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Getting started training

Updated 14 September 2020

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

The modules that make up your getting started training are listed below:
(You can complete these in any order).

The following modules can be completed as independent learning and validated by successfully completing the online assessment at the end of the module.

Essential Information (01)

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

Safety

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

Safeguarding

The aim of this 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. 

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

The aim of this 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

The aim of this 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.

The following modules are validated by a Training Adviser: 

Personal Learning Plan (02) 

The aim of this module is to create a plan for an individual's learning based on the requirements of the job and taking into account the individual's needs.

Tools for the Role (Section Leaders) (03)

The aim of this 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) (04)

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.

Appointments: Table 2

The modules that you need to complete depend on the role that you are taking on. To find out the modules you need, visit Appointments: Table 2 which lists all of our roles and the appointment requirements. 

Discover your role and requirements