Background to the Training Scheme

Adult volunteers are at the heart of Scouting, and we hope that you will get every bit as much out of it as you put in. Scouting is not only about young people, but also about the development of adults within the Movement.

To support adults in Scouting, the Scout Association provides a comprehensive programme of training to build on existing skills and knowledge and develop new competencies; within the movement there are also awards to recognise dedication to training and outstanding service.

The County coordinates the Scout Association’s Adult Training Scheme for all leaders, supporters, managers and other volunteers across all the Districts. Different versions of the Adult’s Personal File cover the training requirements for groups of roles:

Remote Training

A variety of training modules are available to complete remotely, our dedicated page provides further information and links to materials.

Training Courses

The County runs regular courses which cover one or more modules of the training scheme. These courses are offered in a variety of formats including evenings, one day or weekend offerings. Our Training Calendar lists all for up coming courses for the next 18 months. To book a place either ask your Local Training Manager or book online.

We run our courses at a number of different venues across the County, click on the links below for directions and travel information:

Training across the London Region is free to attend, so if you are unable to attend one of our courses you are more than welcome to attend one run by another County: Greater London South West, Greater London South East, Greater London South, Greater London North, and Greater London North East.

Validation

Once you have completed the learning for a given module as part of the Adult Training Scheme you need to validate that learning, through discussion with your Training Advisor or Local Training Managers.  Our dedicated training validation page contains check-your-knowledge documents which outline the key learning objectives for each module and outline the validation requirements.

Upcoming Training

Event
Modules 12B, 13 & 19: Great Programmes
When

19th Sep

Time

All Day

Location

20th Chiswick Scout HQ

Event
Module 1: Essential Information
When

23rd Sep

Time

6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Location

Greenford District Scouts HQ

Event
Modules 5, 6, 11 & 12A: Our Organisation
When

10th Oct

Time

All Day

Location

PACCAR Scout Camp Site (Chalfont St. Peter)

Event
Mandatory Ongoing Learning: Module 10: First Response
When

10th Oct

Time

8:15 am - 4:00 pm

Location

Greenford & District Scouts HQ, between 111 & 113 Hill Rise, Greenford UB6 8PE

Event
Modules 7, 8 & 9: Working With Adults
When

11th Oct

Time

All Day

Location

PACCAR Scout Camp Site (Chalfont St. Peter)

Event
Module 18: Practical Skills
When

13th Oct

Time

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

Willesden District Scouts HQ (Neasden)

Event
Modules 16 & 17: Introduction to Residential Experiences & Running Safe Activities
When

25th Oct

Time

All Day

Location

5th Pinner Scout HQ

Event
Modules 14, 15 & 18: Supporting Young People
When

01st Nov

Time

All Day

Location

1st/6th Edgware Scout HQ

Event
Module 19: International
When

10th Nov

Time

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

Willesden District Scouts HQ (Neasden)

Event
Modules 14, 15 & 18: Supporting Young People
When

21st Nov

Time

All Day

Location

PACCAR Scout Camp Site (Chalfont St. Peter)

Event
Modules 12B, 13 & 19: Great Programmes
When

22nd Nov

Time

All Day

Location

PACCAR Scout Camp Site (Chalfont St. Peter)

Event
Module 1: Essential Information
When

25th Nov

Time

6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Location

Greenford District Scouts HQ

Event
Managers Training: Part 2 (Achieving Growth) & Part 3 (Meeting the Challenges)
When

05th Dec - 06th Dec

Time

All Day

Location

Willow Tree Guide Centre (Harefield)

Event
Managers Training: Part 1 (Skills of Management)
When

05th Dec - 06th Dec

Time

All Day

Location

Willow Tree Guide Centre (Harefield)

Event
Module 28: Facilitating
When

09th Jan - 10th Jan

Time

All Day

Location

PACCAR Scout Camp Site (Chalfont St. Peter)

Event
Module 29: Presenting
When

09th Jan - 10th Jan

Time

All Day

Location

PACCAR Scout Camp Site (Chalfont St. Peter)

Event
Modules 7, 8 & 9: Working with Adults
When

06th Feb

Time

All Day

Location

PACCAR Scout Camp Site (Chalfont St. Peter)

Event
Modules 5, 6, 11 & 12A: Our Organisation
When

07th Feb

Time

All Day

Location

PACCAR Scout Camp Site (Chalfont St. Peter)

Event
Module 37: Advising on Adult Appointments
When

20th Feb

Time

8:30 am - 11:30 am

Location

Event
Modules 12B, 13 & 19: Great Programmes
When

06th Mar

Time

All Day

Location

PACCAR Scout Camp Site (Chalfont St. Peter)

Event
Modules 14, 15 & 18: Supporting Young People
When

07th Mar

Time

All Day

Location

PACCAR Scout Camp Site (Chalfont St. Peter)

Event
Module 38: Skills for Residential Experiences
When

12th Jun - 13th Jun

Time

All Day

Location

PACCAR Scout Camp Site (Chalfont St. Peter)

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls