The Foundation Course in electoral administration is primarily aimed at new entrants to the profession and also at those staff wishing to go on and undertake the Association’s Qualification. The Course was launched with the twin aims of:
- providing a sound knowledge base for new entrants in both electoral registration and elections administration
- preparing members for undertaking the Certificate level of the Association’s Qualification
The Course is delivered in five modules on an annual basis. Persons completing the five modules receive a Certificate of attendance and a copy of the following year’s Foundation Course manual. It is now a requirement that members wishing to undertake the Certificate have attended or will complete the Foundation Course by the end of the calendar year in which they wish to register or, alternatively, can demonstrate three years’ relevant work experience before being able to register for the Certificate programme. Details, including dates and a registration form for the 2018 Foundation Course, are available HERE.