How the Adult Training Scheme operates in our Region
How training is provided
The Adult Training Scheme provides on-going training for all adults in Scouting – those who wear a uniform, and those who do not. Every adult will have a personal learning plan and a Training Adviser appointed by their District to support them throughout their training. Full details of the adult training scheme are available on the Scouts UK website (opens in a new window). The Region arranges the delivery of most of the Modules but the Districts provides the basic training known as “Getting Started” for those starting out in Scouting or changing their role.
Our programme includes Wood Badge training opportunities for Section Leaders and for GSLs/Commissioners, offering all the relevant modules as least once every term in a variety of locations.
The courses have been restructured to mirror the new module matrix which was launched in February 2017. As well as Getting Started, all Leaders and Managers should complete “Training for All” (modules 5, 6, 7, 10, 11 and 12A). Managers then follow their own training programme which is provided by Scouts Scotland and Leaders complete “The Programme” (modules 12B, 16, 17, 18 and 19) and finally “The People” (modules 8, 9, 13, 14 and 15) to gain their wood badge.
Other learning opportunities are included to help develop skills in presenting and facilitating. Training courses are also organised for Trustees, Training Advisers, Activity Assessors and members of Appointments Advisory Committees.
We are also keen to support Districts by meeting requests for particular courses, say, for team development as well as personal training. Please contact the Assistant Regional Commissioner for Adult Training when you are considering this or any aspect of adult training in the Region.
We would encourage all leaders to continue with, and if possible, complete their training in the coming year and trust that this Calendar will provide opportunities that suit you.
Courses are available regularly throughout the year. These include opportunities for leaders who are renewing their certificate (before it lapses) and do not need to attend the full course. This three-hour refresher course can only be completed twice. After the second time, the full six-hour First Response course is required again.
Find out when First Response training is available.
All adults who have regular contact with young people must attend a Safeguarding Workshop and these are offered each term. The dates are set by the Districts however the booking and management of the events are coordinated by the Region. Our Region strongly recommends that adults should attend these within one year of validating Module 1 and then every three years to maintain an awareness of the latest guidance offered by the Scout Association.
Find out when Safeguarding training is available.
Further information about Safeguarding can be obtained from our Safeguarding Awareness Coordinator Russell Shoulder.
Charges for Adult Training
Adult training in South East Scotland Region now carries no charge. However, please note the details.
If you have booked on a course and have to withdraw from it please advise the Training Team as soon as possible using firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not use any other e-mail address for this purpose.