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Training Updates

Below is a list of all recent updates within activities, along with explanations.

April 2019

The core documents that support the Adult Training Scheme have been updated to include the changes listed on this page since January 2018. The documents have also received a general refresh including branding and the correction of other minor errors found since the last publication.

Volunteers now have access to three National Autistic Society eLearning modules:

  • Understanding Autism
  • Autism, Sport and Physical Activity
  • Autism, Stress and Anxiety

Please help promote them and support volunteers by recording this training. These modules are optional and no validation is required, but a certificate can be generated and sent to a training adviser, training admin or training manager as evidence of ongoing learning to add to Compass. Volunteers can watch a webinar on Scouts and autism, which offer practical advice for section leadership teams. We are currently reviewing and updating our training module on additional needs which will be available in the autumn.

January 2019

A review of first aid provision within Scouting has been undertaken which has resulted in a task and finish group being established consisting of members with a variety of roles and backgrounds. This group have been working through a set of recommendations which are intended to improve the first aid provision within the Scouts. The first phase of outcomes from this work relates to the requirements for first aid in remote environments, and also the duration between members undertaking first aid training.
Updated Resources:
Rule 9.7 Adventurous Activity Permit Scheme - This rule is being updated to better describe the activities considered to be remote and therefore require immediate access to someone with a higher level of first aid qualification.
Rule 9.56 Nights Away - Responsibilities - This rule is being updated to better describe the activities considered to be remote and therefore require immediate access to someone with a higher level of first aid qualification.
The Appointment Process 5 – Reviewing Appointments - This rule is being updated to require members to maintain a minimum of first response at all times following their first appointment review.

New Resources:
First Aid FAQs – This is a new resource, developed following feedback from members during the project and the pre-launch checks phase.

A transition until 31 December 2020 has been provided to ensure that members have time to adapt to the new requirements. Work is ongoing to review the existing content of the First Response course and associated materials.

Assessing Learning (module 25) has new and updated resources. Training Advisers – A Manager's guide is for those wishing to understand how TAs can be a valuable asset to the journey of a new member, or those changing their role.

Assessing Learning (module 25) and associated workbooks have also been refreshed with updated validation criteria. Alongside this, a revised Tool Kit for those who manage TAs is also now available.

December 2018

The 'Training Managers Toolkit for supporting Training Advisers' was updated with refreshed sessions included.


A new resource has been created for members in Manager roles. 'Training Advisers, A Managers Guide' is for those wishing to understand how training Advisers can be a valuable asset to the journey of a new member or those changing their role.


November 2018

Updates were made to 'Administration' (module 11) to align the training to the new GDPR and Data Protection Act.

Trainer notes, Workbook and Appendices were updated.

Trainer Notes - https://members.scouts.org.uk/supportresources/3031
Workbook - https://members.scouts.org.uk/supportresources/2979/11-administration-leaders/?cat=23,223,235&moduleID=10

October 2018

A new video to assist learning about community impact was added to the list of available resources to support 'Delivering a Quality Programme' (module 12A). Trainer notes were also updated.


The trainer notes for 'Programme Planning' (module 12B) were updated to embed community impact into the Scouting programme.


September 2018

Following feedback from members, the validation criteria for the GDPR e-learning was changed and a certificate added to the e-learning module. A deadline for all existing members to complete the training was added as the 31st December 2018.

Full details of the changes can be found here: https://members.scouts.org.uk/supportresources/4816?dm_i=31ME,RVAO,3D7614,2UYGE,1

August 2018

'Internal Moderation' (module 35) was formally removed from the Scouts' Adult Training Scheme.

May 2018

Following the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), a new e-learning module has been created.  This must be completed by all members who's role requires them to also complete 'Essential Information' (module 1) or 'Essential Information for Executive Committee Members' (module 1E).


February 2018

A new module has been added to the Scouts' Adult Training Scheme.  'Mentoring and Coaching' (module 39) has been added to the supplementary modules to help provide members with the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to effectively mentor and coach both adults and young people in Scouting roles.


January 2018

Following an incident in 2017 various modules have been updated to improve the content relating to gas safety and Carbon Monoxide awareness. These changes are effective from 1 June 2018, resources may not be available until this date, when resources are available hyperlinks will be added below.

·         Essential Information (01) – Updates to the trainers notes

·         Introduction to Residential Experiences (16) – Updates to the trainers notes

·         Running Safe Activities (17) – Updates to the trainers notes and learners workbook

·         Skills for Residential Experiences (38) – Updates to the trainers notes

·         Safety for Managers and Supporters – Updates to the learners workbook

·         Mandatory ongoing learning - safety  - Updates to the trainers notes

For the latest Training case studies and blogs please click below:

Blog | Ashley's Wood Badge Blog

Blog | UK International Commissioner, Wood Badge completion July 2017


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