Our e-learning platform for councillors

Expand your political leadership skills with our free e-learning platform.

If you're a councillor, completing our e-learning modules will deepen your knowledge of local government and help you to build the leadership skills you need to work effectively with your communities.


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You can use the platform to create a bespoke learning programme – choosing the modules most relevant to your individual needs and interests, and fitting your learning around all your other commitments.

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We offer e-learning modules on the following subjects:

  • Biodiversity for councils
  • Commissioning council services
  • Community engagement and leadership
  • Councillor induction
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Facilitation and conflict resolution
  • Handling intimidation
  • Holding council meetings online
  • Influencing skills
  • Licensing and regulation
  • Local government finance
  • Planning
  • Police and crime panels
  • Scrutiny for councillors
  • Stress management and personal resilience
  • Supporting mentally healthier communities
  • Supporting your constituents with complex issues
  • The effective ward councillor
  • UK general data protection regulation (GDPR)