The calendar below shows all the courses that have been arranged for the next few months – there is a download option so you can get your own PDF copy if you wish. Our aim is to keep it updated on a month-by-month basis so you’ll always be able to see the courses that are available.
Click the course name for details of the course, the venue name to be taken to information relating to that specific venue, and ‘Book now’ to access the course booking form.View Fullscreen
Detailed information will be published here as it becomes available; those for which we already have full details are included in the (alphabetical) list below, in each item of which is a link to those details, including flyers and booking forms, which are also available via the calendar.
It is worth mentioning that, as course fees include VAT at 20%, local authority budgets would only bear the nett cost, and central government funded elections and referendums (via the Cabinet Office) include provision to cover costs of “relevant training”.
Booking forms are available via the links underneath the dates and venues (and in the calendar above).
Non-members wishing to join the Association (£47.50 plus VAT) may complete and submit the online application form available via this page.
If delegates from the same Authority wish to attend the same course but on different dates/at different venues please indicate clearly on the booking form.
If you have any questions about any of the courses, please use the Training Enquiry Form.
Course booking terms and conditions
If you cannot attend, a substitute may attend in your place, otherwise the following cancellation charges apply:
- Less than two weeks before the event 100%.
- Less than four weeks before the event 60%
- More than four weeks before the event £20.
If for any reason within the control of the AEA, a course is cancelled a full refund or credit will be made.
Key topics include – Absent vote applications, Election time proxy voting, the issue of postal votes, cancelled, lost and spoilt postal votes, the opening of postal votes and post-election requirements. The Course will be delivered using a mixture of presentational material and practical exercises and with reference to example documentation and official guidance.
19 February 2018 – Preston
22 February 2018 – Camden
5 March 2018 – Camden
9 March 2018 – York
Community Governance Reviews
This one-day course will set out the legislative background and official guidance regarding the requirement and powers to undertake reviews.
All the necessary stages of the process will be considered, including: preparation, commencement, consultations, representations, publishing recommendations, electoral arrangements, consequential matters and making Reorganisation of Community Governance Orders.
5 June 2018 – Camden
All main election procedures will be covered in addition to any new or topical arrangements. The course provides guidance across all election elements allowing new staff an overview and provide a refresher for experienced staff to identify efficient and effective organisation and exchange good practice examples.
13 February 2018 – Camden
A one day course that concentrates on the duties and responsibilities when employing staff and handling electoral data and information. The course will consider the impact these duties have on the electoral services team and good practice solutions
23 January 2018 – Camden
19 March 2018 – Camden
This course is designed for newly appointed Returning Officers and Deputy Returning Officers, those with limited experience or those interested in knowing more about the duties and responsibilities of being a Returning Officer.
It also covers key election processes: from an outline of the candidate nominations process to practical exercises on the production and checking of ballot papers, the verification of signatures and dates of birth on returned postal voting statements and the adjudication of ballot papers not marked by voters in accordance with the instructions.
18 January 2018 – Camden
12 February 2018 – Preston
15 February 2018 – Camden – Sold Out
21 February 2018 – York
14 March 2018 – Cambourne
26 March 2018 – Camden
This one-day course will be wide ranging, covering topics such as parish electoral arrangements, parish reviews, councillors qualifications, the differences between parish council and other elections, parish council casual vacancies, parish meetings and parish polls. Although many aspects of parish elections will be touched on, this course is not intended to cover the delivery of elections in great detail, as this is covered on other AEA courses
16 January 2018 – Camden
29 January 2018 – Tiverton
This course will focus on first-past-the-post elections with single or multi-member vacancies. It does not cover the count at elections run under a different voting system, such as the supplementary vote, which is used at mayoral and PCC elections.
14 March 2018 – Camden
15 March 2018 – Wigan
16 March 2018 – York
Residential courses provide an excellent opportunity to network with other administrators and share views, ideas and experiences
This course follows a comprehensive manual which guides delegates through all key aspects of electoral administration. Using practical exercises to facilitate learning, this residential course engages attendees in exchanging knowledge, experience and ideas.
22-25 January 2018 – Nottingham
18-21 June 2018 – Leeds