Adult training has three mandatory training areas these are
Leaders, Managers and Supporters in Scouting must hold a current first aid qualification at all times. The minimum standard for this qualification is First Response, but higher levels of qualification are needed if delivering first aid training or leading certain kinds of adventurous activities. This provision will ensure a minimum standard of first aid knowledge and training across the Movement.
Professions with First Aid experience
The Scout Association does recognise that some professions by the nature of the job will have a first aid element; for example Nurses, Midwives, Police Officers, Medical Practitioners, Members of HM Armed Forces, Ambulance Care – Assistants/Paramedics/Technicians, etc. to exempt these profession from undergoing more first aid training, they are required to provide evidence of an up-to-date qualification which should meet the criteria for what is considered our minimum standard (as listed above). With regards to ‘evidence’, this can be a certificate or an official letter confirming the necessary areas have been met.
You already hold any FAW qualification
We can give thanks to Hampshire Scouts who offer an e-learning conversion course to cover those things not covered by FAW. Please follow the following links:-
First Response conversion for those who have already completed the 3 day First Aid at Work or 1 day Emergency First Aid at work.
The issues facing adult volunteers in keeping young people safe are changing all the time and it is essential that we provide up-to-date training.
It is a requirement for all adults in Scouting to have undertaken ‘approved safeguarding training’ at least every five years and this is monitored at the point of appointment review.
The training obligation may be met through two routes:
- Participating in a Safeguarding Awareness Training session run by the County, meeting the objectives and delivered by an approved trainer*.
- Participating in the online alternative (see below).
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.
Online training can be found below, after completing please forward your certification to a Training Manager.
Safety in Scouting
Outdoor activities, adventure and learning by doing continues to remain at the core of what Scouting excels in and young people seek.
We strongly believe that success lies in enhancing the culture of safety, such as an awareness of risk and responsibilities, and the skills to assess and manage those risks by adults and young people.
It is a requirement for all adults in Scouting to have undertaken ‘safety training’ at least every five years and this is monitored at the point of appointment review.
Online training can be found HERE, after completing please forward your certification to a Training Manager.