Training Overview

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, we provide a comprehensive programme of training to build on existing skills and knowledge and develop new competencies. Some elements of training can count towards externally-recognised qualifications, and within the movement there are also awards to recognise dedication to training and outstanding service.

One of the key principles of the adult training scheme is flexibility. It’s available to you whenever you want it. The scheme gives you the opportunity to learn at a time and place convenient to you. Make the most of the adult training scheme to see what you can discover.

Formal Training

There are three types of training provision, depending on your role. Each has a core set of mandatory elements (such as safeguarding and safety) and then specialist modules, relating to your role. Information on each is available via the links below:

Creating a Personal Learning Plan

Once you have agreed your role description with your line manager, you will need to create a plan for your training called a Personal Learning Plan (PLP) before starting your training. This should be created and agreed in partnership with your Training Adviser.

This resource is useful to guide you on developing a Personal Learning Plan.

Although the completion of the Young Leaders’ Scheme cannot be used as automatic validation for any module, it should be acknowledged and taken into consideration when agreeing the personal learning plan.

Learner Resources

This resource provides useful information for Learners, within our training scheme.

Trainer Resources

This resource provides useful information for Trainers, within our training scheme.