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Volunteer Support > Training > Section Leader Training Courses

Every role volunteer in Scouting is required to complete some training which is tailored to their role. This training is fully explained on the UK Scouts Learning and Development pages of the website; and summarised below.

Your training can help you learn new skills to support you when you’re running your section, managing a dispute or even taking some Cubs out on the water for the first time. More information on developing your Personal Learning Plan can be found here.

Getting Started Online Training Courses

All Getting Started training should now be completed online, via the UK Scouts eLearning modules. Each of these modules can be accessed via the below links. Upon completion of the courses, please send your certificate of completion to our Training Team so that we can update your training records in Compass, our Membership Management System.

For all volunteers:

Essential Information

Safety (Note: requires renewal every 3 years)

Safeguarding (Note: requires renewal every 3 years)

General Data Protection Regulations

> Tools for the Role for Section Leaders

Getting Going Trainer Led Courses

If you're a Section Leader, having completed the above Getting Started online training, you then progress to attending the below trainer-led courses. Currently, these courses are being run as online meetings. You can follow the links below for more information and to book your place on each course.

Tools for the Role (Section Leaders) and Personal Learning Plans (Modules 3 and 2):

Programme Planning (Modules 12b and 19):

Delivering a Quality Programme (Module 12a):

Supporting Young People and Promoting Positive Behaviour (Modules 14 and 15):

Working with Adults and Skills of Leadership (Modules 8 and 9):

Scouting for All and Growing Your Section (Modules 7 and 13):

Introduction to Residential Experiences (Module 16):

International Programmes:

    Nights Away (Module 38) Course Dates (Optional Module)

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    First Response Training

    In addition, it is a requirement for all Section Leaders to hold a valid First Response certificate. Districts are responsible for delivering this training.

      Further Information

      Questions relating to Adult Training can be directed to your Local Training Manager; details can be found in our Support Handbook.