adult support & training

Course Information

Below you will find details of all courses currently run by Merseyside county. Details concerning this years courses can be found in the downloads section.

Getting Started (Welcome and Induction)

This informal course is intended for all new adult members within the County and will last for one evening, run every other month. The course is an enhanced getting started that will seek to offer an exciting introduction to new adults and springboard both their membership to the movement and their training needs.

2017 Courses:

  • 11th February
  • 13th May  
  • 16th September
  • 18th November

Pre-requisite(s): Provisional Appointment
Duration: Half day
Modules Covered:
001- Essential Information,
003 - Tools for the role,
005 - Fundamentals of Scouting,
006 - Changes in Scouting.
007 - Scouting For All
008 - Skills of Leadership

Section Essentials

This full day course is intended for all new Beaver Scout, Cub Scout, Scout or Explorer Scout Leaders; or leaders who are moving between Sections. The course offers essential information on being a member of a Section Leadership Team as well as essential Section specific training.

2017 Courses:

  • 4th March
  • 21st October

Pre-requisite(s): Getting Started
Duration: One Day
Modules Covered:
009 - Working with Adults
011 - Administration
012 - Delivering a Quality Programme and Programme Planning
013 - Growing the Section
014 - Supporting Young People
015 - Promoting Positive behaviour
017 - Running Safe Activities
019 - International

Management and Support Essentials

This full day course is intended for all new District Commissioners, Assistant District Commissioners and Group Scout Leaders. The course offers essential information on undertaking a role whereby you have a responsibility to manage or support other adult volunteers.

2017 Courses:

Yet to be confirmed

Getting Started
Duration : One Day
Modules Covered:
023 - Safety for manager and Supporters
024 - Managing Adults

Introduction to Residential Experiences

This one day course is a necessary requirement for all leaders.

2017 Courses:

  • 19th February
  • 8th October

Pre-requisite(s): Getting Started &  ideally Section Essentials or Management and Support Essentials
Duration : Half Day
Modules Covered:
016 - Residential Experiences

Nights Away

This course requires a full day of preparation and then a residential weekend at Tawd Vale Scout Camp. It offers a fantastic opportunity to develop skills for offering residential experiences for adults from all Sections and is the first step for attaining a Nights Away permit for adults who do not yet posses the skills required.

2017 Course:

  • 4th June & 23rd to 25th June

Pre-requisite(s): Getting Started and Module 16 ideally Section Essentials or Management and Support Essentials
Duration: One Day and One Weekend

Modules Covered:
009 - Working with Adults



2017 Course:

Yet to be confirmed

Pre-requisite(s): None
Duration: Evening

Section Skills - (this is not a mandatory course) 

This full day course is intended for all new Beaver Scout and Cub Scout or  Scout Leaders and Explorer Leaders or those wishing to refersh their basic skills knowledge

2017 Courses:

  • 29th April Beaver Ledaers & Cub Leaders  
  • 30th April Scout Leaders & Explorer Leaders 

Pre-requisite(s): Getting Started
Duration: One Day

First Response

The one day First Aid course is designed to at least meet and where possible exceed the requirements of First Response; which is the minimum requirement for all adults holding appointments in Scouting.

Districts will now be able to arrange First Aid courses as and when needed by their leaders in order to meet the requirements of their own District. 

Pre-requisite(s): None
Duration : One Day

Supplementary Modules

There are a number of other courses available within the adult training scheme that provide skills for the delivery of training experiences and for working with young people with special needs. These modules can be delivered in a number of flexible ways, on request.

Contact Us ...

Should you require assistance, or for more information on Adult Support within the Merseyside County please contact.

John Theobald
County Training Manager

Upcoming Events

16th September 2017, 9.00am - 12.30pm

Getting Started Training Course - St Vincents School Yew Tree Lane Liverpool L12 9HN

8th October 2017, 9.00am - 12.00pm

Module 16 Introduction to residential experience - Scarisbrick Guide Camp and Residential Centre

21st October 2017, 9.00am - 5.00pm

Section Essentials Training Course - Christ Church Bebington - Community Centre Kings Road CH63 8LX

18th November 2017, 9.00am - 12.30pm

Getting Started Training Course - St. Margarets CE Academy Aigburth Road Liverpool