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Compliance Training

At ‘The Scouts’, the safety and safeguarding of young people (as well as our adult members) are our number one priority. That commitment to our parents and colleagues begins with training; so all our volunteers understand what’s required of them and have a good understanding of our policies, procedures and are equipped with the essential tools / information so that they can excel in their role. All roles have some form of training in one form or another, which all volunteers are obligated to complete within five months of commencing their role.

Appointments: Table 2

The modules that you need to complete depend on the role that you are taking on. To find out the modules you need, visit Appointments: Table 2 which lists all of our roles and the appointment requirements. 

Online Training Resources 

Here’s the links to the mandatory training required by most roles all of which can all be completed online. If you are unsure what you need to complete please get in touch with the District Commissioner or the Local Training Manager.


Module 1 – Essential Information (45mins)

Essential Information is a mandatory module for nearly all adults in Scouting.  It provides the basic information required for individuals getting started in adult roles in Scouting, vital to ensuring that all young people can enjoy safe Scouting.

(Required by all roles including exec members)

Don’t forget to screenshot or save your certificate as a PDF.


Trustee Introduction (30mins)

The aim of this module is to provide the Charity or managing Trustees with information on their legal responsibilities and current regulations. You only need to complete this module if you have a role as a trustee / Executive Committee member.

(Required everyone who has a role on an exec committee including leaders)

Don’t forget to screenshot or save your certificate as a PDF.


Module 2 – Personal Learning Plan

The aim of this module is to create a plan for your learning based on the requirements of the job and your individual needs.

The plan will show the training and the support that you will receive to help you to carry out the responsibilities and fulfil the training requirements for your role. 

There is a workbook available to help you to complete this module:

(Required by wood badge roles only)


Module 3 – Tools for the Role – Section Leaders (30mins)

Tools for the Role (Section Leaders) is a mandatory module for Section Leaders, Assistant Section Leaders and Section Assistants. It covers the basic information on the individual’s role or area of responsibility and some practical help to get the individual started in the role.

Don’t forget to screenshot or save your certificate as a PDF. If you have problems generating the certificate take a screenshot of the results screen.

Note that you’ll need to validate this module with a Training Advisor after completing the training by providing evidence of putting the learning into practice.

(Section leaders, Assistant Section Leaders and Section Assistants only)


Module 4 – Tools for the Role – Managers and Supporters (30mins)

Tools for the Role (Managers and Supporters) is a mandatory module for Group Scout Leaders, Commissioners and ASU Managers . It covers the basic information on the individual’s role or area of responsibility and some practical help to get the individual started in the role.

(Required by Managers and Supporter roles only)

Don’t forget to screenshot or save your certificate as a PDF. If you have problems generating the certificate take a screenshot of the results screen.

Note that you’ll need to validate this module with a Training Advisor after completing the learning.


GDPR Training (35mins)

GDPR Training is a mandatory module for all appointments. It covers the basic information that individual’s need to know in relation to the General Data Protection Regulations, what this means for their role and for Scouting and how to effectively align with it. Topics covered:

  • Personal Data
  • Individuals’ rights
  • Consent
  • Accountability & Governance

(Required by all roles including exec members)

Don’t forget to screenshot or save your certificate as a PDF.


Safety Training (45mins)

The safety of all our members is of paramount importance, it is essential that we provide up-to-date training so volunteers understand our safety protocols.

It is a requirement for all adults in Scouting to renew their safety training at least every three years.

(Required by all roles including exec members)

Don’t forget to screenshot or save your certificate as a PDF.


Safeguarding Training (45mins)

The issues facing adult volunteers in keeping young people safe are changing all the time and it is essential that we provide up-to-date training.

It is a requirement for all adults in Scouting to her new their ‘approved safeguarding training’ at least every three years.

(Required by all roles including exec members)

Don’t forget to screenshot or save your certificate as a PDF.


Woodbadge and other Training Modules

It is a requirement that Assistant Section Leaders/Section Leaders/Commissioners/Managers complete a Woodbadge within three years of commencing their role. The Woodbadge is a series of useful and practical training modules which equips leaders with the skills and knowledge they need to run a section or managers to carry out their role.

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