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Training Advisers

Training Advisers have an essential job in providing support to those undertaking training for their appointment in Scouting.

Training Adviser's Guide

The Training Adviser's Guide introduces the role and responsibilities of a training adviser and acts as a reference for key aspects of the role.

Training Advisers Guide (PDF)

Update pages

The following document contains the recent changes between the 2015 and 2016 editions of the Training Adviser's Guide. 

Key changes to the Training Adviser's Guide  

Becoming a Training Adviser

The processes and structures to follow to ensure that adults are getting the training support that they need.

Personal learning plans

Every learner will formulate a Personal Learning Plan (PLP) during one-to-one sessions with their training adviser.

Personal Learning Plan (Word doc)

Personal Learning Plan (PDF)

Questions for training advisers

Suggested questions that training advisers can ask learners to check their knowledge and understanding of the topics contained in the module advising on adult appointments

Module completion form

A form used to help maintain local training records.

Completion forms

Validation processes and guidelines

Whether or not the adult is using the skills learned to the required standard in practice is measured through a process called validation. Decisions can then be made as to how the adult might be managed or developed.


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