Foundations of Local Government

Whether you’re starting out in your first role in local government and need to know the basics, or are well established in the sector and want to find answers to all the questions you never asked, this programme will hold something for you.

It explores the origins of local government and takes you on a tour of how and where is has developed to today. We’ll cover the fundamentals of constitutions, decision making and roles and responsibilities, no matter what type of local authority you’re from.

Course content

  • Origins and development of local government
  • Types of authority
  • Governance models
  • Roles & responsibilities
  • Decision making
  • The strategic framework
  • Local government finance & budgeting
  • Politics
  • The political group
  • Leadership in local government
  • Stakeholders and partnerships
  • Working with communities

Duration of course

Bitesize, half day, full day or two programmes are available. Two-day programmes allow enough time to ground the learning with your organisation.

Why Capital Academy

All programmes delivered by the Capital Academy are designed to add value to people, teams, and organisations, and can be tailored to suit your specific needs. Our trainers offer expert industry knowledge and learning support, to help you develop your own understanding and skills. They will remain available to you after the delivery of the training, as a friendly face who can deal with any follow up queries. Ongoing support is also available via our consultancy firm, Capital People, or via our law firm, Capital Law.