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Training

Every volunteer role at the Scouts needs to complete training. Follow these three easy steps to get started with your training journey.

Welcome to the training page at 6th Gosport Scout Group. Here you will find all your training needs to get you started on your learning journey to fulfilling your new role within Scouting.

To help you along the way there are many people who can, and will help you. 6th Gosport pride ourselves on our team spirit and you will always be welcome to chat and ask questions. We also have a closed Facebook group which you will be invited to. We also have training WhatsApp group that you will, if not already, be added to. These are both good places to ask for any help or assistance.

You also have a nominated Training Advisor. The training advisor for our group is Nigel Fleetwood. Nigel is one of the Scout Leaders at the group. He will be the main point of contact for Training related queries and the person that you will need to liase with regarding all your training and validation requirements. He can be contacted by the WhatsApp group or by emailing Training@6thgosportscoutgroup.org

So what do you need to do?

Simply follow the 3 step guide below to get you on your way

Step 1 . What training do I need to do?

Training modules that you need to complete depend on the volunteer role that you are taking on. Below you will find a table outlining which training requirements are relevant to your role. For a full list of all roles and their requirements, visit Appointments: Table 2.

Module Breakdown

Sectional Assistant/Occasional HelperAssistant Section LeaderSection Leader
Module 1 – Essential Information
Module 2 – Personal Learning PlanNo Requirement
Module 3 – Tools for the role
SFTY – Safety
SAFE – Safeguarding
GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation
Additional Wood Bead ModulesNo Requirement
Getting started module outline.

Step 2 . Complete your Personal Learning Plan with your Training Adviser

We know that many Scout volunteers have prior learning which they can apply to their Scouts role. Meet with your Training Adviser and complete your Personal Learning Plan together, recognising your previous experience.
Your Training Adviser will be able to help you identify the modules when you discuss your Personal Learning Plan​ with them (if you have a role that requires this). This will help you identify the learning you need, as well as choosing the method of validation that’s right for you.  

Step 3 . Complete your training modules

We know that many Scout volunteers have prior learning which they can apply to their Scouts role. Meet with your Training Adviser and complete your Personal Learning Plan together, recognising your previous experience.
Your Training Adviser will be able to help you identify the modules when you discuss your Personal Learning Plan​ with them (if you have a role that requires this). This’ll help you identify the learning you need, as well as choosing the method of validation that’s right for you.

What you’ll learn

You’ll learn about our history and the fundamentals of Scouts, get an overview of how we keep people safe, and how we make sure everyone is welcome.

You’ll also learn about our training scheme, our structure and the support available to you.

Getting Started is a collection of e-learning modules that help new volunteers settle in their role. 

You can complete them in any order, at a time that suits you, within the first five months of volunteering. 

Essential Information (module 1) is one of the Getting Started modules.

Validation is the process of confirming you’ve completed your training, understood the content and are able to apply what you’ve learned.   

To validate this module, all you need to do is to complete the assessment, download the certificate (or take a screenshot), and send it to training@6thgosportscoutgroup.org or send it via the training WhatsApp group.

If you’re not sure who you should email the certificate to, send it to the Training Compliance Volunteer Team at training.compliance@scouts.org.uk  

You don’t need to wait for this module to be validated to start other Getting Started training modules.

You can access our e-learning courses on desktops, mobiles and tablets. It also works well on all browsers, such as Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Edge.   

On mobile and tablet, some of the boxes don’t show all of the words. Turning to landscape from portrait helps with this.   

Please don’t hit refresh on your browser (particularly if you get a question wrong on the assessment) as this will prevent you from being able to generate the certificate at the end.  

You will be able to re-take the assessment at the end.  

Don’t forget to download or take a screenshot of your certificate. It will be lost if you refresh or close the webpage.  

To report any technical errors please contact the Info Centre.

The accessibility tools guide provides some hints and tips on how to build accessibility features into your device. 

If e-learning doesn’t suit your needs, talk to your line manager or Training Advisor. They can provide one-to-one support or advise you to use the Essential Information Workbook

When using alternatives to e-learning you won’t be automatically given a certificate, so you will need to agree with your line manager or Training Advisor how to validate the module. 

Your Training Advisor will be able to answer any questions you have or you can speak to your volunteer line manager. 

You can also contact you training advisor by using the button below

Additional information

Getting Started training explainedValidation: Getting it signed offChecking if this module is for meTechnology tipsAlternatives to e-learning and accessibility toolsWho to contact if I have questions

Your Training Advisor will be able to answer any questions you have. Don’t worry if you haven’t been assigned one yet, you can speak to your volunteer line manager. 

If you’re not sure who to speak to locally, you can contact the Info Centre.

Details can be found at Step 2 above.

At 6th Gosport, your training advisor is Nigel Fleetwood. Nigel is one of the Scout Leaders at 6th, but he is also one of the District Training Advisor and Nights Away Assessors.

Nigel will be your guide and mentor through your training journey and he can always be contacted via the training WhatsApp group that you will be added to, or you can email him on Training@6thgosportscoutgroup.org.

As with all training for your role in Scouting, training is optional. We are not here to waste your time, let’s be honest we are all volunteers and that time can be better spent helping the young people. So if you have previous experiences and skills we will not make you redo the training. However, ALL training must be validated. This means that all the training modules you are required to complete must be validated (checked and assessed) by a TA (Training Advisor). So if you have any training that you would like to get validated, or any training-related queries please don’t hesitate to ask.