District training

Training Advisors – Who to contact if you need help with your training

Martin Williams                            

Local Training Administrator                                                                                              


Mayhill & Huntley, 1st Newent, Staunton & Corse


Ang Healy – Training Advisor                                  


1st Cinderford

Carol Rushton – Training Advisor


1st Ruardean, 2nd Mitcheldean                                                               

Gareth Ovens

County Trainer, Training Advisor                           


District Explorers           

Emma Spiller – Training Advisor


1st Clearwell & Sling

Mark Westwood

Trainer for Exec Committees, Training Advisor,

Young Leaders.


1st St Briavels, Royal Forest, Aylburton & Lydney

Stephanie Ovens                                                                       

County Trainer, Training Advisor                             


Validation Sessions

Remember that once you have completed modules and put the learning into place that you need to have it validated by a Training Advisor, this can be by meeting and discussing the module, by them observing you, or other means suitable and appropriate.If you are ready to have a module(s) validated please do get in touch with the relevant training advisor, as listed below, and they will arrange a date and time to meet, either face to face or online.

We have restarted our regular drop-in validation sessions on 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Salvation Army Building, North Road, Broadwell GL16 7BX. If you want to pop in send us a quick email to let us know you are coming would be appreciated.

First Response Training

Please remember everyone with an appointment in scouting must have a valid first aid qualification of some type.

The training is available as full face to face sessions or self-study and online classrooms sessions followed by a practical assessment which must be completed within 6 months of attending the other modules.

Full face to face training and online sessions are also now available, please see training diary above or on Gloucestershire County Website, training page available here

To help us get as many leaders as possible trained in the coming months we are continuing to use the ‘Blended’ delivery model pioneered by Hampshire Scouts

The Blended Model from Hampshire scouts has 3 stages

  1. Module 10A – First Aid theory – Self Study. This is a flexible e-learning module and takes around 2.5 hours (more details below).
  2. Module 10A – First Aid theory – Facilitated Learning. This is an online classroom session delivered by a First Aid Trainer and takes around 2.5 hours. We are looking at putting these on from mid-September onwards.
  3. Module 10B – First Aid practical. This is a short 30-minute session covering assessment of a casualty and CPR. This is run face to face only. We will be putting on another session in the District in March.This new approach is far more flexible for the learner and allows our trainers to focus on delivering one type of session instead of 3 different sessions, giving us a bit more capacity.

To register for the Hampshire Scouts e-learning click here

Mandatory and Compliance Training

For adults new to scouting there is initial mandatory training available to help you make the most of your role, stay safe and most of all have fun. Please contact the team if you do need help, especially in deciding which modules you need, we call this a personal learning plan (PLP). Safety and safeguarding training need to be renewed every 3 years.

The links to these online mandatory training modules can be found here. If you have difficulty with online courses, for what ever reason, please let your line manager or the training team know, we can offer other formats if required.

Safety Training: https://learning.scouts.org.uk/safety/index.html#/

Safeguarding Training: https://learning.scouts.org.uk/safeguarding/index.html#/

Understanding GDPR: https://learning.scouts.org.uk/gdpr-training/index.html#/

Those of you who have taken on a role as part of an executive committee will need to complete the “Trustee information” module: https://learning.scouts.org.uk/trustee/ index.html#/

New adults to scouting will need to complete modules 1 and 3 which explains the basics of Scouting, its history, fundamentals and policies.

Module 1, Essential Information: https://learning.scouts.org.uk/essential/ index.html#/

Module 3, Tools for the role for section leaders (or 4 for Managers): https:// learning.scouts.org.uk/the-role-section-leaders/index.html#/id/co-05

All this training is available to help you make the most of your volunteering in scouting, stay safe and most of all have fun. Please contact the team if you do need help, especially in deciding which modules you need, we call this a personal learning plan (PLP).

The training that we need to do depends on our roles. You should have a personal learning plan (PLP) that outlines the training you need to complete, which you can check on compass

The District training calendar can be found below. The County training calendar can be found at https://bookwhen.com/gscouts#focus=ev-slhu-20231121180000

Training can be completed using different methods depending on the module. You can check the module matrix below to see the modules, their descriptions, and the methods of completion available.