Adult Learning & Development

Training of adult leaders and other volunteers is one of the primary roles of every Scout District. In West London, we have an enthusiastic and supportive team of trainers, advisers, facilitators and administrators.

We are here to support your personal development through self-directed learning. Scouting training for managers is now provided at a country/regional level.

Find out about the training for your role!

Step 1: Check the training requirements for your role

Training modules that you need to complete depend on the volunteer role that you are taking on. Your line manager should have discussed the training requirements of your role. Please see your training requirements on the module matrix.

Step 2: Complete your Personal Learning Plan with your Training Adviser

We know that many Scout volunteers have prior learning which they can apply to their Scouts role. Meet with your Training Adviser and complete your Personal Learning Plan together, recognising your previous experience.

Your Training Adviser will be able to help you identify the modules when you discuss your Personal Learning Plan with them (if you have a role that requires this). This’ll help you identify the learning you need, as well as choosing the method of validation that’s right for you

Step 3: Complete your training modules

Work through the mandatory and role specific modules for all volunteers and discover your ongoing learning requirements and supplementary modules. To complete your Wood Badge training (if you have a role that requires this) you need to complete the modules within training for all appointment by validating them.

Each module has a fixed requirement. There are also usually several validation methods for learners to select from. Validation methods will be simple and effective and should always be something that the learner does as part of their normal role. 

Mandatory and Getting Started Training