Continuous Professional Development Scheme


Continuous Professional Development (CPD) activities are undertaken by council employees to help maintain and improve standards of performance in their work. When council employees engage in CPD, they strengthen their knowledge and skills for the significant benefit of their councils and their communities.

The CPD scheme helps clerks to self-assess their own personal development. Because learning and development are subjective it is up to the clerk to decide how much they have benefited from each activity they undertake.

It is helpful to keep a log of training you have undertaken for personal use, but also so that you can share it with your council at your annual appraisal. A template CPD recording document is available here.

The Society of Local Council Clerks website has a list of the latest CPD courses and webinars including courses on offer for January – June 2018. They can also offer bespoke courses if you are looking for your whole council to be trained in a specific subject.

The full CPD for Local Council Clerks document can be read here.

Training events may also be held at local SLCC branch meetings. For further information contact


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