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What's coming up

Module 13: Growing the Section
9th May 2021 9:45

Module 15: Promoting Positive Behaviour
9th May 2021 13:00

Module 19: International
23rd May 2021 10:00 - 13:00

Module 17: Running Safe Activties
23rd May 2021 13:00 - 15:00

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Your Training Journey

Getting Started

All roles except Occasional Helper, President and Vice President require the getting started modules (Module 1, Safety, Safeguarding, GDPR) within 5 months.

If someone with an above role is attending regularly they should consider a section assistant or group supporter role.

Executive committee members will need to compete Trustee Information

Section Assistants, Assistant Leaders and Leaders will need to complete Module 3

Managers will need to complete Module 4

The getting started modules are all online and can be found here


Once completed send your certificate to your TA, Local Training Manager or your Line Manager to update compass.

To complete module 3 or 4 you will need to discuss your role with your training adviser. If you are not sure who your training adviser is contact your Local Training Manager.

You will need to renew your Safety and Safeguarding training every 3 years

Completing your Wood-badge

In addition to getting started Section Leaders and Assistant Section Leaders will complete a section Leader wood-badge.

Group Scout Leaders, Deputy Group Scout Leaders, District Commissioners, District Explorer Scout Commissioners, DDCs, ADCs, SASU Managers and District Scouters will complete a Manager Wood-badge.

Some other roles have specialist wood-badge modules to complete.

Leaders Wood-badge

To complete a leader wood-badge you will need to validate modules 5 - 19.

Your training adviser will meet with you to agree your learning plan to decide which modules you can already validate and which modules you need to do some learning to validate.

The county training team run courses for modules 7, 11, 12B, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

You can book onto these courses here


There is E-learning available for 

Module 5

Module 12A

If you only have a few modules left and there are no courses running soon locally you can request a workbook or in exceptional circumstances a one-to-one with your Local Training Manager.


Managers will need to complete or revalidate modules 7, 11, 12a, and the Skills of Leadership courses.

News on Skills of Leadership Courses coming soon.

Ongoing Learning

You will need to keep your Safety, Safeguarding and First Aid training up to date by renewing them each year. 

You may also be interested in:

Our Skills Day

Supplementary Modules

Online Autism training: Link coming Soon.

Activity Permit Training

You can gain a number of permits to allow you to lead additional activities for scouts

To gain a Nights Away permit you should attend a Module 38 Training Course

You can book onto these courses here


To complete a permit for another activity contact your Assistant District Commissioner (Activities)

Join the Training Team

We are currently recruiting:

Training Advisers: To support learners in validating their wood-badge modules. We would particularly like to hear from potential TAs in Kingston.

Local Training Manager - Kingston: to manage the learners and TAs in Kingston.

Job Description here

Title_ Local Training Manager.pdf

Trainers and Facilitators: To deliver training courses and events

we are particularly looking for trainers/facilitators for:

Module 12: Programme Planning

Module 14: Supporting Young People

Module 11: Administration

Module 18: Practical Skills

County Training Administrator (Data Analysis)
To support the County Training Manager in providing data and statistics to district training teams

If you are interested in any of these roles please contact the County Training Manager

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