Training - Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions

 

Q. Do I have to wear Uniform to attend a course?

A. We usually put instructions in your Joining Instructions that we send to you before the course. Generally, the guidance is if you are attending a course at PACCAR Scout Camp, you should arrive and depart in full uniform. You are welcome to bring a change of clothes to change into.

Courses that include First Response, Safety and Safeguarding that do not take place at PACCAR are usually non-uniform.

 

Q. What time do courses finish?

A. Please see below for a guide for timings. You should check your joining instructions for confirmed times.

  • “Our Organisation” – 9am – 5pm
  • “Working with Adults” – 9am – 5pm
  • “Great Programmes” – 9am – 5pm
  • “Supporting Young People” – 9am – 5pm 
  • “Intro to Residential Experiences” – 9am – 5pm
  • “Skills of Residential Experiences” – Saturday 9am til Sunday 4pm (Residential)
  • Safeguarding – 9am – 1pm
  • Safety – 1:30pm – 3:30pm
  • First Response – 9am – 5pm 

All times are subject to change

 

Q. Can I just turn up and attend a course?

A. No, we have a maximum capacity for all courses, based on size of venue, number of trainers and catering. If you wish to attend any training course you should contact your Local Training Manager.

 

Q. How do I cancel a place on a course at short notice? 

A. If you cannot attend a course you should contact the County Training Manager by emailing training@GLMWScouts.org.uk. Please note if you cancel with less than 7 days notice, your district may be charged a cancellation fee to cover catering etc..

 

Q. Will food be provided on training courses?

A. Please check your joining instructions. This will indicate whether you course is catered or not. Courses that are part of a weekend at PACCAR Scout Camp are usually catered (lunches).

Catering is not provided for First Response, Safety, Safeguarding or other 1 day courses (including Intro to Residential Experiences at PACCAR). For these courses you should bring a packed lunch. Refreshments are usually provided for any course that lasts more than 3 hours.

 

Q. Can I claim reasonable travel expenses for attending a course?

A. If your training is taking place at anywhere other than your normal Scouting meeting place, then you are advised to talk to your Group Scout Leader or District Commissioner about claiming reasonable travel expenses.

 

Q. If my course is residential; do I need to bring bedding?

A. If you are staying over, you will need to bring Sleeping Bag or Duvet & sheet as well as a Pillow.

 

Q. How do I find out who my Local Training Manager is?

A. Click here to see a list of Local Training Managers and districts they support.

 

Q. How do I find out who my Training Advisor is?

A. Your Local Training Manager will appoint a suitable Training Advisor for you. Please contact your Local Training Manager.

 

Q. Who do I contact if I have another question about GLMW Training?

A. The first point of contact should be your Local Training Manager. They are best placed to be able to discuss your question with you. In the event that your question is not answered, please email training@glmwscouts.org.uk