On-going Learning

All adults holding appointments for which a Wood Badge is required must participate in an average of at least five hours on-going learning each year. This is to ensure they continue to acquire new skills and keep up to date with new trends and policies. On-going learning must be at least five hours per year, calculated over the length of the appointment. Therefore if an adult went on a week-long residential course, for example, this could be counted as the on-going learning for the whole period of the appointment.

Examples of on-going learning could include:

  • a Scout Leader taking a web design course and then creating and maintaining a Group website
  • an Assistant Beaver Scout Leader gaining a basic food hygiene certificate before catering for a Beaver Scout sleepover
  • a District Commissioner attending a County recruitment workshop
  • an adult attending some form of cultural or additional needs awareness training
  • an Assistant Cub Scout Leader planning their first camp alongside a more experienced leader
  • any of the supplementary modules, for example Module 36: Special Needs or Module 29: Presenting

Mandatory on-going learning

  • Safeguarding Training
  • Safety Training
  • First Aid certificate

Skills for residential experience (MODULE 38)

This module aims to enable adults to acquire the appropriate skills to plan and run successful residential experiences for the young people in their section.

Topics covered:

  • Administration
  • Venue
  • Programme planning
  • Staffing
  • Catering
  • Fire
  • Health and safety
  • Equipment and practical skills


  • Currently no dates available

All courses are at Waddecar Scout Camp.  Due to the nature of the course your accommodation will be your own tent unless you opt to travel each day. The course is £25.00.

County Course Application Form

External Recognition

Level 2 Certificate in Providing Voluntary Youth Services in The Scout Association (QCF)

Institute of Training and Occupational Learning (ITOL)

Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)

Personal development guides