Section Leader Training

Section Leader training is for adult volunteers who hold a Section Leader, Assistant Section Leader or Section Assistant role, whether these are at Group or District level.

 

The training is organised into Modules. Every Module has associated validation criteria which sometimes require Leaders to improve their knowledge by completing learning.

 

For Section Leaders and Assistant Section Leaders, the Module training is mandatory to complete a Wood Badge, and all Modules should be completed within 3 years of starting their role.  Section Assistants can choose whether they want to do any of the Modules to help support them in their role.

 

The Leader's Training Guide for Section Leaders 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 Section Leader training have several different ways to be able to complete the learning required.  Leaders can use the learning method that best suits them.

Module 5: 

The Fundamentals of Scouting

Module 6:

Changes in Scouting

Module 7: 

Scouting for All

Course

Small group

One to one

E-Learning

Workbook

Video

Course

Small group

One to one

Module 8: 

Skills of Leadership

Module 9: 

Working with Adults

Module 10:

First Aid

Course

Small group

One to one

 

Course

Small group

One to one

 

Course

Small Group

Module 11:

Administration

Module 12(a): 

Delivering a Quality Programme

Module 12(b): 

Programme Planning

Course

Small group

One to one

Workbook

Course

Small group

One to one

E-Learning

Course

Small group

One to one

Module 13:

Growing the Section

Module 14: 

Supporting Young People

Module 15: 

Promoting Positive Behaviour

Course

Small group

One to one

Workbook

Course

Small group

One to one

Workbook

Course

Small group

One to one

Workbook

Module 16: 

Introduction to Residential Experiences

Module 17: 

Running Safe Activities

Module 18: 

Practical Skills

Course

Small group

One to one

Course

Small group

One to one

Workbook

Course

Small group

 

Module 19: 

International

 

 

Course

Small group

One to one

 

 

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 Leaders Training Guide for Section Leaders, 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 during Lockdown

 

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 suspended, so we have come up with some ideas for validating training while we're restricted to online meetings. 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. 

 

Eligibility includes completing all of the "Getting Started" Modules as well as all of the Section Leader training Modules, as well as 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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