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Chief Executive Officer: Alison Robinson
Cranham House (the OPEX
Building), Falcon Close, Green
Farm Business Park, Gloucester

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    Training and Equipping

Formed by Parish Councils --- Run for Parish Councils --- Delivering to Parish Councils

The Gloucestershire Association of Parish and Town Councils (GAPTC) is a not for profit membership organisation, representing, training and advising the parish (including town) councils of Gloucestershire, who form the grass roots tier (or first level) of local government in England.

GAPTC offer members a resource of vital, operational information and facilitate communication at all levels of the parish network - district, county, regional and national.

As a membership association we are unable to deal with queries from the public, but we are happy to make general information available through this website, which helps to increase understanding and awareness about the sector.

Latest News

Autumn training courses underway

We have swung into action with Clerks the Knowledge, Being a Better Councillor and Agendas & Minutes training taking place in the last few days. The current training programme is running through until November, including specialist courses on planning, staff management and bullying and harassment. Full details and booking form on the website.

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:21 by Anita Sach

CiLCA Success

John Kay, Dursley Town Council, has now become a qualified clerk, attaining his CiLCA qualification this month.

Dursley have also applied to become a 'Quality' Council, as part of the Local Council Award Scheme (LCAS), so watch this space!

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:05 by Alison Robinson

CiLCA 2015 progress update

CiLCA 2015 progress update

One of the key changes introduced with CiLCA 2015 is that CiLCA is now a level 3 qualification on the National Qualifications Framework. This means that there is a framework CiLCA assessment must operate within and a system of internal and external quality assurance.

Following a visit from the External Verifier (Ascentis) the assessment process has been found to meet all required standards and SLCC has been awarded 'Direct Claim Status', so all can be confident in the standard of the assessment of the qualification. More »

On top of this – of the first 75 submitted portfolios, 60 so far have passed on the first submission.

If you are interested in becoming a qualified clerk you can log on to the SLCC website to register. If you would like to discuss this beforehand please feel free to contact GAPTC. » Less

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 13:27 by Alison Robinson