South East Region Scouts logoTHE ADULT TRAINING SCHEME

Training for different roles

How training works

The Adult Training Scheme provides on-going training for all adults in Scouting – those who wear a uniform, and those who do not. Every adult will have a personal learning plan and a Training Adviser appointed by their District to support them throughout their training.  Full details of the adult training scheme are available on the Scouts UK website (opens in a new window). The Region arranges the delivery of most of the Modules but the Districts provides the basic training known as “Getting Started” for those starting out in Scouting or changing their role.

Regional Training

Our programme includes Wood Badge training opportunities for Section Leaders and for GSLs/Commissioners, offering all the relevant modules as least once every term in a variety of locations.

Other learning opportunities are included to help develop skills in presenting and facilitating. Training courses are also organised for Trustees, Training Advisors, Activity Assessors and members of Appointments Advisory Committees.

We are also keen to support Districts by meeting requests for particular courses, say, for team development as well as personal training. Please contact the Assistant Regional Commissioner for Adult Training when you are considering this or any aspect of adult training in the Region.

We would encourage all leaders to continue with, and if possible, complete their training in the coming year and trust that this Calendar will provide opportunities that suit you.

First Aid

Courses are available regularly throughout the year. These include opportunities for leaders who are renewing their certificate (before it lapses) and do not need to attend the full course.

Safeguarding Training

All adults who have regular contact with young people must attend a Safeguarding Workshop and these are offered each term. The dates are set by the Districts however the booking and management of the events are coordinated by the Region. Our Region strongly recommends that adults should attend these within one year of validating Module 1 and then every three years to maintain an awareness of the latest guidance offered by the Scout Association. Further information about Safeguarding can be obtained from Margery Naylor at

Training Calendar 2016-17

Please follow the link below and select your role in Scouting to see which courses are available.  These can be booked online and you will receive an email confirming your place on the course.

Section Leaders and Assistant Leaders

ROLES: Beaver, Cub, Scout, Explorer and Network Leaders and Assistant Leaders See training courses for Leaders



See training courses for Managers

Region, District and Group Trustees

ROLES: Treasurer, Secretary and Chairperson

See details of training provided


Sectional Assistants

ROLES: Beaver, Pack, Troop and Unit Assistant

See details of training provided