Manager and Supporter Training

 

Manager and Supporter training is for adult volunteers who hold an Assistant Group Scout Leader, Group Scout Leader, Assistant District Commissioner, Deputy District Commissioner, District Commissioner, Assistant Regional Commissioner, Deputy Regional Commissioner or Regional Commissioner role.

 

At the end of January 2017, a new training provision for Managers and Supporters in Scouting was introduced.

 

What does the scheme look like in practice?

The previous Manager/ Supporter modules have been replaced with more up to date resources, to better support our volunteers in these critical roles. The training scheme consists of:

  • Getting Started - Essential Information, PLP and Tools for the Role (Managers and Supporters)
  • Training for All Appointments - Fundamentals of Scouting, Changes in Scouting, Scouting for All, First Aid, Administration, Delivering a Quality Programme
  • 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.
    • Skills courses – this will consist of three courses (Skills of Management, Meeting the Challenges and Achieving Growth) where learners have an opportunity discuss and demonstrate different skills relating to leadership and management.

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The Adult's Personal File for Managers and Supporters sets out what knowledge a Leader should have once completing each Module, along with what the validation criteria is for each Module.

Learning Opportunities

 

The majority of Modules within the Manager and Supporter training have several different ways to be able to complete the learning required.  Leaders can use the learning method that best suits them.

Training for All Appointments

Module 5: 

The Fundamentals of Scouting

Module 7: 

Scouting for All

Module 10:

First Aid

Course

Small group

One to one

E-Learning

Course

Small group

One to one

Course

Small Group

Module 11:

Administration

Module 12(a): 

Delivering a Quality Programme

 

Course

Small group

One to one

Workbook

Course

Small group

One to one

E-Learning

 

 

 

Core Skill Areas

 

Below is the Matrix of how the independent learning fits in with the Core Skills Areas and the Skills Courses.  Leaders do not need to go on the Skills Courses before going to validation, however it is advised that Leaders do the independent learning as a minimum unless otherwise agreed by your Training Adviser.

If a Leader does wish to go onto one of the Skills Courses they must insure that they have completed the independent learning for that Skills Course prior to attending, as a lot of the course work builds on the foundation that the independent learning provides.

 

Core Skill Areas

Independent Learning

Skills Courses

Skills of Management

Achieving Growth

Meeting the Challenge

Managing Your Time and Personal Skills

Managing Time and Personal Skills

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Achieving Results

Building Effective Teams

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Project Management

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Getting the Word Out

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Providing Direction

Planning for Growth

 

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Leading Local Scouting

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Working with People

Finding, Appointing and Welcoming Volunteers

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Keeping, Developing and Managing Volunteers

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Safeguarding for Managers and Supporters

 

 

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Dealing with Difficult Situations

 

 

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Supporting the Adult Training Scheme

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Enabling Change

Enabling Change

 

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Using Resources

Financial and Physical Resources

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Executive Committees and Being a Trustee

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Decision Making

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Safety

Safety for Managers and Supporters

 

 

 

Additional Modules

 

Some Manager and Supporter Roles require additional Modules as outlined below:

Roles

Core Modules

Additional Modules

GSL, AGSL, DC, DDC, RC, DRC

All core modules

28, 29 for some appointments

DESC, DSNC

All core modules

17, 19

ADC(AT)

All core modules

28, 29, 30, 31, 32

ADC(Section), ARC(ES), ARC(SN), ARC(SS)

All core modules

17, 19

ARC(AT)

All core modules

33, 34

ARC(Dev), ARC(Comms)

All core modules

 

 

Additional Modules - Dependent on Role

Module 17: 

Running Safe Activities

Module 19: 

International

Module 28: 

Facilitating

Course

Small group

One to one

Workbook

Course

Small group

One to one

 

Course

Small group

One to one

 

Module 29: 

Presenting

Module 30: 

Supporting Local Learning

Module 31: 

Planning a Learning Experience

Course

Small group

One to one

 

Course

Small group

One to one

 

Course

Small group

One to one

 

Module 32: 

Delivering a Learning Experience

Module 33: 

Planning a Learning Provision

Module 34: 

Managing a Learning Provision

Course

Small group

One to one

 

Course

Small group

One to one

Workbook

Course

Small group

One to one

Workbook

Validation

 

After identifying with a Training Adviser that no further learning is needed, or completing what learning is required as identified in the Personal Learning Plan, Leaders move onto the validation stage of the Module training.

 

Whilst the validation criteria is different for each Module as outlined in the Adult's Personal File for Managers and Supporters, the validation method can be completed through a number of different ways working with a Training Adviser:

  • Discussions with a Training Adviser
  • Demonstration
  • Product of Work
  • Project Work
  • Questionnaire
  • Video
  • Witness Testimony
  • Written Material

Validation with Face to Face Restrictions

 

While we can continue to do our training from home, it is important that we get that training validated.  That might seem tricky while face-to-face Scouting is restricted, so we have come up with some ideas for validating training while our face to face meetings are restricted. Check them out here.

Completing a Wood Badge

 

Once a Leader has completed and validated all of the Modules within their Personal Learning Plan, they can then be recommended for a Wood Badge by the Assistant Regional Commissioner (Adult Training) if they are eligible. 

 

A requirement of the Wood Badge being awarded is having all three of the Ongoing Mandatory Modules in date.  If an Ongoing Mandatory Module is out of date then a recommendation for a Wood Badge will not be given until the outstanding Module(s) are back in date.

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