The Professional Clerking Programme

The Professional Clerking Programme is a nationally available development opportunity designed for those working in a clerking role. The whole programme is focused on the DfE Clerking Competency Framework, and so applicable for clerks in all educational settings. The two face-to-face workshops with an experienced facilitator and eight modules focus on the development of clerking competencies. 

It develops the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to provide professional clerking to the governing boards of maintained schools, academies and multi-academy trusts. Read the competency framework here.


Programme dates:

This programme is no longer open to new applicants.

We are supporting existing candidates. For further information, please contact

The closing date for completing all workbooks is Friday 11 December 2020, which should be sent to