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External Recognition

One of the principles of The Scouts' Adult Training Scheme is that our training equips volunteers with a wide range of transferable skills and areas of knowledge. As such, much of the training you undertake in Scouting can count towards an externally recognised award.

Currently The Scout Association is able to offer opportunities for learners with the following:

These awards and programmes are recognised by many external organisations, bodies and employers, making them a great addition to your volunteering experience and your CV.

The advantages of membership include access to continued professional development resources and a means to record the training you have received. You will get the opportunity to share good practice and hear the latest news and views on the youth work sector.

Membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management

The Institute of Leadership and Management is a global community of managers passionate about the difference that leadership makes to people's lives. 

For Section Leader, Manager and Supporter roles

ILM Development Programme

The ILM are the largest qualifications body for management, leadership, coaching and enterprise with 90,000 learner registrations each year.

For Manager and Supporter roles

Institute of Training and Occupational Learning (ITOL)

ITOL is a professional body which recognises those specialising in training, development and occupational learning.

For Training roles