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.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.
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
11 October – Wigan
23 October – 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.
12 October – Gedling
23 January 2018 – Camden
19 March 2018 – Camden
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 – 15 September 2017 – York
Electoral Arrangements – 4 October 2017 – York
Management and Finance – 16 October 2017 – York
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
24 October – Preston
16 January 2018 – Camden
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. Watch the short video below.
20 October – York – Sold Out
1 November – Preston – Sold Out
2 November – Cambourne
7 November – Coventry
9 November – Andover – Sold Out
16 November – Dover
Residential courses provide an excellent opportunity to network with other administrators and share views, ideas and experiences.