Training for Leaders

Being a Leader e-learning

Our Being a Leader e-learning modules are aimed at members who are interested in becoming a Leader, or for experienced Leaders who would like a refresher!

If you are a Leader-in-Training, these modules will count towards the following two elements in module one of your Leadership Qualification:

  •  part 1, element 1c-review the programme to check that the Five Essentials are being put into practice. If they are not, discuss with your mentor how this can be changed
  • part 1, element 2f-attend a training session appropriate to your unit's relevant section programme

Give the modules a go and see what the buzz is about.

Girlguiding offers a range of trainings for Young Leaders and Leaders. These include leadership skills, programme training, outdoor skills, international opportunities, interpersonal skills, management skills and safety. Your local Commissioner should be aware of when trainings are happening and is a good first point of contact. Counties and some Divisions also have Training Advisers.

Some Counties allow you to attend adult trainings from 16, so it's worth finding out the rules in your area. Talk to your Unit Leader or Young Leader Leader and explain what trainings you would like to do and why. Then look at the different options open to you, for example:

  • attending a training session at a Training and Activity Centre
  • going to a specific Young Leader Training Day (maybe in a different District, Division, County or Region)
  • organising a local training just for Young Leaders and Leaders in your local area (sometimes known as a fireside training)
  • one-to-one trainings
  • training provided by other organisations such as the Scouts, Red Cross, and so on.

Internal training programmes

1st Response - information for Unit Leaders

1st Response is a first aid training course designed specifically for members of Girlguiding and The Scout Association. It aims to address the basic skills you need in managing first aid within Guiding and Scouting. Contact your local Commissioner, Training Adviser or Mentor for more information.