Preparing for your Scouting Adventure

Welcome to Central Notts Leader Training

Adult training is designed to support you as a volunteer to get the most out of your role and to support adults in Scouting, The adult training scheme provides a comprehensive programme of training to build on existing skills and knowledge and to develop new skills.

The training and development opportunities available vary according to your role. There are some modules that everyone has to complete, these are the Getting Started modules Modules 1, 2, 3 and GDPR. After that the training varies, but for most of you it will be modules 5 to 19, which are for a scout leader appointment. Manager and Supporter roles require Module 4 and then the LSM modules which involves independent learning and upto 4 days of training for 3 separate courses. All courses can be booked through the Nottinghamshire County Scout Training site.

How the Adult training scheme works

The Scouting Adult training scheme is made up of 38 modules that cover the development areas required to be a leader in Scouting. It is a national scheme so any training completed is recognised across the country. There are 2 main parts to each of these modules: Learning and Validation.

What happens next ?

Once you have successfully completed all the relevant learning and validation you will be awarded your wood badge for your role. As this is a national scheme these are recognised across the country.

Mandatory Ongoing Learning

All leaders need to keep the following up to date to ensure we keep the young people safe and know what to do in case of an incident.

  • Safety: renewal every 3 years

  • Safeguarding: renewal every 3 years

  • First Aid: minimum first response, renewal every 3 years

Safety and Safeguarding Training

All adults (with the exception of Occasional Helpers) when restarting back to face to face Scouting must have up to date Safety and Safeguarding training. If you don't have these you can complete and validate the training online by following the links below:



First Response

First Response Training is required to be completed by all leaders. During the pandemic we have been unable to deliver any first aid training so yours may be out of date or as a new leader you may not have been able to complete it yet. There will be a 6 month grace period for first aid certificates that have expired during the pandemic – this will start from when we enter the “green” level of readiness.

First response training in Nottinghamshire is adopting a blended approach to the training which is made up of 3 parts:


Theory 1

Delivered online with a series of videos and presentations and takes approximately 2.5 hours which you can do in your own time at your own speed and in smaller sessions to suit your personal circumstances.

Theory 2

This stage will be delivered by a virtual session approximately 2.5 hours

Validation/Practical Session

This session will take approximately 20 mins, and will be delivered across the county within Districts, and will cover the practical side of your First Aid training.

Theory 2 and validation sessions will be available after Easter. Before you can attend the second and third sessions, you need to have successfully completed the online session (Theory 1).

Links to the theory sessions will be sent directly to you or you can find the link on