Leader Training

Training modules

Getting Started (Modules 1,2,3 & 6), Getting Going ( Modules 5, 7, 8, 9, and 11) and Getting On ( 12a, 12b, 13, 14, 15 and 19) plus  First Aid, Safeguarding, Safety and Validation Sessions are delivered within the three training zones, North – Sutton East and Sutton West; Central – Spitfire and Tame Valley; South – Cole Valley South and Rea Valley. The remaining modules Getting Out (Modules 16, 17, 18, 19) and Residential Experiences Parts 1 & 2 (Modules 19 & 38) takes place at our County campsite at Blackwell Court.

Training within Birmingham County

The purpose of the Scout Association is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full potential. The method used is by the young people working in partnership with adults.

Why do I need to train?

Upon accepting an appointment in the Scout Association you will be required to show, within a period of three years, that you have attained the skills that are appropriate to your role. After this you will be awarded a Woodbadge.

After you have completed the necessary forms and met the Appointments Advisory Committee, your Local Training Manager (there is one for each District in Birmingham County) will work with your line manager (usually your Group Scout Leader) and assign a Training Adviser (TA) who is responsible for:

  • Helping you match your existing skills with those of your chosen role
  • Identify any skills gaps
  • Agree plans for gaining those skills
  • Confirm that those skills have been successfully gained

Do I need to attend a training course?

Not necessarily. When you agree your personal learning plan (PLP) with your training adviser he/she will agree with you what, if any, learning you need to undertake your role successfully.

Following this your TA will advise you on the various training methods available to undertake this learning. Depending on the module you require methods range from:

  • One to one
  • Small group discussions
  • Course (which may be residential)
  • DVD or video
  • E–learning package
  • Workbook

NB: not all methods are available for all modules

The major advantage of attending a course is meeting with, and learning from, other adults who will have a variety of experiences.