Introduction to Local Government – Scotland
Whether you are new to local government or are already working in the sector, this module will provide you with interesting facts and information, and links to other resources.
The content covers the role of local government in London, how it has evolved, the services provided and the various types of council. You’ll explore the role of councillors and the decision-making process, as well as the different ways councils are funded and the principles of council spending.
At the end of each section, you will have the opportunity to assess what you have learnt by working through a short review of some of the key learning points covered.
Learning Outcomes for this module include:
Learners will learn about the role of local government in Scotland and the services it provides and understand the relationship between local government and central government. They will also learn about the different ways councils are funded, the principles of spending, the current issues in local government and how to keep informed.
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