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Training is an essential part of being a member of scouting, to be successful you need to take some training and validate it with your Training Advisor (TA) please ask your Group Scout Leader (GSL) who that is, it could well be the GSL themself. 

You can read all about it here

https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteers/learning-development-and-awards/training/learners/

 

Getting started / Ongoing Training

Every leader and executive member needs to undergo mandatory training and for some parts keep it up to date on a regular basis.

To support you in your first five months of volunteering with the Scouts we have a number of training modules for you to complete. You can complete these in any order

Click below to go to the scouts website and take online training 

https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteers/learning-development-and-awards/training/learners/modules/getting-started-training/

 

Essential Information – For all adult members, Leader, Executive alike

The aim of this online module is to provide all adults in Scouting with the essential information needed to get started in their role  

Safety – This module is mandatory and requires updating every 3 years

The aim of this online module is to provide all adults in Scouting with an understanding of safe practice and responsibilities as a member of Scouts, to keep everyone safe.

Safeguarding This module is mandatory and requires updating every 3 years

The aim of this online module is to provide all adults in Scouting with an understanding of safeguarding practice and responsibilities as a member of Scouts, to keep everyone safe. 

GDPR – One-off data training

The aim of this online module is to provide all adults in Scouting with an understanding of what the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) means for them, their Scout Group, District and County and how to effectively align with it.

Trustee Introduction – For Executive Members and leaders joining any group executive as a leader

The aim of this online module is to provide the Charity or managing Trustees with information on their legal responsibilities and current regulations. You only need to complete this module if you have a role as a trustee / Executive Committee member.

Tools for the Role – For all section leaders and assistants (03)

Note: this module requires validation by a training advisor (TA/GSL)

The aim of this online module is to provide the basic information on the individual’s role or area of responsibility and some practical help to get the individual started in the role.

Tools for the Role – Managers and Supporters for GSL’s and ADC’s etc (04)

Note: this module requires validation by a training advisor / DC

The aim of this module is to provide key information about the individual’s role, areas of responsibility and where they can find further information and support.

 

First Aid

Is an essential part of being a leader in scouting.

Leaders, managers and supporters in Scouting must hold a current first aid qualification at the time of gaining their Wood Badge and then renew this at intervals of no more than every three years.

The minimum first aid required is First Response, but higher levels of qualification are needed if delivering first aid training or leading certain kinds of activities in remote environments.

Click below for full information, currently, the theory part can be done online.

https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteers/learning-development-and-awards/training/learners/modules/ongoing-training-for-all/10-first-aid/

 

External First Aid Training

Undertaking the HSE First Aid at work will provide some of the key skills required for doing first aid in Scouting, however, it doesn’t cover the full range of topics Scouting members are required to have covered for Scouting first aid, specifically CPR with Children.

All first aid training must cover the below criteria. The level of detail and time spent on each subject will vary, depending on whether it is a First Response or Full First Aid course.

Principles of first aid and initial response (arriving and managing an incident)
Initial response to a first aid situation
Management of an unconscious casualty (child or adult)
CPR, including technique for children and an explanation of what AED is and how to use it
Choking
Shock
Bleeding
Fractures (ambulance imminent and non-imminent) and sprains
Head injuries
Dental incidents
Burns
Asthma
Anaphylaxis
Heart Attack
Stroke
Seizures
Diabetes
Sepsis / Meningitis

 

You can book training at:-


WY Scouts booking site

is for the main modules for adults leadership training modules.

Click to book WY Scouts courses online (Leadership training and safeguarding etc)


Brighouse booking site

is used for locally organised training such as first aid.

Click to book Brighouse District course’s online (first aid etc)