The scout leader training programme

The training programme consists of a number of modules covering different skills need as a leader.

The scheme consists of two parts:

Learning: To gain or improve the knowledge and skills you need to develop for your role.

Validation: To check you have the skills you need.

Getting Started

There are 4 mandatory modules that need to be completed within the first 5 months of a leaders start date.

These can be taken in parallel to the other appointment processes of DBS checks, References and meeting the appointments committee.

These modules are:

#1 – Essential Information – This has a mandatory e-learning course – available at: This will give more info about the course & you can start this by selecting:

To begin the e-learning click here – halfway down the page:

This asks for your name at the start & please print the certificate at the end.

Once completed you will need a discussion with a Training Advisor to validate the module. – This can be done at the Appointments meeting if you bring your certificate.

GDPR – Genear Data Protection Regulations

E-learning course on the impact of GDPR on Scouting and the responsibility to keep data safe.

Please print the certificate produced after the quiz at the end
This is needed to be able to validate the module

#3 – Tools for the Job – This has an e-learning course that is very useful to those new to Scouting.,223,235&moduleID=10

To start the course: To begin the e-learning click here towards the bottom of the page. Again it will ask for your name & please print certificate at the end.

The validation of this module is to be observed running and activity, ceremony and game by a Leader at a section meeting.

At the appointments meeting, you will meet the Training Manager who will discuss the other aspects of training.

#2 - Personal Learning Plan (For Leaders and Assistant Leaders)

This is to review the remaining 16 Modules and identify the next 4 to be completed with planned dates for any learning required and expected date of Validation. This will be discussed with a Training Advisor

County Induction day:

Hampshire also run an induction day that covers Modules 1 & 3. The bnext one is Saturday Jan 5th 2020.

Being held at Littleton, near Winchester. Details and booking is available at:



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