Online Validation

Online Validation

On this page you will find a series of links to web-based validation questionnaires, these are based on the “Check your Knowledge” questions in your training guide.

We have introduced these forms as there is a chronic shortage of Training Advisers, to help you complete your Scout training in a reasonable timescale. The forms are not intended to be a replacement for face to face contact.

All forms will be reviewed by a Training Adviser from your district and they will arrange to meet with you if they think it necessary.

Good luck and if you need any support please get in touch.


Validate 01 Essential Information


Essential Information is a mandatory module for nearly all adults in Scouting. It provides the basic information required for individuals getting started in adult roles in Scouting, vital to ensuring that all young people can enjoy safe Scouting. Go to Online Form >>

Validate 03 Tools for the Role (Section Leaders)


Tools for the Role (Section Leaders) is a mandatory module for Section Leaders, Assistant Section Leaders and Section Assistants. It covers the basic information on the individual’s role or area of responsibility and some practical help to get the individual started in the role. Go to Online Form >>

Validate 04 Tools for the Role (Managers and Supporters)


Tools for the Role (Managers and Supporters) is a mandatory module for those who hold a Manager or Supporter role in Scouting. It covers the key information about the individual’s role, areas of responsibility and where they can find further information and support. Go to Online Form >>

Validate 05 The Fundamentals of Scouting


The Fundamentals of Scouting is for all adults in Scouting working towards the award of their Wood Badge. This module supports the learner to consider The Fundamentals and the Religious Policy and their relationship with the programme delivered to young people. The module explores the guiding principles of Scouting; the core values which The Scout Association stands for and believes in. Go to Online Form >>

Validate 06 Changes in Scouting


Provide an overview of the Movement’s history focusing on its development to meet the changing needs of society. Go to Online Form >>

Validate 07 Scouting For All


This module is for all adults who hold appointments in Scouting. It provides an introduction to equal opportunities and practical advice about how to make Scouting inclusive in your area of responsibility. Go to Online Form >>

Validate 08 Skills of Leadership


This module aims to cover the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to be an effective leader. Go to Online Form >>

Validate 09 Working with Adults


This module aims to cover the underpinning functions required to work effectively as a member of an adult team. Go to Online Form >>

Validate 11 Administration


This module aims to provide you with information, and an opportunity to consider and learn about best practice when managing the administrative tasks required in your role. Go to Online Form >>

Validate 12a Delivering a Quality Programme


Delivering a Quality Programme provides leaders, managers and supporters with information about how we deliver quality Scouting to young people, and how we ensure it meets their needs. Go to Online Form >>

Validate 12b Programme Planning


Programme Planning provides section leaders with an opportunity to plan and review a sectional programme including the use of a variety of methods to generate programme ideas. Go to Online Form >>

Validate 13 Growing the Section


Covers ways in which an adult volunteering with a section can assist their line manager and others to plan for and contribute to the growth of their section and/or group. Go to Online Form >>

Validate 14 Young People Today


This module is aimed at all section leaders and other adults supporting young people in Scouting. It aims to enable adult volunteers working with young people, to understand and meet their needs. Go to Online Form >>

Validate 15 Promoting Positive Behaviour


This module is aimed at all section leaders and other adults supporting young people in Scouting. It aims to enable adult volunteers to proactively promote positive behaviour and appropriately manage challenging behaviour in their section. Go to Online Form >>

Validate 16 Introduction to Residential Experiences


This module aims to enable section leaders and those who may support residential experiences for young people, as part of their role in Scouting, to understand the role that residential experiences play in Scouting. Go to Online Form >>

Validate 17 Running Safe Activities


This module aims to enable adults to plan and run exciting, safe and developmental activities for the young people in their section. Go to Online Form >>

Validate 18 Practical Skills


This module (number 18) is for Section Leaders and Section Supporters in Scouting wishing to train, coach or otherwise help young people and adults develop practical skills. It requires participants to gain at least two new practical skills of their own. Go to Online Form >>

Validate 19 International


This module aims to provide participants with a global focus appropriate to their section and an appreciation of the international nature of Scouting. Go to Online Form >>

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