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About this Guide

The aim of the Adult’s Personal File is to introduce you to The Scouts’ Adult Training Scheme and to provide you with some tools and information to help you with your training.

This guide only refers to the compulsory training that is relevant to those taking on appointments as Section Leaders or Assistant Section Leaders. A full list of all of the modules within the Adult Training Scheme can be found in the Module Matrix.

How does the scheme work?

To ensure that young people experience good quality Scouting, The Scouts requires each adult in Scouting to demonstrate a range of knowledge, skills and attitudes that are relevant to their Scouting role.

Different skills and knowledge are required for different roles, so the Adult Training Scheme is broken up into a range of modules. Each adult is required to do the modules which will be useful for their role. More information about the principles of the Adult Training Scheme can be found in the Adult Training Scheme.

Learning and validation

There are two key elements to the Adult Training Scheme.

  • Learning - This is when you have the opportunity to gain or improve the knowledge and skills that you need for your role.
  • Validation - This is when your Training Adviser will check that you can apply what you have learnt to your role. Validation is essential for every module.

Different Districts and Counties operate in different ways, but either before you begin your Getting Started training or soon after you begin, you will meet with a Training Adviser who will explain the scheme fully.

A Training Adviser’s role is to support you through your training. They will help you identify which of the modules you need to complete, and then decide with you whether you need to complete any training for them. From then on you will receive ongoing support from one or more Training Advisers, who will review your progress and ensure that you can put the learning from each module into practice.

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