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Validation guides

Validation guides

The validation guides on the following pages are designed to help you work with a learner to construct their Personal Learning Plan. Each page covers a different module and tells you:

  • The aim of the module
  • The topics covered by the module
  • The learning delivery methods (although the list may be supplemented by extra opportunities locally)
  • The specified and suggested validation methods
  • Suggested questions you could ask to check knowledge and understanding

Assessing Learning Needs

For each module there are questions designed to help you establish what the learner already knows, and the learning they still have to complete for each module. You should work with the learner to identify any learning they have left to complete and how they can complete this. The same questions are also outlined in the Adult’s Personal File in a Check Your Knowledge chart for each module.

Validation Criteria

The validation criteria for each module are shown in the following pages. For some modules all the criteria must be completed by all roles or there is a choice of criteria to pick from. However, in some cases, there are certain validation criteria for all roles and some additional criteria that are only relevant to certain roles. It's been indicated for each validation criteria which roles will find the criteria relevant for them. For some roles, it will depend on the learner’s agreed role description as to whether certain criteria are relevant to them.

Change of Role

The module pages below will state when revalidation of a module is required when a learner changes
role within Scouting.

Personal Learning Plan (02)

Essential Information (01)



Trustee Introduction

Tools for the Role (Section Leaders) (03)

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Delivering a Quality Programme (12A)

The Fundamentals of Scouting (05)

Scouting for All (07)

Administration (11)

First Aid (10)

Programme Planning (12B)

Running Safe Activities (17)

Practical Skills (18)

Introduction to Residential Experiences (16)

International (19)

Supporting Young People (14)

Promoting Positive Behaviour (15)

Growing the Section (13)

Working with Adults (09)

Skills of Leadership (08)

Assessing Learning (25)

Instructing Practical Skills (27)

Facilitating (28)

Presenting (29)

Supporting Local Learning (30)

Planning a Learning Experience (31)

Delivering a Learning Experience (32)

Planning a Learning Provision (33)

Managing a Learning Provision (34)

Additional Needs (36)

Advising on Adult Appointments (37)

Skills for Residential Experiences (38)

Mentoring and Coaching (39)

APPENDIX 1: Personal Learning Plan Template

Download the template

APPENDIX 2: Useful Resources