Welcome to Swindon North's Adult Training pages.
Whether you're a new learner or a Scouter changing roles these pages will provide you with information that will help you through your adult training.
If you're about to take your first step on the training ladder, you'll meet with the district's appointed Local Training Manager at your appointments meeting who will explain the Adult Training Scheme and your role and responsibilities within it. You'll be provided with the resources to help support you through the scheme. A Training Advisor will be arranged shortly afterwards to support you through your training.
The Adult Personal File will provide you with the tools and information to help you with your training and show you the various validations you'll need to complete for each module.
There are several modules needed to be completed for a Section Leader or Manager role and there is no requirement to do the modules in order but it is important that the ‘Getting Started modules’ are completed during your provisional warrant period (normally 5 months). The ‘Getting Started’ modules are Modules 1 to 3 for a section leader and Modules 1, 2 and 4 for a manager. After that we then recommend you concentrate on the ‘Getting Going’ modules (5, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 12a & 12b). The remaining modules are considered ‘Getting On’ modules and need to be completed for your woodbadge to be awarded; however, as mentioned, you do not need to validate these modules in the order they are listed - your TA will support you in deciding which is the best training plan for you.
Signing up to a course is simple; For Swindon North based courses all you have to do is complete the Online Module Application Form and the course director of that training course will email you details closer to the time.
For courses outside of Swindon North: you'll need to email the course trainer and our Local Training Administrator electronically at least 4 weeks before the date of the module with a module application form (as a courtesy please also include your TA and/or GSL). You'll receive acknowledgement that you're on the course and once attended your TA will be made aware and will help you with your validations for that module.
Training courses are the best way to learn about Scouting as you'll meet other Scouters from all over the district and county and be able to discuss first hand with them Scouting: an established trainer will also be there to answer any questions you have.
Of course we understand that your time is precious so the Association has other ways of training for the various modules - online e-learning, workbooks, one-to-one training, videos etc on the Learner's Resources webpages on the national Scout website. Your TA will be able to discuss these various different training methods and find one that best suits you.
We hope you have an enjoyable time with us whilst you train for your role.