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As a Training Adviser, your roles and responsibilities are set out in the Role Description

When creating a Personal Learning Plan (PLP) ensure that the correct training modules appear within the PLP for that role on Compass. If not, please add, amend or delete.

You should look to validate learning as soon as your learner is ready. This may be after attending a course, completing a workbook or e-learning.

If the learner has the knowledge and skills required for a specific module, you only need to validate that knowledge in a Scouting environment. Remember- Learning is Optional, Validation is Essential

In October 2020 we introduced Online Validation (OLV) as a method of a learner being able to validate their learning where a Training Adviser may not have been appointed or where access to a Training Adviser may not be possible for a variety of reasons. This method does not remove the need for appointed Training Advisers as you will be provided with the responses and any uploaded evidence documents to review and validate in the same way as a face to face or virtual meeting. A link to the Online Validation page of the website appears below.

Once validated, please update Compass as soon as possible. If you have any difficulties or queries with this, please contact your LTM.

When you have validated the final piece of learning i.e. Getting Started or Wood Badge, please advise your LTM so that they can undertake the required oversight and make arrangements, if appropriate, to recommend a Wood Badge to the County Training Manager.

Please remember, a Wood Badge can only be recommended once all required training has been completed and validated PLUS, the learner has a current First Aid Certificate and current Safeguarding, Safety Learning and completed the GDPR learning.

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