Course Details

The calendar below shows all the courses that have been arranged for the rest of the year – 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 over the next few months.

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.

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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.

Training Courses

Annual Canvass 2017

Boundary Review

Election Accounts

Management Modules

Practical approaches to handling pressure

Annual Canvass 2017

This one-day course will deal with the legislative requirements and guidance relating to conducting a full household canvass, plus managing and delivering the various elements of the household audit and other electoral registration activities.

We will explore the timing and practicalities of the household canvass in different local authority environments and examine the relationship between household and personal canvassing, including non-standard addresses.

The course will also cover non-responding households, registration applications, deletions and other changes, and how to deal with current unconfirmed electors.  It will also cover alterations to the register of electors and publication of the revised register.

9 August 2017 – Wycombe


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Boundary Review

This new training course examines the often-little-known subject of boundary reviews and covers the statutory review processes to be undertaken where these are required and the practical aspects to be adopted.  Ideal for those who have been given specific responsibility for this complex task.

27 July – Andover

1 August 2017 – Preston

3 August 2017 – Camden


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Election Accounts

This course will take you, step by step, through all the forms and guidance relating to the UKPGE on 8 June 2017 to make the whole process pain free (well, almost) and ensure:

  • you are able to claim further advances as soon as possible
  • accounts are submitted on time – and you are not penalised for late delivery
  • all relevant supporting documents are provided in a clear and simple way
  • costs are allocated to the correct heads of expenditure
  • costs are shared properly where there are cross boundary constituencies
  • VAT, tax and superannuation are accounted for properly
  • you understand which types of expenditure are acceptable – and crucially which are not!
  • you know what to do if you find you have overspent on the overall allocation
  • you are able to recover the maximum amounts possible
  • all payments are transparent and justifiable

24 July – Coventry

26 July – Preston

27 July – Camden

31 July – Cambourne

2 August – York

15 September – Dover


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Management Modules

Given the ever increasing complexity of electoral law and practice and their inter-relationships with other parts of the democratic process, these one-day course modules (based on the AEA’s Diploma syllabus) are aimed at filling a gap for managers and/or experienced administrators.

Electoral Law – 21 July 2017 – Camden

Electoral Law – 15 September 2017 – York

Electoral Arrangements – 4 October 2017 – York

Management and Finance – 16 October 2017 – York


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Practical approaches to handling pressure

The Practical Approaches to Handling Pressure course enables participants to understand the meaning of stress and how to differentiate it from healthy pressure.  They will learn to recognise the signs and sources of stress; assess their wellbeing and work-life balance; understand the importance of individual factors such as perception; and discover how to apply relevant coping strategies.

The course is practical and engaging and includes a variety of individual exercises.  Delegates will also benefit from revisiting the exercises after the course when they have the time and space to think fully about their life and the issues raised.

15 September – Cambourne

22 September – Tiverton

3 October – Dover

4 October – Camden

6 October – Glasgow

9 October – Andover

10 October – Camden

11 October – Blaby

13 October – York

16 October – Blaby

20 October – York

25 October – Glasgow

26 October – Neath Port Talbot

27 October – Neath Port Talbot

31 October – Preston

1 November – Preston

2 November – Cambourne

6 November – Coventry

7 November – Coventry

9 November – Andover

16 November – Dover


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Residential Courses

Residential courses provide an excellent opportunity to network with other administrators and share views, ideas and experiences.