Training Modules


There are 37 modules in the Scout Association’s adult training programme. This section contains learners’ resources for each section.

The downloadable module matrix below contains further information on the modules, along with their aims, topics and methods for learning.

Module Matrix (PDF)


01E: Essential Information for Executive Committee Members

01: Essential Information

02: Personal Learning Plan

03: Tools for the Role (Section Leaders)

04: Tools for the Role (Managers and Supporters)

05: The Fundamentals of Scouting

06: Changes in Scouting

07: Scouting for all

08: Skills of Leadership

09: Working with Adults

10: First Aid

11: Administration

12(A): Delivering a Quality Programme

12(B): Programme Planning

13: Growing the section

14: Supportng Young People

15: Promoting Positive Behaviour

16: Residential Experiences

17: Running Safe Activities

18: Practical Skills

19: International


21: Growing the Movement


23: Safety for Managers and Supporters

24: Managing Adults

25: Assessing Learning

26: Supporting Adults

27: Instructing Practical Skills

28: Facilitating

29: Presenting

30: Supporting Local Learning

33: Planning a Learning Provision

34. Managing a Learning Provision

35: Internal Moderation

36: Special Needs

37: Advising on Adult Appointments

38: Skills for Residential Experiences



Other modules

As well as the adult training scheme modules, there are a number of other training packages available to help volunteers in the roles they fulfil.

Appointment secretary training

Effective recruiter training

Mixed Scouting training

The Young Leaders’ Scheme

Ongoing safety training

Thinking differently about volunteering