Adult Learning

The Adult Training Scheme in Scouting is modular and flexible, concentrating on learning rather than just attending courses. Training can be carried out using a range of methods – One-to-One, Courses, Videos, Workbooks and E-learning.

There are a total of 37 modules, which cover the skills required for all the roles in Scouting.

When you take on a role in Scouting, you will be allocated a Training Adviser (TA). With them, you decide which modules are appropriate to your role in Scouting. You then agree which of these you can demonstrate an existing ability in, and how you are going to learn the others. This forms your Personal Learning Plan (PLP).

When you have completed the learning on any of your required modules, you simply demonstrate that you are using the skills to allow your Training Advisor (TA) to sign it off.

On completion of all your modules, you will be awarded your Wood Badge.

From this point, you have to complete 5 hours’ Ongoing Learning each year in topics useful to your Scouting.

Latest Adult Learning News

  • Tutor Training 10th April 2016

    Many of our Scouting training courses work best with the support of tutors/ facilitators and we are always on the lookout for new people to get involved. Could this be you? Do you enjoy sharing your scouting experience and supporting new leaders?   Would you be happy to give up the occasional day or ...

  • Safeguarding Training 10th April 2016Safeguarding Training

    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 have undertaken ‘approved safeguarding training’ at least every five years and this is monitored at the point ...

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If you have any questions please contact your Local Training Manager (LTM).

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Helpful Resources

Safeguarding TrainingIf you need to refresh your Safeguarding Training for your appointment complete it online.
Safety TrainingIf you need to refresh your Saftey in Scouting you can do it through e-learning
Learner ResourcesThe Scout Association