Section Leader Training

Every role volunteer in Scouting is required to complete some training which is tailored to their role. Your training can help you learn new skills to support you when you’re running your section, managing a dispute or even taking some Cubs out on the water for the first time.

Part 1: Getting Started (eLearning Courses)

All Getting Started training must now be undertaken online, via the below eLearning modules. Upon completion of the courses, please send your certificate of completion to our Training Team so that we can update your training records in Compass, our Membership Management System.

For all volunteers:

Part 2: Getting Going (Trainer-Led Courses)

If you’re a Section Leader, having completed the above Getting Started eLearning training, you then progress to attending the below trainer-led courses.

Currently, these courses are being run as online meetings and we typically run each set of courses two or three times a year, depending on demand. Below are the current dates for each of these courses. You can follow the links for more information and to book your place. If a course date is in the past, we intend to run another round of these courses, online, in the summer and will add dates as they are available.

Delivering a Quality Programme (Module 12a)Tuesday 9th March, 19.00-21.00
Programme Planning (Module 12b)Tuesday 16th March, 19.00-21.00
Administration (Module 11)Tuesday 13th April, 19.00-21.00
Scouting for All and Growing Your Section (Modules 7 and 13)Wednesday 20th January, 19.00-21.00
Supporting Young People and Promoting Positive Behaviour (Modules 14 and 15)Tuesday 9th February, 19.00-21.00
Introduction to Residential Experiences (Module 16)Sunday 21st February, 14.00-16.30
Running Safe Activities (Module 17)Sunday 28th February, 14.00-16.30
International (Module 19)Wednesday 24th March, 19.00-21.00
Working with Adults and Skills of Leadership (Modules 8 and 9)Thursday 4th March, 19.00-21.00

Part 3: First Response Training (Trainer-Led Courses)

In addition, it is a requirement for all Section Leaders to hold a valid First Response certificate. Districts are normally responsible for delivering this training. Due to current restrictions, and the large number of volunteers who need to update this training, we are holding a number of County-wide courses as online meetings. We are running three trainer-led, 2 hour, sessions, which will then need to be followed up with a short, 15 min, practical session when circumstances allow. Please follow the links below to book on the courses. All courses start at 7pm and will be finished by 9pm.

Session 1 (Life Support):

Session 2 (Trauma and Injury):

Session 3 (Major Illness):

Optional: Nights Away (Module 38)

This training supports you to develop the skills necessary to lead the organisation of residential experiences.

  • Dates TBC

Further Information

Questions relating to Adult Training can be directed to your Local Training Manager; details can be found in our Support Handbook.