Mandatory Ongoing Learning

Mandatory Ongoing Learning

Ongoing Safety Training

We are constantly reviewing our safety policies and have a requirement to complete safety training on a periodic basis. To aid this, a safety training course is available for leaders that are applying for a renewal of appointment. 

Training is available either as a face to face course (see Training Diary for Module 1s) or by completing an online Safeguarding Awareness Training course. The course has been designed using the objectives, key messages and training material produced for the face-to-face delivery of the course but tailored for online delivery. A link to the online e-learning is available here. Once completed, a copy of the certificate should be sent to your Local Training Manager. No validation is required.

Ongoing Safety Training must be completed at least every five years.  

 Ongoing Safeguarding Training

Our commitment to safeguarding our members is important to us and as such we require all appointments to renew their knowledge on a periodic basis. This ensures that all members are aware of any changes to the law or to The Scout Association policies. 

Training is available either as a face to face course (see Training Diary for Module 1b) or by completing an online Safeguarding Awareness Training course. The online course has been designed using the objectives, key messages and training material produced for the face-to-face delivery of the course but tailored for online delivery. A link to the online e-learning is available here. Once completed, a copy of the certificate should be sent to your Local Training Manager. No validation is required.

Ongoing Safeguarding Training must be completed at least every five years.  

Mandatory GDPR Training

GDPR Training is a mandatory module for all appointments. It covers the basic information that individual’s need to know in relation to the General Data Protection Regulations, what this means for their role and for Scouting and how to effectively align with it. Topics covered:

  • Personal Data
  • Individuals’ rights
  • Consent
  • Accountability & Governance

Currently, learning is only available through e-learning. This e-learning will function on a range of systems and devices, detailed in these e-learning FAQs.

We would strongly advise you to watch the how-to guide video for using e-learning before you begin the e-learning. This can be viewed here.

A link to the online e-learning is available here. Once completed, a copy of the certificate should be sent to your Local Training Manager. No validation is required.

Other Learning

First Aid Training

Leaders, managers and supporters in Scouting must hold a current first aid qualification at all times. The minimum standard for this qualification is First Response, but higher levels of qualification are needed if delivering first aid training or leading certain kinds of adventurous activities. This provision will ensure a minimum standard of first aid knowledge and training across the Movement.

It is not compulsory for your first aid training to be provided by scouting although they must be for a minimum of 6 hours and contain all the requirements set out by the Scout Association. Full details of First Aid training requirements are available here. If you complete an external course, this is likely to have a three year expiry and may not always cover every aspect required by the Scout Association. If that is the case, you will need to “top up” this learning details of what is required and where to obtain the information is available on the First Response Top Up page which is located here.

A copy of the certificate should be provided to your Local Training Manager in order that it can be recorded on Compass.

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