Training Modules Pages

Welcome to the Training Modules Pages.

These pages contain information on each of the modules in the Adults Training Scheme, as well as how this scheme is delivered on the Island.  Linked to this page, accessible by clicking on the links in the menu on the right hand side of this page, are 2 pages containing the Training Diary.

The Training Sessions Diary page lists all of the future training modules and courses currently planned by the Training Team.  The information given includes the dates, times and venues for the training as well as how many spaces are left on the course.  The page also provides you with the ability to apply to attend the courses advertised electronically.

The Wood Badge Cafe Diary page lists all of the future Wood Badge Cafe's and Training Clinics that are planned.  It also displays the dates, times, venues and spaces left.  You can also apply for an appointment at one of these session electronically.

Training facts & figures

 

  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Total
Modules Completed 225 808 637 527 601 547 523 412 454 4734
Modules Validated 179 783 616 373 452 532 410 276 333 3954
Completed Getting Started 11 68 34 32 34 40 31 18 22 290
Wood Badges Recommended 4 24 34 20 14 33 21 15 11 176

This years facts & figures can be found on the Training News & Events Page.

Adult Training the Island Way...

The set up of the Adult Training Team on the Island allows for delivery of the training modules to the Scout groups, often in their own Headquarters.  Scout Groups, Sections, or groups of Individuals can request for training modules to be delivered at a time and place convenient to them, as long as the following conditions are met:

A suitable venue is provided

The venue needs easy access with adequate parking facilities adjacent or near by.  A hall for the delivery of plenary sessions with enough space or separate areas/rooms to enable breakout into discussions groups, along with adequate numbers of tables and chairs.  Suitable kitchen and toilet facilities as well as adequate lighting and heating are also required.

Guaranteed minimum numbers

In order for the training to be worthwhile, minimum numbers will need to be guaranteed.  This is necessary for two reasons: first is the interaction between participants and the sharing of information, ideas and experience, the second reason is the effort made by the Module Presenters preparing, collecting and transporting all of the equipment necessary for the delivery of the module(s).

Refreshments

As mentioned above, the Module Presenters will be organising and transporting all of the equipment and resources necessary for the delivery of the module, therefore suitable refreshments will need to be provided by the organising/hosting Group/Section.

Ongoing Learning

Following completing their Wood Badge, all appointed adults must undertake some ongoing learning in order to maintain their appointment as current.  Over the calculated period of their appointment, an adult must complete an average of five hours of ongoing learning a year.

Ongoing learning, or ongoing training, is essentially any training, learning or development completed by an adult that is subsequently used by them in their Scouting role.  It can take place both inside and outside of Scouting, but must ultimately benefit the young people, and adults, in Scouting.

Undertaking training modules to refresh your knowledge and skills is one way that you can complete ongoing learning.  Training Hot Topics each year provide an ideal opportunity for Leaders to complete their ongoing training requirements - more details about Training Hot Topics can be found on the Training Sessions page.  For other options please refer to factsheet FS500006 Ongoing Learning.

Requesting Training Modules

The Training Team would like Groups and individuals to think 'outside the box' regarding Adult Training:

When requesting modules to be run as courses, the Training Team would encourage inter-section and inter-group working in order to meet minimum numbers, as well as inviting those who already hold a Wood Badge to a module they might find useful, particularly if the training they attended was some years ago.  Modules relevant to current Wood Badge holders might include: valuing diversity, providing a balanced programme, growing the movement, young people today, challenging behaviour, international and special needs.

Groups might also consider replacing one of their monthly leaders meetings or Group Committee meetings with one of the shorter modules in order to reduce the need for leaders to come out for yet another night of the week!

Once a Scout Group, Section, or group of individuals has decided which module(s) they wish to request, a Module Request Form needs to be completed and submitted to the County Training Manager.  These forms are also available from the County Training Manager or County Training Administrator.

Whilst the Training Team recognises that attending a course has a lot of benefits, the Adult Training Scheme has been designed to be flexible, and work around adult learners already busy lives.  Therefore it is important to remember that there are several alternative methods of delivery for many of the modules (DVD's, e-learning, workbooks, one-to-one, small group learning), which should be utilised where possible, and not just relying on the traditional course attendance to complete the learning aspect of the modules.

Module Delivery Methods

Posted on 22 September 2015 • 

Below is a list of the different methods available to achieve the learning necessary for each of the training modules.  Only one method of learning needs to be undertaken.

Attendance at a training session or completion of a workbook or e-learning package does not sign off the module.  Once any necessary learning has been achieved, validation of that module needs to be competed using methods agreed with a Training Adviser which is recorded in the Personal Learning Plan.

Module Information Delivery Method
No Title Duration (hrs:mins) Course DVD/Video e-learning One-to-one Small Group Workbook
1 Essential Information  2:40 Y Y Y      
2 Personal Learning Plan  1:30       Y   Y
3 Tools for the Role (Section Leaders)  3:00 Y   Y Y    
4 Tools for the Role (Managers & Supporters)  2:00 Y   Y Y    
5 Fundamental Values of Scouting  1:50 Y   Y Y    
6 Changes in Scouting  n/a   Y        
7 Scouting for All  4:00 Y Y   Y Y  
8 Skills of Leadership  2:00 Y     Y Y  
9 Working with Adults  3:30 Y       Y  
10 First Aid  7:00 (1 day or 3 evenings) Y          
11 Administration  2:30 Y     Y Y  
12a Delivering a Quality Programme  2:30 Y   Y Y    
12b Programme Planning 2:45 Y   Y Y    
13 Growing the Section  3:30 Y       Y Y
14 Supporting Young People  2:30 Y     Y Y Y
15 Promoting Positive Behaviour  2:30 Y     Y Y Y
16 Introduction to Residential Experiences  2:30 Y     Y  Y   
17 Running Safe Activities  2:30 Y     Y Y  
18 Practical Skills  2:00 Y       Y  
19 International  2:30 Y     Y Y  
20 Now combined with Module 11              
21 Growing the Movement  6:30 Y       Y  
22 Now competed as part of module 12a              
23 Safety for Managers and Supporters  2:00 Y     Y Y  
24 Managing Adults  4:30 Y     Y Y Y
25 Assessing Learning - Core  2:45 Y     Y   Y
25 Assessing Learning - Training Advisers & Managers 3:20 Y     Y   Y
25 Assessing Learning - Nights Away Adviser 1:20 Y     Y   Y
25 Assessing Learning - Activity Assessor 1:00 Y     Y   Y
25 Assessing Learning - Scout Show Assessor 0:50 Y     Y   Y
26 Supporting Adults  2:30 Y       Y Y
27 Instructing Practical Skills  5:00 Y          
28 Facilitating  9:00 Y          
29 Presenting  7:00 Y          
30 Supporting Local Learning  3:00 Y          
31 Planning a Learning Experience  10:00 Y          
32 Delivering a Learning Experience  11:00 Y          
33 Planning a Learning Provision   Y         Y
34 Managing a Learning Provision   Y         Y
35 Internal Moderation   Y          
36 Special Needs  3:00 Y        
37 Advising on Adult Appointments  5:30 Y Y   Y    
38 Skills for Residential Experiences Residential Weekend Y          

 

Module Outlines

Posted on 22 September 2015 • 

Detailed below are the aims of each of the Modules of the Adults Training Scheme: 

Green modules are relevant to all appointments,

Purple to Section Leaders and Section Supporters,

Blue to Managers, Section Supporters and Other Supporters, and

Orange are supplementary modules.

No Title Aims
1 Essential Information  To provide the basic information required to ensure that adults involved in Scouting: do not put themselves and others at risk through lack of knowledge; are aware of the Purpose, Principles and Method of Scouting; are aware of the management and support structures of Scouting in outline and of immediately relevant parts of the structures in detail.
2 Personal Learning Plan  To create a plan for individual's learning based on the requirements of the job and taking into account the individual's needs.  The plan will show the training and the support that the individual will receive to help them fulfill the learning programme and will include a progress review timetable.
3 Tools for the Role (Section Leaders)  To provide the basic information on the individual's job or area of responsibility and some practical help to get the individual started in the job.
4 Tools for the Role (Managers & Supporters)  To provide the basic information on the individual's job or area of responsibility and some practical help to get the individual started in the job.
5 Fundamental Values of Scouting  To use the Personal Development Areas to explore the links between the values expressed in the Purpose, Principles and Method of Scouting and a a balanced programme, the awards and badges.
6 Changes in Scouting  To provide an overview of the Movement's history focusing on its development to meet the changing needs of society.
7 Scouting for All  To cover the policies of The Scout Association that promote diversity and consider how the individual, in their role, can help to make Scouting available to all.
8 Skills of Leadership  To cover the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to be an effective Leader.
9 Working with Adults  To cover the underpinning functions required to work effectively as a member of an adult team.
10 First Aid  To cover the skills and knowledge necessary to enable adults to manage an incident and provide basic first aid.
11 Administration  To provide information and best practice on how to manage administrative tasks in Scouting
12a Delivering a Quality Programme  To provide leaders managers and supporters with information about how we deliver quality Scouting to young people, and we ensure it meets their needs.
12b Programme Planning  To provide section leaders with an opportunity to plan and review a sectional programme including the use of a variety of methods to generate programme ides.
13 Growing the Section  To cover ways in which an adult working with a Section can work with their GSL/others to plan and implement growth in his/her Group and Section.
14 Supporting Young People  To enable adults working with Sections to identify and meet the needs of young people.
15 Promoting Positive Behaviour  To enable adults to prevent and manage challenging behaviour in the Sections.
16 Introduction to Residential Expereinces  To enable Section Leaders and Supporters who may support residential experiences for young people, as part of their role in Scouting, to understand the role that residential experiences play in Scouting .
17 Running Safe Activities  To enable adults to plan and run exciting, safe and developmental activities for the young people in their Section.
18 Practical Skills  To enable adults to gain and develop practical skills for the benefit of young people in their Section.
19 International  To provide and international focus appropriate to their Section and appreciate the global nature of Scouting.
20 Now combined with Module 11  
21 Growing the Movement  To cover ways in which the manager in Scouting can plan to, execute the growth of and facilitate change in the delivery of Scouting in the appropriate area.
22 Now completed as part of Module 12(a)  
23 Safety for Managers and Supporters  To cover specific roles, responsibilities and systems for ensuring safe Scouting.
24 Managing Adults  To cover the skills and knowledge required to enable participants to provide effective management of adults.
25 Assessing Learning  To provide the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to effectively support, validate and assess adults in The Scout Association's Adult Training Scheme, the Adventurous Activity Permit Scheme, Nights Away Permit Scheme and the Scout Show National Recognition Scheme.
26 Supporting Adults  To cover the skills and knowledge required to enable supporters to provide effective support to adults in Sections.
27 Instructing Practical Skills  To provide the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to instruct practical skills.
28 Facilitating  To provide the skills, knowledge and attitudes to facilitate individuals and small groups.
29 Presenting  To provide the skills, knowledge and attitudes to make effective presentations.
30 Supporting Local Learning  To provide the skills,knowledge and attitudes for Local Training Managers to co-ordinate the learning plans of individuals to produce a programme of learning.
31 Planning a Learning Experience  To provide the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to research and design training experiences.
32 Delivering a Learning Experience  To provide the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to plan prepare and run a training experience.
33 Planning a Learning Provision  To provide the skills, knowledge and attitudes to enable Training Managers to plan to meet the learning needs of an area.
34 Managing a Learning Provision  To provide the skills, knowledge and attitudes to ensure County Training Managers to manage the learning provision for their area.
35 Internal Moderation  To provide the skills, knowledge and attitudes to monitor the quality of The Scout Association's Adult Training Scheme.
36 Special Needs  To provide information, support and resources for those working with young people with Special Needs.
37 Advising on Adult Appointments  To enable an adult to participate fully as a member of the Appointments Advisory Committee.
38 Skills for Resitential Experiences  To provide adults with the appropriate skills to plan and run residential experiences for the young people in their Section.