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Many of our courses can be adapted for in-house delivery and can be specifically tailored to meet individual needs.

Sometimes due to reasons beyond our control a course has to be cancelled or postponed.  We will advise nominating officers and applicants immediately of such a decision.  Please note in exceptional circumstances we may have to make changes at short notice to the content (to reflect changes in legislation, current thinking or topical issues), timing, speakers and/or venue.

South West Councils, Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1SH, Learning and Transformation Administration Team: 01823 270101


Political Awareness



Jun 12, 2019

Course Duration:

½ day (9.30 - 12.30)


Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SH - this course can also be delivered on an in-house basis


This event provides an overview of the considerations and knowledge to effectively engage with Councillors, ensuring an overall understanding of the political context and terminology


A ½ day workshop for those new to local government or for those wanting to improve their knowledge and understanding of working in a political environment


  • Why Councillors stand for election
  • The role of political groups
  • Proportionality and the constraints on Councillors
  • The importance of political neutrality
  • Potential sensitivities


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training@swcouncils.gov.uk or call 01823 270101

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Member Organisations: £85
Non-Member Organisations:  £95

(All prices subject to VAT)


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