Booking on training

All our available training dates are shown in the training calendar, you can book online for any session.  You can also book on training sessions in any of the other London counties, their details can be found at:

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.

Getting started

Links to the relevant elements of getting started are:

Mandatory ongoing learning

Safeguarding ongoing learning is available as e-learning. Previously there has been a requirement to alternate between e-learning and face-to-face training for safeguarding – as of March 2020 this requirement has been removed. Safety training ongoing learning is available as e-learning.

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
Managers Training: Part 3 (Meeting the Challenges)
When

14th Apr 2024

Time

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

Greenford District HQ

Event
Module 10A (First Aid Learning) 
When

22nd Apr 2024

Time

7:15 pm - 9:45 pm

Location

Online via zoom with pre-learning

Event
Map Skills Day for Leaders 2024
When

28th Apr 2024

Time

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location

Gerrards Cross

Event
Module 11 (Administration)
When

11th May 2024

Time

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location

Online via zoom

Event
Module 10A (First Aid Learning) and Module 10B (First Aid Practical)
When

11th May 2024

Time

9:15 am - 5:00 pm

Location

Greenford DHQ

Event
Module 13 (Growing the Section)
When

12th May 2024

Time

10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location

Online via zoom with pre-learning

Event
Module 10A (First Aid Learning) 
When

14th May 2024

Time

7:15 pm - 9:45 pm

Location

Online via zoom with pre-learning

Event
Module 10A (First Aid Learning) and Module 10B (First Aid Practical)
When

08th Jun 2024

Time

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location

5th Hayes Scout HQ

Event
Module 10A (First Aid Learning) and Module 10B (First Aid Practical)
When

09th Jun 2024

Time

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location

4th Ruislip Scout HQ

Event
Module 10A (First Aid Learning) 
When

12th Jun 2024

Time

7:15 pm - 9:45 pm

Location

Online via zoom with pre-learning

Event
Module 38 (Skills for Residential Experiences)
When

22nd Jun 2024 - 23rd Jun 2024

Time

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

PACCAR Scout Camp Site (Chalfont St.Peter)

Event
Modules 7 (Scouting for All) and 17 (Running Safe Activities)
When

22nd Jun 2024

Time

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

PACCAR Scout Camp Site (Chalfont St.Peter)

Event
Pioneering Skills Day
When

23rd Jun 2024

Time

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location

PACCAR Scout Camp Site (Chalfont St.Peter)

Event
Module 10A (First Aid Learning)
When

11th Jul 2024

Time

7:15 pm - 9:45 pm

Location

Online via zoom with pre-learning

Event
Module 10A (First Aid Learning) 
When

16th Aug 2024

Time

7:15 pm - 9:45 pm

Location

Online via zoom with pre-learning

Event
Module 10A (First Aid Learning) 
When

25th Sep 2024

Time

7:15 pm - 9:45 pm

Location

Online via zoom with pre-learning

Event
Module 10A (First Aid Learning) 
When

15th Oct 2024

Time

7:15 pm - 9:45 pm

Location

Online via zoom with pre-learning

Event
Modules 16 (Introduction to Residential Experiences), 18 (Practical Skills) and 19 (International)
When

19th Oct 2024

Time

All Day

Location

PACCAR Scout Camp Site (Chalfont St.Peter)

Event
Modules 8 (Skills of Leadership) and 9 (Working with Adults)
When

20th Oct 2024

Time

All Day

Location

PACCAR Scout Camp Site (Chalfont St.Peter)

Event
Module 10A (First Aid Learning) 
When

07th Nov 2024

Time

7:15 pm - 9:45 pm

Location

Online via zoom with pre-learning

Event
Module 13 (Growing the Section) 
When

09th Nov 2024

Time

10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location

Online via zoom with pre-learning

Event
Module 11 (Administration) 
When

09th Nov 2024

Time

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Location

Online via zoom

Event
Modules 7 (Scouting for All) and 17 (Running Safe Activities)
When

23rd Nov 2024

Time

All Day

Location

PACCAR Scout Camp Site (Chalfont St.Peter)

Event
Modules 12B (Programme Planning), 14 (Supporting Young People) and 15 (Promoting Positive Behaviour)
When

24th Nov 2024

Time

All Day

Location

PACCAR Scout Camp Site (Chalfont St.Peter)

Event
Module 10A (First Aid Learning)
When

10th Dec 2024

Time

7:15 pm - 9:45 pm

Location

Online via zoom with pre-learning

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

08th Feb 2025 - 09th Feb 2025

Time

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location

PACCAR Scout Camp Site (Chalfont St.Peter)

Event
Managers Training: Part 2 (Achieving Growth)
When

08th Mar 2025

Time

All Day

Location

PACCAR Scout Camp Site (Chalfont St.Peter)

Event
Modules 8 (Skills of Leadership) and 9 (Working with Adults)
When

09th Mar 2025

Time

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

PACCAR Scout Camp Site (Chalfont St.Peter)

Event
Managers Training: Part 3 (Meeting the Challenges)
When

06th Apr 2025

Time

All Day

Location

Venue TBC

Event
Module 38 (Skills for Residential Experiences)
When

21st Jun 2025 - 22nd Jun 2025

Time

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

PACCAR Scout Camp Site (Chalfont St.Peter)

Event
Modules 16 (Introduction to Residential Experiences), 18 (Practical Skills) and 19 (International)
When

21st Jun 2025

Time

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

PACCAR Scout Camp Site (Chalfont St.Peter)

Event
Modules 12B (Programme Planning), 14 (Supporting Young People) and 15 (Promoting Positive Behaviour)
When

22nd Jun 2025

Time

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

PACCAR Scout Camp Site (Chalfont St.Peter)

Event
Modules 12B (Programme Planning), 14 (Supporting Young People) and 15 (Promoting Positive Behaviour)
When

18th Oct 2025

Time

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

PACCAR Scout Camp Site (Chalfont St.Peter)

Event
Modules 7 (Scouting for All) and 17 (Running Safe Activities)
When

19th Oct 2025

Time

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

PACCAR Scout Camp Site (Chalfont St.Peter)

Event
Modules 8 (Skills of Leadership) and 9 (Working with Adults)
When

22nd Nov 2025

Time

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

PACCAR Scout Camp Site (Chalfont St.Peter)

Event
Modules 16 (Introduction to Residential Experiences), 18 (Practical Skills) and 19 (International)
When

23rd Nov 2025

Time

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

PACCAR Scout Camp Site (Chalfont St.Peter)

Event
Module 38 (Skills for Residential Experiences)
When

20th Jun 2026 - 21st Jun 2026

Time

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

PACCAR Scout Camp Site (Chalfont St.Peter)

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

17th Oct 2026 - 18th Oct 2026

Time

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location

PACCAR Scout Camp Site (Chalfont St.Peter)

Event
Managers Training: Part 2 (Achieving Growth)
When

21st Nov 2026

Time

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

PACCAR Scout Camp Site (Chalfont St.Peter)

Event
Managers Training: Part 3 (Meeting the Challenges)
When

22nd Nov 2026

Time

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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