The percentage for each star category will be awarded on the number of individual councillors who attend recognised DAPTC training events. For example, if three members attend New Councillor Induction and the council has a total of nine places, the council will then be eligible for the Single Star certificate. If the same three members then attend further recognised training, the council will still have sent 30% of their members on training. If three additional members of the council also attend training, the total will then be 60% and the council will be eligible for the Double Star certificate.
The Certificates, based on the council meeting the qualifying criteria, will show :
Single Star = 30 – 59 per cent
Double Star = 60 – 89 per cent
Triple Star = Over 90 per cent
Local councillors have a wealth of experience and local knowledge which can be shared with other councillors. DAPTC certificates will be a tangible sign of each council’s commitment to seeking out new opportunities for its community and will also benefit the entire council because newly trained members will be keeping up-to-date with changes in legislation and practice.