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Volunteer Support > Training > Manager & Supporter Training Courses

Our Manager & Supporter training scheme consists of:  

  • Getting Started - Essential Information, Personal Learning Plans, Tools for the Role (Managers and Supporters), Changes in Scouting

  • Managers and Supporters Training - This is structured around six core skill areas of leadership and management plus a module on safety. The learning opportunities for the Managers and Supporters Training is split into two elements:

    • Independent Learning - There are a number of independent learning modules to support managers and supporters. If you need to complete any of the three manager and supporter skills modules it is important to complete the independent learning required for each of the modules before attending. The skills modules rely on an understanding of this independent learning as a foundation for the learning.  The independent learning that supports each of the individual skills courses is noted below. If you wish for further advice please speak to your Training Adviser. These independent learning modules are helpful as a refresher to those already in post - so if you are unsure of any of the topics or feel that a refresher would be helpful please don't hesitate to complete them.

    • Skills Courses – this will consist of three courses where learners have an opportunity discuss and demonstrate different skills relating to leadership and management.

      1. Skills of Management

      2. Meeting the Challenges

      3. Achieving Growth 

  • First Response (organised locally, by Districts and Groups)

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 Managers and Supporters:

Essential Information



General Data Protection Regulations 

> Tools for the Role for Managers and Supporters


Additional Trainer Led Course Dates

Skills courses are being managed as a North West Region training provision. It is possible to attend any of the courses being run by the North West Region, although Cheshire and Merseyside Counties are operating as one 'cluster' and are running the following training courses:

  • Skills of Management (Two Day Course)
    • TBC
    • Meeting the Challenges (One Day Course)
      • TBC
      • Achieving Growth (One Day Course)
        • TBC

      Presenting & Facilitating (Module 28/29) Course Dates 

      • TBC

      Advising on Adult Appointments (Module 37)

      • TBC

      Assessing Learning (Module 25)

      • TBC

      Further Information

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

      More information about the Managers and Supporters training scheme can be found here.