Here in the Learners Hub you should find all that you need to identify, understand and progress your adult training.

Information to help you with your Specific Training Requirements

Here are some links to key information. Find out the details of what training is required for your role, there is an Adult Personal File which will be applicable for you.

Here too is a summary of your training requirements (Module Matrix), details of the County Training Team and a link to take you to another page which covers how this learning is validated.

Validation is a key part of your training and captures how you put your learning and / or existing knowledge into use within your Scouting role. Validation, in some format is required to complete your training for each Module – see below for methods and ways to validate your learning.

Accessing Online and Workbook Courses

The Scout Association recognise the need for accessibility and so where, for accessibility reasons, members cannot complete this training independently, a Training Adviser, Local Training Manager or County Training Manager could meet with them to go through the online learning with them, providing one-to-one support or, exceptionally, using a workbook. It is suggested that the workbook should be the last resort used by Training Advisers and Managers. To help and support members use the eLearning Headquarters have put together a guide which provides a number of hints and tips on how to make use of accessibility features, built into many devices.

Getting Started

These are the modules that you need to complete within 5 months of your appointment. The information at the top of this page will tell you which ones are required for your role.

Appointments requiring a Wood-Badge 

The learning for some modules is available through on-line training or a downloaded workbook as well as through trainer led course. Access to these materials is through the links below. Other modules currently require a trainer led experience.

Manager & Supporter Training

Managers and Supporters training scheme comprises of three separate elements, Getting Started, Modules for All and Core Skills. For details of how this applies to your specific role together with details of all training requirements, validation and links to materials, please click the icon below.

Training Courses

Some modules are also available as delivered courses usually held in Scout premises across the County. Some modules are only available through this method. These courses vary in length and may be held on a weekday evening or as part of a weekend. The calendar below gives access to all that are currently available and details of how to book.

Following the lifting of restrictions, Somerset Scouts Training Team are gradually returning to providing some face to face courses. Initially, these will be predominantly covering those Modules which cannot be completed by e-learning or workbooks. In due course, we hope to provide a full suite of modules to be available by face to face courses. Please do check back periodically and thank you for your understanding (September 2021).

Post Course / Learning Information

To help with planning your validation or to act as a point of reference, we have created a series of “libraries”, one for each Module. In these, you will find useful documents and links to material of the website.

Mandatory Ongoing Learning

Some training is mandatory depending on your role. the information at the top of the page will tell you which ones you need to complete. Some, such as First Aid, Safety and Safeguarding must be refreshed every three years to make sure that you remain “up to date”.


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