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Who Can Apply?

All modules are for Leaders and Managers in the Scout Association who require training to fulfill their role.

Adult Training Modules

The adult training scheme is made up of the following modules.

A number of Modules are available with a workbook or on-line via e-learning.

To download a workbook or access the on-line training follow the links below.

For those wishing to do a module with e-learning you will find a useful how-to-guide on YouTube.

To book your places please complete the online booking form here.

Getting Started

To be completed by all new adults to Scouting before full appointment can be confirmed.

Module

Module Title

Learning Method

01 

Essential Information

Course or e-learning

02

Personal Learning Plan

Training Adviser

03

Tools for the Job (Leaders)

Course or e-learning

04

Tools for the Job (Manager)

Course or e-learning

Modules 1, 2 and either 3 or 4 are compulsory modules.  

 

To be completed by all Members of an Executive Committee

Module

Module Title

Learning Method

01E

Essential Information for Executive
Committee Members.
(Mandatory module for all EC members)

Course or e-learning

 

All Appointments

Module

Module Title

Learning Method

05

The Fundamentals of Scouting

Course or e-learning

06

 Changes in Scouting

Course

07

 Scouting for all

Course or workbook

08

 Skills of Leadership

Course

09

 Working with adults

Course

10

 First Aid

Course

11

 Administration

Course or workbook

 

 

Section Leaders and Section Supporters

To be completed by all adults in Section Leader and Assistant Leader roles.

Module

Module Title

Learning Method

12A

Delivering a Quality Programme

e-learning

12B

Programme Planning

Course

13

Growing the Section (Leaders)

Course or workbook

14

Supporting Young People

Course or workbook

15 

Promoting Positive Behaviour

Course or workbook

16

Introduction to Residential Experiences

Course

17

Running Safe Activities

Course or workbook

18

Practical Skills

Course

19

International

Course

 

Managers, Section Supporters, Other Supporters

Module

 Module Title

 Learning Method

 11

Administration

 Course or workbook

12A

 Delivering a Quality Programme

 e-learning

 21

 Growing the Movement (Managers)

 Course or workbook

 23

 Safety for Managers and Supporters

 Course or workbook

 24

 Managing Adults

 Course or workbook

 25

 Assessing Learning

 Course

Module 25: There is a workbook available however it is recommended that you attend the course. You will get more of an insight in to assessing within the Scout Association.

 Module 26

 Supporting Adults

 Course or workbook

 

Training Advisers

Module

Module Title

Learning Method

25

Assessing Learning

Course

Module 25: There is a workbook available however it is recommended that you attend the course. You will get more of an insight in to assessing within the Scout Association.

 

Supplementary Modules

Modules relevant to specific roles

Module

Module Title

Learning Method

36

Special Needs

Course

37

Advising on Adult Appointments.

Course or DVD (available online)

38

Skills for Residential Experiences

Course

Module 38: This is an additional ‘skills’ module which expands on Module 16, and also very useful to those seeking to become Nights Away Adviser. This is a ‘practical skills’ day and residential weekend to get leaders thinking about ‘the OUT in Scouting’ and learn in a safe environment. The weekend give you an ideal opportunity to learn from experienced trainers/scouters and from other delegates attending. 

The above modules for Managers and Leaders are delivered in groups as their content relates to one another and held on Saturdays and Sundays. This method of delivery is chosen as from past experience, leaders and Managers benefit from working and sharing together in small groups, which in turn benefits the Young people they work with. Plus, it's more fun! This does not mean that a Manager or Leader has to attend all the modules. You can attend for a single module or a number of modules over the course of the two days if, in your Personal Learning Plan you have identified with your Training Adviser that you only require certain modules to complete your training. Most days start at 9.30am and are generally finished by 6.00pm. The Training team also delivers some modules on single days and evenings to fit in with lifestyles and family commitments. Evening sessions only cover one module at a time and generally start at 7.30pm and finish no later than 10.00pm. Please see the training calendar below for details on all courses.

Some modules are organised differently. This is due to specific roles or the content.

 

Further Information

Learners' resources

There is a diverse range of training methods right at your fingertips.

Safeguarding

The Scout Association's Safeguarding Awareness training is an online alternative to face-to-face training. [Online e-learning available]

Safety Training

The Scout Association's ongoing safety training e-learning is an online alternative to face-to-face training. [Online e-learning available]

Safety issues

It is the responsibility of all those involved in Scouting to ensure, so far as is reasonably practical, that all activities are conducted in a safe manner without risk to the health of the participants.

 

Safeguarding Refresher

In Greater London South East all adults working with Young People should renew their Safeguarding knowledge every three years and this course is designed for this purpose. The content consists of a reminder of Yellow Card procedures, appropriate care when communicating with Young People via text or email, Scouting's Anti Bullying policy and an introduction to CEOP.  This module is run six evenings a year. Please see the training calendar below for details.

If you are a new adult then you will cover the initial safeguarding requirement when completing module 1 Essential Information. After which there is the option to participate in a refresher course or to do the online training (see link below). You may only do the online training once in 6 years.

https://members.scouts.org.uk/supportresources/4050/safeguarding-awareness-online-training?moduleID=10

Modules 28 Facilitating and 29 Presenting

These modules are open to any adult who wishes to further develop their skills in working with other adults.
Module 28 is ideal for Section Leaders, Group Scout Leaders and training team members. Topics include small group working, counselling and motivation.
Module 29 covers all aspects of giving and delivering presentations on courses, group events, etc.

 

General Course Information 

On the majority of Saturday and Sunday modules, food and drinks are provided. If notified on your application form, caterers will adapt menus to dietary and medical requirements. On Module 10, First Aid, you will be required to bring a packed lunch. Evening modules drinks and biscuits will be served.

It is common for all Leaders and managers to start and finish the course in uniform and at other times wear comfortable clothing. The only other items leaders and Managers require are pen/paper. All participants will receive joining instructions before the course starts. Evening courses do not require uniform.

How much does it cost?

For all courses run by Greater London South East, there is no charge for Leaders from Scout Groups within the London Region.

Should you book a place on a course and fail to attend on the day your Group/unit will be invoiced directly from GLSE. The charges will be £25 per module or group of modules over a weekend and £35 for Module 38. The reason for this is that all courses require a considerable financial commitment before they start. Costs incurred are accommodation, catering and the purchase of resources. These would have all be paid for ahead of the course.

How do I apply?

To book your places please complete the online booking form here.

Should you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact the County
Training Team Administrator, trainingadmin@glsescouts.org.uk

Once you have booked your place your joining instructions will be sent via e-mail to the e-mail address that you specified on the booking form. If you find, however, that once you have received your joining instructions and are now not able to come along then please e-mail trainingadmin@glsescouts.org.uk as soon as possible as it may be we can offer your place to someone else.

Are there any modular rules I should know about?

Yes! We have to have rules because some courses have to be registered by outside agencies before they start and the financial commitments already explained.

1) All courses have a closing date ten days prior to the start.
2) Courses will only take place if a minimum of ten participants register before the closing date.
3) If ten participants are not registered by the closing date then you will be offered a place on the next available course.

Please make sure you provide an e-mail address you regularly access as this is the means by which Joining Instructions will be sent out.

 Personal Learning Plan Templates

Please find below the Personal Learning Plans as used in Greater London South East. These templates can be updated and stored on your computer. A reminder to all Managers and leaders who have identified a training need.  Modular training provided by the County Training Team covers the training element. Once you have attended a module you must then validate the learning. That means putting into practice what you have learnt and providing evidence to your Training Adviser to support this learning. Your Training Adviser is there to guide and support you through your training. It is the responsibility of the Leader to attend modules and then supply evidence for validation. Please refer to the Adults Personal File for more details.

PLP - Manager

PLP - Leader/Assistant Leader

PLP - Sectional Assistant

 

GLSE Training Programme 2017 

Date

Venue

Closing Date

January

 

 

 

Validation Surgery

Wednesday 18th

 

 

Modules

01 Essential Information

02 Personal Learning Plan

03 Tools for the Role

05 Fundamentals of Scouting

06 Changes to Scouting

Saturday 21st 

1st North Cray Scout HQ

11.01.2017

Module 10 First Aid

Sunday 22nd

Bexley - 1st North Cray Scout HQ

Bromley - Bromley Scouts HQ

12.01.2017

February

 

 

 

Safety Course

Wednesday 15th

2nd Sidcup Scout HQ

05.02.2017

Safeguarding Course

Wednesday 22nd

2nd Sidcup Scout HQ

08.02.2017

Modules (Young People)

07 Scouting for All

14 Young People Today

15 Challenging Behaviour

Saturday 25th

3rd Crayford Scout HQ

18.02.16

Modules (Strategic)

12b Balanced Programme

17 Running Safe Activities

19 International

Sunday 26th

3rd Crayford Scout HQ

16.02.2017

Scouts Speak Up Training

Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th

Wilberforce Scout Centre

 

March

 

 

 

Module 38 Part 1

Practical Skills

Saturday 4th

Wilberforce Scout Centre

22.02.2017

Pioneering Day

Sunday 5th

Wilberforce Scout Centre

23.02.2017

Module 

25 Assessing Learning - Part 1

Tuesday 7th

2nd Sidcup Scout HQ

25.02.2017

Young Leader Scheme Weekend

Friday 10th - Sunday 12th

Wilberforce Scout Centre

 

Module 10 First Aid

Saturday 11th

Bexley - Old Bexley Scout HQ

Bromley -3rd West Wickham Scout HQ

01.03.2017

Module 

25 Assessing Learning - Part 2

Tuesday 14th

2nd Sidcup Scout HQ

25.02.2017

Module 38 Part 2

Camping Skills (Residential)

Saturday 18th - Sunday 19th

Wilberforce Scout Centre

22.02.2017

Validation Surgery

Tuesday 21st

 

 

April

 

 

 

Modules

08 Skills of Leadership

09 Working with Adults

13 Growing the Section

Saturday 8th

3rd Crayford Scout HQ

29.03.2017

Modules

11 Administration

16 Introduction to Residential Experiences

18 Practical Skills

Sunday 9th

3rd Crayford Scout HQ

30.03.2017

Safety Course

Tuesday 11th

2nd Sidcup Scout HQ

01.04.2017

Safeguarding Course

Wednesday 26th

2nd Sidcup Scout HQ

16.04.2017

May

 

 

 

Module 10 First Aid (Evening Course Part 1)

Wednesday 3rd

Bexley only - 7th Sidcup Scout HQ

23.04.2017

Module 10 First Aid (Evening Course Part 2)

Wednesday 10th

Bexley only - 7th Sidcup Scout HQ

23.04.2017

Module 10 First Aid (Evening Course Part 3)

Wednesday 17th

Bexley only - 7th Sidcup Scout HQ

23.04.2017

Module 10 First Aid

Saturday 13th

Bromley only - 5th Beckenham South HQ

03.05.2017

Modules

01 Essential Information

02 Personal Learning Plan

03 Tools for the Role

05 Fundamentals of Scouting

06 Changes to Scouting

Sunday 21st

Cray Valley Guide Hall

11.05.2017

Validation Surgery

Tuesday 23rd

 

 

June

 

 

 

Module

25 Assessing Learning

Sunday 4th 

TBC

25.05.2017

Safety Course

Tuesday 13th

2nd Sidcup Scout HQ

03.06.2017

Executive Training

Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th

1st North Cray Scout HQ

07.06.2017

Safeguarding Course

Wednesday 21st

2nd Sidcup Scout HQ

11.06.2017

Managers Modules

11 Administration

12 Delivering a Quality Programme

21 Growing the Movement

23 Safety for Managers and Supporters

24 Managing Adults

26 Supporting Adults

 

Saturday 24th - Sunday 25th

1st North Cray Scout HQ

14.06.2017

July

 

 

 

Validation Surgery

Wednesday 12th

 

 

Modules

01 Essential Information

02 Personal Learning Plan

03 Tools for the Role

05 Fundamentals of Scouting

06 Changes to Scouting

Saturday 15th

1st North Cray Scout HQ

05.07.2017

Module 10 First Aid

Sunday 16th

Bexley - Cheviot Close, Erith

Bromley - Bromley Scouts HQ

06.07.2017

Safeguarding Course

Wednesday 19th

2nd Sidcup Scout HQ

09.07.2017

September

 

 

 

Module 38 Part 1

Practical Skills Day

Saturday 9th

Wilberforce Scout Centre

30.08.2017

Validation Surgery

Tuesday 12th

 

 

Safety Course

Wednesday 13th

2nd Sidcup Scout HQ

03.09.2017

Module 10 First Aid

Saturday 16th

Bexley - Old Bexley Scout HQ

Bromley - 3rd West Wickham Scout HQ

06.03.2017

Safeguarding Course

Tuesday 19th

2nd Sidcup Scout HQ

09.09.2017

Module 38 Part 2

Camping Skills (Residential)

Saturday 23rd - Sunday 24th

Wilberforce Scout Centre

30.08.2017

October

 

 

 

Module 25 Assessing Learning Part 1

Wednesday 4th

2nd Sidcup Scout HQ

24.09.2017

Module 25 Assessing Learning Part 2

Wednesday 11th

2nd Sidcup Scout HQ

24.09.2017

Modules (Strategic)

12b Balanced Programme

17 Running Safe Activities

19 International

Saturday 28th

1st North Cray Scout HQ

17.10.2017

Modules (Young People)

07 Scouting for All

14 Young People Today

15 Challenging Behaviour

Sunday 29th

1st North Cray Scout HQ

18.10.2017

November

 

 

 

Young Leader Scheme Weekend

Friday 10th - Sunday 12th

Wilberforce Scout Centre

 

Validation Surgery

Tuesday 14th

 

 

Modules

01 Essential Information

02 Personal Learning Plan

03 Tools for the Role

05 Fundamentals of Scouting

06 Changes to Scouting

Saturday 18th

3rd Crayford Scout HQ

08.11.2017

Module 10 First Aid

Sunday 19th

Bexley - Cheviot Close, Erith

Bromley - 5th Beckenham Scout HQ

09.11.2017

Module

28 Presenting

Saturday 25th

TBC

15.11.2017

Module

29 Facilitating

Sunday 26th

TBC

16.11.2017

December

 

 

 

Modules

11 Administration

16 Introduction to Residential Experiences

18 Practical Skills

Saturday 2nd

3rd Crayford Scout HQ

22.11.2017

Modules

08 Skills of Leadership

09 Working with Adults

13 Growing the Section

Sunday 3rd

3rd Crayford Scout HQ

23.11.2017

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This page was last updated on 25 November 2016 by Caroline Crowe