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Getting Started (To be completed within 5 months of appointment)

Getting Started is made up of four modules, which must be completed before your appointment becomes Full and is part of the appointments process for your role. 

Three on the modules will apply to your role and two are mandatory



·       Personal Learning Plan-(02)
·       Essential Information-(01)
·       Tools for the Role (Section Leaders)-(03)
·       Tools for the role (Managers and supporters)-(04)
·       General Data Protection Rules (GDPR) (mandatory) 
·       Safeguarding (mandatory)



Although there are suggestions about which modules may be best to complete first, these modules can be completed in any order, and are aimed at introducing you to your new role and giving you the basic information and skills needed to get started.

'Check Your Knowledge'

It is likely that you already have skills and knowledge gained outside of Scouting that can be used to meet some of your Scout training requirements. This means that for some modules, you may not need to do any extra learning, or may only have learning to do for certain topics.


The on-line Check Your Knowledge form will help you to look at what you already know and, with the help of your Training Adviser, decide what learning you need to complete for each module. The form has been designed to reflect the key learning objectives of each module. Your Training Adviser will use this, along with discussions with you, to create your Personal Learning Plan (PLP) and agree it with you.

The results from your 'Check Your Knowledge' form will be sent to your Training Advisor once completed. 

Personal Learning Plan Module 02 

To create a plan for an individual’s learning based on the requirements of the job and taking into account the individual’sneeds.

Essential Information 
Module 01

To provide all adults in Scouting with the essential information needed to get started in their role.

Tools for the Role 
Module 03

To provide the basic information on the individual’s role or area of responsibility and some practical help to get the individual started in the role.


To provide all adults in Scouting with an understanding of what the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) means for them, their Scout Group, District and County and how to effectively align with it.

e-learning can be found here

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