Ongoing Learning and Development

Our needs as leaders are constantly changing, so to do a good job for our young people it’s important that we are always learning and refining our skills.

The final act of a Training Adviser is to agree the learner’s ongoing development for the first year. Monitoring progress through the review process then becomes the responsibility of the learner’s line manager.

Over the period of appointment learners are required to complete an average of five hours’ ongoing learning each year. More information can be found in the Key Documents for Adult Training.

Mandatory Ongoing Learning

Although the on-going learning hours you are required to complete each year can be any number of things, there are also some specific on-going learning requirements which some members must complete. Any member who holds an appointment for which an appointment review is required must complete two specific pieces of mandatory on-going learning:

  • MOGL – Safety (To be completed every 5 years by course or online)
  • MOGL – Safeguarding (To be completed every 5 years by course or online. Online courses can only be used for every other occasion)

Although the above courses can be completed online, it is recommended a safety course is attended for every other occasion, although not mandatory. Safeguarding however can only be taken online and validated once in a 10 year period. Every other safeguarding course must be taken in person. Speak to your TA or GSL for course dates.

First Aid and First Response Training

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 must 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.

If you have any external qualifications or questions, speak to your TA or GSL.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
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