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Managers and Supporters Training

At the end of January 2017, a new training provision for Managers and Supporters in Scouting was introduced.

What does the scheme look like in practice?

The previous Manager/ Supporter modules have been replaced with more up to date resources, to better support our volunteers in these critical roles. The training scheme consists of:

Managers and Supporters Training

All Manager and Supporter appointments are required to complete the Manager and Supporter training scheme.

From the end of June 2017, all volunteers in Manager or Supporter roles must complete the validation criteria under the new Managers and Supporters Training in order to gain their Wood Badge. Modules completed under the previous training scheme for Managers and Supporters can be used to validate certain criteria as part of the new scheme (see FAQs below).

Resources for the Managers and Supporters Training

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

More information about the new training provision for Managers and Supporters, as well as guidance on the transition to the new scheme can be found in these country-specific Managers and Supporters Training FAQs:

Additional guidance about how the new training modules will be displayed on Compass can be found on the Compass Support website.

Support Webinars

There are a number of webinar recordings outlining the new Managers and Supporters Training and the launch of the new scheme.

Webinar for all roles

Webinar for Training Advisers for Managers and Supporters

External Recognition

The Scout Association’s Managers and Supporters Training has been recognised as a Development Programme with ILM). ILM recognition is the benchmark of high quality, bespoke in-house leadership and management training.

What does the new scheme look like in practice?
Learners holding a Manager or Supporter appointment can register for the Development Programme in order to receive external recognition of their hard work and expertise in completing their training. On completion of their programme, learners receive a certificate from ILM.

The Development Programme has no formal assessment requirement by the ILM, which means that there is no extra work for learners. The ILM recognises the quality of the programme content, aims, objectives and learning outcomes. This means that all the learners have to do is complete their Wood Badge in their role as a Manager or Supporter.

Find out more about the ILM Development Programme for the Managers and Supporters Training.

Updated: 20/01/2020


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