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The Adult Training Scheme

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.

Regional Training

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.

First Aid

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.

Safeguarding Training

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 a face-to-face safeguarding workshop 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.

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 modules@sesscouts.org.uk.  Please do not use any other e-mail address for this purpose.

Current Training Calendar

Please follow the appropriate link below and select a section to see which courses are available.  These can be booked online and you will receive an email confirming your place on the course.  If you cannot see the course that interests you, please contact Mary Dick, Assistant Regional Commissioner (Adult Training) and she will try to assist you.

You can view the courses on a calendar (by month), which also lets you search.

First Response Courses

For all

Check for First Response courses

Safeguarding

For all

Check for Safeguarding Workshops

Getting Started

ROLES: All

See details of training provided

Training for All Appointments

ROLES: All

See details of training provided

The People

ROLES: Beaver, Cub, Scout, Explorer and Network Leaders and Assistant Leaders

See details of courses available

The Programme

ROLES: Beaver, Cub, Scout, Explorer and Network Leaders and Assistant Leaders

See details of courses available

Managers

ROLES: ADCs, DCs, AGSLs, GSLs, DESCs etc

See details of new training provision and courses

Regional and District trainers

For those wishing to deliver Leader training or act as Training Adviser

See details of training provided

Executive members

ROLES: All Executive members

See details of training provided

See what courses are available

Other Courses – as required

Assessing Learning, Adult Appointments …

See details of training provided