Shropshire Scouts LOVE Adult Training!
Our dedicated Adult Training Team are passionate about delivering a Learner led experience for all our volunteers.
In partnership with your Line Manager and your Team, the Adult Training Team will support you through all your training requirements, so you feel informed, able and confident to fulfil your role.
We operate a validation based training scheme that recognises all our volunteers come to us with a range of experiences and skills which will make their learning experience unique.
Learning Optional, Validation Essential…
The Adult Training Scheme supports all our volunteers, who will all fall into four learner categories:
|Section Leader Wood Badge||The lion’s share of our learners are Section Leaders, those who directly deliver Scouting to the Young People and deliver an amazing programme e.g. Section Leaders and their Assistants|
|Manager and Supporter Wood Badge||Those who manage our Section Leaders and ensure they are able to deliver an amazing programme e.g. Group Scout Leaders / Assistant District Commissioner (Section) / DC / CC|
|Non-Wood Badge and Trustees||Those who work behind the scenes to keep us turning and those with specific roles
e.g. Group Chair / Skills Instructors
|Staying Informed and Relevant||Everyone! Once the PLP is complete it is important everyone takes active steps to stay informed and relevant by completing the mandatory on-going modules and any training or refreshing identified through your review with your Line Manager|
You can understand the learning requirement for your role by viewing your Personal Learning Plan in Compass. If you are unsure how to speak to your Leadership Team, your GSL or have a look at the Compass Support Site
Use the Adult’s Personal File knowledge checker to assess your knowledge. You will have picked up a lot by just working within your Section or with your Team.
Adult’s Personal File for Section Leaders
Adult’s Personal File for Managers and Supporters
Adult’s Personal File for Non-Wood Badge Appointments
Adult’s Personal File – Supplementary Modules
If you feel suitably confident you could validate the Module with your existing knowledge or what you have learnt by volunteering in your role, make arrangements to meet with your Training Adviser. The table below suggests how you may wish to display your knowledge to your TA.
If you are unsure who your Training Adviser is speak to your Group Scout Leader / District Explorer Scout Commissioner or your Local Training Manager.
If you feel you need more support the following learning methods are available to you:
Face-to-face Training is a fantastic way to learn not only your subject, but to network with other volunteers, understand their view of the world and share ideas:
Courses can be booked onto here
Alternatively, if time doesn’t allow, or you have a more independent learning style the following learning options are available to you.
Alternatively, speak to your Training Adviser to agree a learning method.
When you have completed your learning and have had time to apply it in your role arrange validation with your Training Adviser as per Step 2a.
Safety and Safeguarding
|Safety||Link to e-Learning|
|Safeguarding||Link to e-Learning|
|Learning method||Validation Method|
|Module||Name||1-to-1||Small Group||Workbook||e-Learning||External||Video||1:1 with TA||TA Observation||Group Validation||Written Evidence/ Other artefact||Certificate|
|1||Essential Information||x||x||x||Link to e-Learning||X|
|2||Personal Learning Plan||X||X||Link to Workbook||X||X|
|3||Tools for the Role (Section Leaders)||X||X||X||Link to e-Learning||X|
|4||Tools for the Role (M&S)||X||X||X||Link to e-Learning||X||X||X|
|General Data Protection Regulation||X||Link to e-Learning||X|
|5||Fundamentals of Scouting||X||X||X||Link to e-Learning||X||X||X|
|6||Changes in Scouting||X||X||Link||X||X||X|
|7||Scouting for All||X||X||X||Link to Workbook||X||X||X||X|
|8||Skills of Leadership||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|9||Working with Adults||X||X||X||X||X|
|11||Administration||X||X||X||Link to Workbook||X||X||X||X|
|12A||Delivering a Quality Programme||X||X||X||Link to e-Learning||X||X||X||X|
|13||Growing the Section||X||X||X||Link to Workbook||X||X||X||X|
|14||Supporting Young People||X||X||X||Link to Workbook||X||X||X||X|
|15||Promoting Positive Behaviour||X||X||X||Link to Workbook||X||X||X||X|
|16||Introduction to Residential Experiences||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|17||Running Safe Activities||X||X||X||Link to Workbook||X||X||X||X|
|25||Assessing Learning||X||X||X||Link to Workbook||X||X||X|
|30||Supporting Local Learning||X||X||X||X||X|
|31||Planning a Learning Experience||X||X||X||X||X|
|32||Delivering a Learning Experience||X||X||X||X||X|
|33||Planning a Learning Provision||X||X||X||Link to Workbook||X||X||X|
|34||Managing a Learning Provision||X||X||X||Link to Workbook||X||X||X|
|37||Advising on Adult Appointments||X||X||X||Link||X||X||X||X|
|38||Skills for Residential Experiences||X||X||X||X|
Manager and Support Modules
|Learning Method||Validation Method|
|1-to-1||Small Group||Independent Learning||e-Learning||External||Video||1:1 with TA||TA Observation||Group Validation||Written Evidence/ Other artefact||Certificate|
|LMA||Achieving Results||X||Link to e-Learning||X||Link to e-Learning||X||X||X||X||X|
|LME||Enabling Change||X||Link to e-Learning||X||Link to e-Learning||X||X||X||X||X|
|LMM||Managing Time and Personal Skills||X||Link to e-Learning||X||Link to e-Learning||X||X||X||X||X|
|LMP||Providing Direction||X||Link to e-Learning||X||Link to e-Learning||X||X||X||X||X|
|LMS||Safety for Managers and Supporters||X||Link to e-Learning||X||Link to e-Learning||X||X||X||X||X|
|LMU||Using Resources||X||Link to e-Learning||X||Link to e-Learning||X||X||X||X||X|
|LMW||Working with People||X||Link to e-Learning||X||Link to e-Learning||X||X||X||X||X|
More general information on the Adult Training Scheme can be found at scouts.org.uk