Whilst everyone is always encouraged to maintain their qualifications, the certificate must be valid at the time of issue of the Wood Badge and for appointment renewal.
Oxfordshire Scouts run regular safeguarding workshops to ensure our volunteers are aware of The Scout Association’s Child Protection Policy “Young People First” and their role in implementing it.
Given the nature of safeguarding, best practice is to attend a face to face training course. However, it is recognised that there may be circumstances where face to face training is difficult to access, so the online alternative has been provided to ensure flexibility and accessibility for those who need it.Complete Safeguarding Training Now
First Response Course. This 6-hour course will provide the minimum standard of First Aid knowledge required, and validation of training module 10 for those people working towards the Wood Badge. The certificate is valid for a maximum of 3 years. Qualifications gained outside Scouting are also accepted and can be used for module 10 validation See details of equivalents here.
Below you will find an explanation of the First Aid training and that it requires three elements to be completed. However, if you do it before December 31st, you need only complete the Online E learning element now and the practical element at a later stage. After December 31st You will automatically be required to complete all three elements.
Once you have completed the E learning, Hampshire Scouts, who are hosting it, will let us know and we will issue a you a certificate.
First Response Training
As we all know First Response training, along with so many things, has been severely disrupted by Covid-19. There has been regular guidance from The Scout Association on first Aid and returning to face to face Scouting, but less about how we obtain and renew our First Aid Training.
We have teamed up with Hampshire Scouts to offer a three-element training process for First Response training. It involves completing theory work online, which can be done now, and a practical element which we complete once we return to face to face training.
- Online E learning (click to start E-learning), Individual learning completed at a convenient time.
- Online First Aid Course (click to book), a scheduled online seminar run by Frist Aid trainers
- Face to face practical – demonstrating the we understand CPR and the recovery position.
For our First Aid training to be updated on Compass, all three elements of the training will need to be completed. Clearly, we are not in a position to offer the practical element (which will be delivered within the County) and The Scout Association understands this. Do bear in mind that we have six months from the point that we go into Green status to complete or renew our First Aid training.
Face to Face Scouting and First Aid
Completing the theory parts of First Aid training now will put you in the best position to support young people when we are again able to offer face to face meetings. However, please remember that decisions about authorising face to face activities and those that lead will always be made locally.
It is the policy of The Scout Association to provide Scouting in a safe manner without risk to health, so far as is reasonably practical.
The Association believes that this responsibility ranks equally with the other responsibilities incumbent upon those providing Scouting activities and functions.
Safety is part of the mandatory training we undertake every 5 years. The course for this module is an online learning course.Complete Safety Course Now
GDPR Training is a mandatory module for all appointments. It covers the basic information that individual’s need to know in relation to the General Data Protection Regulations, what this means for their role and for Scouting and how to effectively align with it. Topics covered:
- Personal Data
- Individuals’ rights
- Accountability & Governance
Remember to send in your External or online completion certificates into the County Administrator to validate your competition and for your Compass record to be updated.