Supporting Young People training
Module 14 – part of Section Leader training
Who this is for
Section volunteers completing a Wood Badge.
Workbook, Course, Small group or One to one.
How long it takes
How to complete it
Demonstration to a Training Adviser.
What you’ll learn
You’ll learn about the characteristics and development of young people, and how to create a supportive environment for them.
You’ll also learn about external influences on young people, and how to respond to issues that affect them.
The Section Leader training modules are part of the Wood Badge training for Section Leaders and Assistant Section Leaders. This is optional for Section Assistants.
You can complete them in any order, within the first three years of volunteering.
Supporting young people (module 14) is one of the Section Leaders training modules.
Validation is showing what you know and that you can use it in practice.
Talk to a Training Adviser to decide if you’ll need to do the learning for this module and what you’ll do to validate it.
To validate this module, you’ll need to complete one of the following:
- Outline how your section provides a supportive environment for young people.
- Create an action plan to develop the supportive environment in your section.
- Show evidence of communicating appropriately with young people as part of their role.
And also complete one of the following:
- Show evidence of responding effectively to issues affecting young people in the section.
- Plan and deliver an activity raising awareness of some of the issues experienced by young people.
- Any other ideas subject to agreement with a Training Adviser.
Some examples of how you can demonstrate these actions to a Training Adviser are:
- Have a discussion with a Training Adviser or produce a report about specific examples of strategies to create a supportive environment.
- Produce an action plan or analyse a copy of an action plan including specific examples of steps taken to ensure a supportive environment.
- Invite a Training Adviser to attend and observe a section meeting.
- Get a written or verbal statement from an observer describing how you communicate with young people.
- Have a discussion with a Training Adviser or get a written or verbal statement from an observer about a situation you’ve responded to.
- Show activity notes from an activity or game you’ve run with young people, or get a written or verbal statement from an observer describing this activity or game. These should be accompanied by another form of evidence.
See the Adult Personal File (pages 62 and 63) for more examples of how you can demonstrate what you’ve learnt.
You can start other Section Leader training modules before validating this one.
This module is for Section Leaders, Assistant Section Leaders and Section Assistants who are completing a Wood Badge, and it should be completed within the first three years of volunteering.
If you are not sure if you need to do this module, check POR Chapter 16: Roles Table.
You can also ask your volunteer line manager or a Training Adviser, or contact the Info Centre.
Training courses are organised locally. Most Districts, Counties and Areas offer course dates on their own websites.
A Training Adviser will be able to answer any questions you have. Don’t worry if you haven’t been assigned one yet, you can speak to your volunteer line manager, local Training Manager or County Training Manager.
If you're not sure who to speak to locally, you can contact the Info Centre.