Adult Training

Click to download our Adult Leader Welcome Booklet.

Once you have finished the relevant training and received your certificate, email it to trevor.polson@syscouts.org.uk for it to be updated on your record.

For further information on the training requirements for specific roles, please refer to the Scouts’ Adult Training Scheme pages by clicking here

To support adults in Scouting, the Association provides a comprehensive programme of training to build on existing skills and knowledge and develop new competencies.

Some elements of training can count towards externally-recognised qualifications, and within the movement there are also awards to recognise dedication to training and outstanding service.

All adults (except Occasional Helpers) with a role in Scouting need to complete the mandatory training as soon as they can when taking their role. Links to the training can be found below.

Getting started Modules

Online Getting Started Modules

(Self validating on completion. Please forward your certificate to your line manager, training adviser or County Training Manager)

Depending on your role, you will have other training requirements that can be found here.

South Yorkshire also regularly run training sessions. To see whats on offer and book a course just head over to their website.

If you need more support or guidance then you can contact your Training Advisor or the County Training Manager.

Validation of Training

For each learning module there are questions designed to help learners establish what they know, and where to fill in gaps. Learners should work with their training advisors to identify any learning they have left to complete and how to complete this. 

For some modules all the criteria must be completed by all roles or there is a choice of criteria to pick from. However, in some cases, there are certain validation criteria for all roles and some additional criteria that are only relevant to certain roles. For some roles, it will depend on the learner’s agreed role description as to whether certain criteria are relevant to them.

To discuss validation criteria or to receive assistance with leader learning, please contact JP Ashton-Kinlin.

Click this link to see Scouting Validation Guides.

First Aid Module (courses, e-learning and existing qualifications)

What is needed?

Leaders, managers and supporters (those who require a Wood Badge for their role) in Scouting must hold a First Aid qualification, the minimum level of which is the First Response course (Module 10A and 10B) run by The Scout Association. 

A higher level (known as a Full First Aid certificate) is required for some adventurous activities.
Further details can be found https://www.scouts.org.uk/por/9-activities/#9.7

How do I complete my training?

You can either complete the face-to-face training (6hrs) held at Hesley Scout Activity Centre, Sheaf and other South Yorkshire areas or complete the blended approach (part online, part face-to-face).

The blended approach is made up of the following:

Module 10A (Independent Learning)

(Step 1) Completing the Independent E-learning, hosted by Hampshire Scouts, first.  This will take approximately 2.5 hours, which teaches you all the relevant information.  It includes videos, fact sheets and quizzes. On completion of the course, you will be directed to complete a form which will be sent to the County. (Ensure that you select South Yorkshire Scouts)

The link to the e-learning can be followed here:  https://hampshire-scouts.thinkific.com/courses/firstresponse

(Step 2) After Step 1, you can then attend and participate in a facilitated session (Zoom), approximately 2.5 hours.  This comprises different activities to consolidate the learning. See the SY events page here for dates

Module 10B (Practical Learning)

(Step 3) You will need to attend a short practical validation session that covers DRABC and CPR to complete your First Response. This is a 15-20 minute practical session. You MUST have completed the First Aid Learning (10a) before completing this practical assessment.

I have an existing qualification, does it count?

There are several external qualifications which cover similar content, which can be compared against the syllabus.

All first aid training must cover the below criteria. The level of detail and time spent on each subject will vary, depending on whether it is a First Response or Full First Aid course.

  • Principles of first aid and initial response (arriving and managing an incident)
  • Initial response to a first aid situation
  • Management of an unconscious casualty (child or adult)
  • CPR, including technique for children and an explanation of what AED is and how to use it
  • Choking
  • Shock
  • Bleeding
  • Fractures (ambulance imminent and non-imminent) and sprains
  • Head injuries
  • Dental incidents
  • Burns
  • Asthma
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Seizures
  • Diabetes
  • Sepsis / Meningitis

My professional qualification means I have a First Aid qualification.

The Scouts recognises that some professions by the nature of the job will have a first aid element; for example, Nurses, Midwives, Police Officers, Medical Practitioners, Members of HM Armed Forces, Ambulance Care – Assistants/Paramedics/Technicians, etc. to exempt these professions from undergoing more first aid training, they are required to provide evidence of an up-to-date qualification which should meet the criteria for what is considered our minimum standard (as listed above). With regards to ‘evidence’, this can be a certificate or an official letter confirming the necessary areas have been met.

E-learning conversion modules

Have you completed a 3-day First Aid at Work, 1-day Emergency First Aid at work or St John Schools FA (or similar) course?  If so, you can complete the relevant conversion course by following the links below:

 First Response Conversion – 3 day First Aid Work First Response Conversion for First Aid at Work (3 day) course. This First Aid module is designed to complete the additional topics required for the First Response, having completed the First Aid at Work (3 day) course. hampshire-scouts.thinkific.com
 First Response Conversion – 1 day Emergency First Aid Work First Response Conversion for Emergency First Aid at Work (1 day) course. This First Aid module is designed to complete the additional topics required for the First Response, having completed the Emergency First Aid at Work (1 day) course. hampshire-scouts.thinkific.com
 First Response Conversion – Child First Aid course First Response Conversion for Child First Aid Courses This First Aid module is designed to complete the additional topics required for the First Response, having completed the 2-day Child First Aid course, St John School’s First Aid or similar. hampshire-scouts.thinkific.com