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Understanding and influencing local decision making

Accredited by Certa, Level 2 award

Monday 10 July 1:30pm - Wednesday 19 July 12:30pm

Northern College, Barnsley

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About this event

This course explores how local and national government works, the roles and responsibilities of people in office, and how you can work within your area and group to influence decision making on a local level. 

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This course is delivered over six days.

Monday 10 July 12pm — 5pm
Tuesday 11 July 9.30am  — 5pm
Wednesday 12 July 9.30am  — 12.30pm
Monday 17 July 12pm — 5pm
Tuesday 18 July 9.30am  — 5.30pm
Wednesday 19 July 9.30am  — 12.30pm


Accreditation is available for this course. In order to gain a Certa Level 2 award, you need to attend the whole course and complete the assessment activities that are in the course workbook. There will be time during the sessions to complete the workbook with support from the tutor.

More about this event

Our courses and events are free for people in Big Local areas. We provide lunch and can provide financial support for travel, childcare and other care costs to residents in Big Local areas. We can also book and pay for travel in advance.

If you are taking part as part of your paid work/employment then we ask that your employer cover your expenses. However, we can pay or contribute towards worker’s expenses in exceptional circumstances.

Please ask for further information when booking.

Northern College

Northern College is a community adult education college that offers training for those who are active in community and voluntary groups as well as in trade unions. Northern College is committed to equal opportunities for all and offers an outstanding learning environment in a residential setting.

Please note that the courses offered by Northern College are residential. This means that they will host you to stay in their college at Wentworth Castle and will provide all meals and accommodation.

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