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Module H – Programme planning

Module H – Programme planning

(Best completed after module G)
Below are optional activities for running this module. However, it's important to run activities and methods that best suit your ESYLs, ensuring you fulfil the aim and objectives of the modules.

In Module G, you looked at how a high quality, balanced programme allows young people to access a wide range of topics through a number of challenge areas. Providing a balanced programme is essential in helping young people achieve their full potential through exciting and enjoyable activities.

This module will build on what the ESYLs learned in Module G. It will use the skills and understanding they have gained to look at the tools and methods available to successfully plan a programme. They will look at where to find programme ideas and learn how to help the leadership team of the section they’re working with to plan and run a programme over a three-month period.


This module aims to provide you with the skills and understanding necessary to plan and run a balanced programme for their section over a three-month period.


By the end of this module, you'll be able to:

  • know where to look for programme ideas
  • understand the concept of running a high quality, balanced programme over a three-month period
  • use a range of programme planning techniques
  • describe what needs to be considered when planning and running activities
  • plan an outline programme for a three-month period
  • assess awards and badges on the basis of ‘personal best’


You'll need:

  • disposable tablecloths to write on
  • pens
  • resources
  • badge requirements
  • pens
  • paper
  • examples of programme ideas
  • example programme plans (module 12B features some of these)

Start the session by introducing the module and its aims and objectives. All ESYLs should have completed Module G before taking part in this module. It's worth recapping the points they covered in the previous module as a reminder.

Conclusion of Module H

Summarise the module by revisiting the objectives, and asking ESYLs whether they feel they have covered all of the objectives satisfactorily.