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Welcome to Notts Scouts Adult Training
Welcome to Notts Scouts Adult Training! Adult training is designed to support you as a volunteer to get the most out of your role To support adults in Scouting, the adult training scheme provides a comprehensive programme of training to build on existing skills and knowledge and to develop new skills. The training and development opportunities available are dependent on your role, they range from practical skills training such first aid, planning exciting balanced programmes for your young people through to as experience in management, child protection and working with our young people. You should find everything here to help you whether you are just starting out in a new role, a leader looking for information about ongoing learning or as a training adviser. On behalf of our young people, thank-you so much for taking on a role with Notts Scouts! Christine Sheard, County Training Manager

How the Adult training scheme works The Scouting Adult training scheme is made up of 38 modules that cover the development areas required to be a leader in Scouting. It is a national scheme so any training completed is recognised across the country. There are 2 main parts to each of these modules: Learning and Validation.
Learning provides the opportunity to gain or improve the knowledge and skills you need to be a leader and be successful in your role. The methods used for learning vary and you can pick how you want to complete the learning to fit with your individual learning style and the knowledge you may already have. In Nottinghamshire we aim to make learning fun, informative and to meet the individuals’ needs The following learning methods are available Training Courses

Induction Training: For new leaders and covers Modules 5-9, 11-19 Foundation Training: Why we do Scouting and skills required to be a leader (Modules 5-9, 11, 14 and 15) Sectional Training: Planning and delivering programmes for your section (Modules 12, 13, 16-19) Planning and Running a Residential Experience (Modules 16, 18 and 38) First Aid (Module 10) Running Safe Activities (Module 17) Safeguarding


Getting Started ModulesModule 1, Module 3 and GDPR Section Leader TrainingModule 5 and Module 12a Manager and Supporter Training: Independent Learning

Work books

Section Leader Training: Module 7, Module 11, Module 13, Module 14, Module 15 and Module 17 Manager and Supporter Training: Independent Learning

One to one or small group sessions – Run locally in districts to meet individual needs

This is the process of demonstrating to your Training Adviser (TA) that you can meet the objectives of the module. This can be done through a variety of methods from your TA observing you in your Scouting role, providing evidence such as a witness testimony, or discussing with your TA. Evidence should be something you do as part of your role in Scouting and should not generate any extra work. You will find useful validation documents on our Resources page.

What happens next ? Once you have successfully completed all the relevant learning and validation you will be awarded your wood badge for your role. As this is a national scheme these are recognised across the country.

Ongoing Mandatory Learning All leaders need to keep the following up to date to ensure we keep the young people safe and know what to do in case of an incident.
        First Aid: minimum first response, renewal every 3 years
        Safety: renewal every 5 years
        Safeguarding: renewal every 5 years