A new way to learn
Our volunteer learning platform is here.
You can use the platform to track your learning and see what training is available, all in one space.
Look out for a welcome email inviting you to log in and explore from 17 January onwards.
We’re going to be sending these in batches over two weeks – so not everyone will get their invitation at the same time. But you don't need the welcome email to access the platform, everyone can use the platform from now.
What does the platform do?
We’re excited to show you what we’ve been working on! This platform will keep growing and become a one-stop shop for all your Girlguiding training. But we’ve started small, with just some of our learning options, so we can hear what you think and make sure we’re creating the right content and tools for you.
Once you've set up your account, you’ll be able to find:
- All the Girlguiding e-learning
- All the webinars organised by HQ
You won’t need to search GO or our website for these anymore – they'll all be listed in the course catalogue. You can enrol in webinars and complete e-learning all from within the platform.
We will move all courses and trainings onto the platform, so stay tuned for updates as we keep on working behind the scenes. For now, you will need to keep using GO and the website for:
- Locally run training and webinars
- 1st Response
- Leader, young leader and trainer qualifications
- Going Away With, catering and other outdoor schemes
On your learning dashboard, you’ll be able to see the learning you’ve done and the courses that you need to renew. Best of all - when you complete a course, it will automatically be recorded on GO as well. So, you can be confident that all your information is up-to-date across the different systems.
And if you’re a trainer yourself, you’ll now be able to find all the resources for your sessions in the trainer resource area of the platform.
We think you’ll find the platform intuitive and easy to use. And there are help videos on the platform to show you how to do the key things you’ll need. If you need a bit of extra help, or want to feel more confident using the platform, then you can join one of our Zoom webinars. They cover the basics of how to use the platform. Choose the date that works for you and book your place:
- Friday 28 January at 1pm – register your place
- Monday 31 January at 8pm – register your place
- Wednesday 9 February at 8pm - register your place
What can I expect in the future?
We’ve set our sights on adding all the training sessions that are run locally, in your countries and regions, to the platform. You’ll be able to find and book a place on in-person sessions and webinars near you. Meaning you’ll have even more choice in how, when and where you do your learning.
More courses will be moved onto the platform as well. 1st Response training, the Leadership qualification, the Trainer qualification, Going Away With and all outdoors schemes will all be able to be found, completed and recorded there.
For now, you can use GO to find and book locally run sessions and complete our qualifications, first aid training and outdoor schemes in the usual way.
Tell us what you think
This is all brand new for Girlguiding, so we’re doing things gradually – launching a first version now and then adding more through the year. This is important because we want to listen to your feedback and test out what works, so that together we can build something that works brilliantly.
If you want to let us know your experience of the new platform and how you’re finding it, look out for the feedback form once you’ve logged in.
If you’re having technical problems, can’t get the platform to work or just can’t log in, contact [email protected] for help.