For details of training events being held near you please contact Wendi Patience on or ring on 07929 715990

In 2005 the Welsh Assembly Government, acting on the recommendation of LLC Breakout Training, the “Aberystwyth Study” set up a National Training Advisory Group (NTAG) which was tasked to develop a National Training Strategy (NTS) for community and town councils in Wales.  This was published in September 2006 and circulated to each council in Wales.

The packages have been designed on a modular basis with units that can be delivered in 2.5 hour evening sessions, this being the preferred format of the majority of councils.

The modules cover:

  • The Council
  • The Councillor
  • The Council as an Employer
  • Understanding the Law
  • Council Meetings
  • Local Government Finance
  • Health & Safety
  • Introduction to Community Engagement
  • Code of Conduct
  • Chairing Skills
  • Community Emergency Planning
  • Community/Place Planning
  • Community Engagement Part II
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Information Management
  • Use of IT, Websites & Social Media
  • Making Effective Grant Applications
  • Managing your staff
  • Devolution of Services
  • Wellbeing of Future Generations Act 2016 / Sustainability
  • Local Government Finance (Advanced)
  • Mediation and Conciliation

For more information on what each module covers, see Module Overview

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We may be able to offer bespoke training solutions tailored to the needs of Councils who require training in areas not specifically covered by the standard modules.  If your Council would like to enquire about possible options please email:

We can also deliver any of the standard modules direct to any one Council or group of Councils who are able to offer a suitable venue in their locality.

Please email with your request.

Training for Clerks
See the Clerks' Training page for information on the new ILCA - Introduction to Local Council Administration qualification and the CiLCA Wales qualification.

Click here to visit the SLCC (Society of Local Council Clerks) website.