Training for Councillors (Scotland)
In-House Training

Trevor Roberts Associates is the leading UK provider of practitioner-based training for Councillors involved in planning, with an extensive track record of positive results. So far, we have delivered Councillor training sessions in over 250 local authorities, including about a third of those in Scotland.

TRA's approach is to involve as presenters experienced people with direct and current involvement in planning practice (as distinct from staff of academic or educational institutions).

The advantages of in-house training

An in-house course is one run on your premises, for the specific benefit of Councillors in your authority. (The main alternative is where Councillors go to courses or conferences elsewhere, attended by Councillors from various authorities).

In-house training has several advantages:

  • it is cost effective, since not only is the basic cost per head lower, but there is little outlay on travel, accommodation etc.
  • it is convenient for Councillors, who are always very busy, and time away from the authority can only be spared with great difficulty.
  • it can be focused more specifically on particular issues and problems within your own authority.



A Briefing on Planning for Councillors (Scotland)

Our popular general briefing session, aimed especially at Councillors on Planning Committees and Sub Committees, of mixed experience levels. The workshop covers: the context of planning (Coun... Read more...

The Role of Councillors in Planning: propriety and good practice (Scotland)

This popular course is aimed at any Councillor involved in or potentially involved in the planning process. It helps Councillors understand their roles and functions more clearly. Issues covered in... Read more...

It may also be possible for us to run more in-depth training session on individual topics. Please contact us if you would like to discuss training on a specific topic.