Your training is supplied by the County who fund it centrally, so there is no cost to you for your training.
Courses can be booked online through https://oxonscouting.org.uk/. If you need help with this you can contact your Local Training Manager (LTM), they are listed on the website.
There are three modules (1, 2 and 3) that make up what is known as Getting Started. They need to be completed within 5 months of appointment.
The best thing is to book onto a Personal Learning Plan (PLP) evening (module 2) which explains all that you need to know about training and puts you in the a great position to get the best from your training and your Scouting
If you are attending a course, you will not be required to bring anything with you.
We train in a relaxed atmosphere, with experienced trainers who want you to get the best from the experience and to be able to use it to give even better Scouting to young people.
When you change roles in Scouting, whether that be from one section to another or from a Sectional role to a Manager and Supporter role (or vice versa), you are required to compare the requirements of the role with your existing knowledge. This helps you to identify any gaps in your knowledge and ensures that you are up to date with any changes that may have taken place since you trained previously.
Training is the way in which we gain skills and knowledge, validation is the means by which we show that we can put our skills and knowledge into practice.
When you are ready to validate a module a Training Advisors (TAs) is the person that will work with you through the process.
Section Leaders and Managers & Supporters are required to have different skills to undertake their role and therefore the training is different.
If you speak to your LTM, your TA or the County Training Manager (CTM) they will be able to offer you advice on ways of accessing learning.