What Training Do I Need?

What Training Do I Need?

What Training Do I Need?

Getting Started training is required within 5 months of the start of a new role. It is online and doesn’t take very long. Use these links to quickly find a complete the required modules. Remember to give your certificate to your Training Adviser or line manager once you’ve finished.

Use our quick guide to the training requirements for your role. Check your role description for any additional requirements you may have. This doesn’t replace the support and guidance from your Training Adviser but should help to get you started on your journey. Need a Training Adviser? Talk to your line manager or Local Training Manager.

Section Assistant | Active Support Member

Getting Started:

This must be completed within 5 months of the start of your appointment for all roles.

In addition to the above, for Section Assistants only:


Section Leader | Assistant Leader

Getting Started:

This must be completed within 5 months of the start of your appointment.

  • Essential Information (01)
  • General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
  • Safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Personal Learning Plan (02)
  • Tools for the role (Section Leaders) (03)

This must be completed within 3 years of the start of your appointment.

    • First Aid Certificate

Wood Badge (Training for all appointments & Section Leaders and Section Supporters modules – see Module Matrix


Group Lead Volunteer | District Lead Volunteer | District Explorer Scout Commissioner | Youth Lead

Getting Started:

      • Essential Information (01)
      • General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
      • Safety
      • Safeguarding
      • Trustee Induction
      • Personal Learning Plan (02)
      • Tools for the role (Managers & Supporters) (04)

This must be completed within 5 months of the start of your appointment.

      • First Aid Certificate
      • Wood Badge (Training for all appointments & Managers and Supporters Core Skill Areas – see Module Matrix

This must be completed within 3 years of the start of your appointment.

Trustee (inc. Officers)

Getting Started:

This must be completed within 5 months of the start of your appointment.

Assistant District Commissioner | District Section Leader

Getting Started:

      • Essential Information (01)
      • General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
      • Safety
      • Safeguarding
      • Personal Learning Plan (02)
      • Tools for the role (Managers & Supporters) (04)

This must be completed within 5 months of the start of your appointment.

      • First Aid Certificate
      • Wood Badge (Training for all appointments & Section Leaders and Section Supporters modules – see Module Matrix

Exact modules for these roles will depend on your role description. Speak to your TA/LTM/Line manager for specifics.

This must be completed within 3 years of the start of your appointment.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
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