Join the adventure!

Leaders Online Training

Leaders Online Training

This area will link you to the alternative methods of learning available to you should you not be able to attend a course or if a different learning method is more suitable.

If you are going to use one of the e-learning modules then it would help you to watch the How to Guide by following this link.

  • Module 1   Essential Information                                               e-learning                  click here 

  • Module 2    Personal Learning Plan                                            Workbook                 click here 

  • Module 3   Tools for the Job (Section Leaders)                        e-learning                  click here

  • Module 4   Tools for the Job (Managers and Supporters)        e-learning                  click here

  • Module 5   Fundamental Values of Scouting                            e-learning                  click here

  • Module 6   Changes in Scouting                                               video download         click here

  • Module 7    Scouting for All                                                       workbook                   click here

  • Module 11  Administration                                                         workbook                  click here

  • Module 12A Delivering a Quality Programme                           e-learning                  click here

  • Module 13  Growing the Section                                               workbook                   click here

  • Module 14 Supporting Young People                                       workbook                   click here

  • Module 15  Promoting Positive Behaviour                                workbook                   click here

  • Module 17  Running Safe Activities                                           workbook                  click here


Learning Materials

These resources are to help learners complete the various training modules in the Adult Training Scheme.

For detailed information about what training each role in Scouting needs to complete, please refer to the Adult’s Personal File.

Additional & On going Training

In addition to completing the modules listed above that is required for your role you must also complete two additional certificates:

Safeguarding                e-learning / Course

The issues facing adult volunteers in keeping young people safe are changing all the time and it is essential that we provide up-to-date training.

It is a requirement for all adults in Scouting to have undertaken ‘approved safeguarding training’ at least every five years and this is monitored at the point of appointment review.

The training obligation may be met through two routes:

  1. Participating in a Safeguarding Awareness Training session run by the County, meeting the objectives and delivered by an approved trainer*.
  2. Participating in the online alternative (see below).

Given the nature of safeguarding, best practice is to attend a face to face training course. However it is recognised that there may be circumstances where face to face training is difficult to access, so the online alternative has been provided to ensure flexibility and accessibility for those who need it.

For dates of courses, events and to book a place please visit the Devon Scouts Training Hub calender.

please note: Safeguarding certificates last ONE year and then your next update should be a course.

Safety Training           e-learning

Outdoor activities, adventure and learning by doing continues to remain at the core of what Scouting excels in and young people seek.

We strongly believe that success lies in enhancing the culture of safety, such as an awareness of risk and responsibilities, and the skills to assess and manage those risks by adults and young people.

All adults in Scouting who are subject to an appointment review are required to complete approved safety training at least every five years.

please note: you must have a valid safety certificate at every role review.

First Aid

Module 10 – First Response

Leaders, managers and supporters in Scouting must hold a current first aid qualification at the time of gaining their Wood Badge and at the appointment renewal. However, they are encouraged to keep their qualification up to date 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.

Professions with First Aid experience

The Scout Association does recognise that some professions by the nature of the job will have a first aid element; for example Nurses, Midwives, Police Officers, Medical Practitioners, Members of HM Armed Forces, Ambulance Care – Assistants/Paramedics/Technicians, etc. to exempt these profession from undergoing more first aid training, they are required to provide evidence of an up-to-date qualification which should meet the criteria for what is considered our minimum standard (as listed above). With regards to ‘evidence’, this can be a certificate or an official letter confirming the necessary areas have been met.

For dates of courses, events and to book a place please visit the Devon Scouts Training Hub calender.

Leadership and Management Training

View all learning opportunities for Leadership and Management Training, or visit the individual areas below.

Supplementary Modules

There are also a number of additional ongoing learning and development oppportunities available.


Scout Sections: