Resources for delivering programme training

Everything you need as a trainer to help other volunteers learn about the Girlguiding programme

Help volunteers understand our programme so they can give girls the best guiding experience

Our programme is at the heart of all we do, so it's vital our leaders understand the core principles behind it. Through training our volunteers, you can help to ensure all girls get the same high-quality guiding.

We’ve updated all relevant programme training resources to include the launch of Bronze and Silver awards for each section in January 2020.

Delivering training on the programme

We’ve created a suite of resources to help you organise and deliver programme training. The resources are designed to be pick-up-and-edit so you can adapt them to volunteer needs and the time available. That way you can spend more time supporting leaders and less time on planning.

We want to make sure that all volunteers can access training on the programme no matter where they live, their access needs and the free time they have available. So volunteers can also complete training via webinar or e-learning.

Training resources

To help you deliver your trainings, make sure you check out:

The list of programme training resources below shows all the updates made in November 2019 and January 2020 to include the addition of Bronze and Silver awards for all sections.

If you have any questions about  delivering training that includes the Bronze and Silver awards please contact us on [email protected]

Updated January 2020 

Awards handout PDF – all pages

Updated November 2019 

  • Programme overview slides - slide 7, slide 14
  • Programme overview training plan - page 2, page 13
  • Programme overview handout - page 1
  • Awards slides – slide 3, slide 5, slide 11
  • Awards training plan – page 2, page 5, page 9, page 19
  • Awards handout - all pages
  • Using handbooks and badge/record books slides - slide 11

 

Programme planning

Slides - slide 5

Training plan – page 16

Delivering training on the programme

We’ve created a suite of resources to help you organise and deliver programme training. The resources are designed to be pick-up-and-edit so you can adapt them to volunteer needs and the time available. That way you can spend more time supporting leaders and less time on planning.

We want to make sure that all volunteers can access training on the programme no matter where they live, their access needs and the free time they have available. So volunteers can also complete training via webinar or e-learning.

Training resources

To help you deliver your trainings, make sure you check out:

 

Supporting programme change

To help you support programme change, we have developed the following resources:

More resources

We have a host of online resources to help you further develop your knowledge of our programme, and gather ideas and inspiration for your training.

  • The Girlguiding programme - Download and share our Guidance Notes for Leaders documents for a comprehensive overview of how to run our programme.
  • Planning your programme - From involving girls in decision-making, to integrating the Promise and Law into activities, this includes lots of practical tips you can share with participants.
  • The Five Essentials - This will help you explain how our programme links to these key elements of guiding.
  • Guidance for activities - Ensure participants understand the importance of risk assessment, working with qualified instructors, and what to do if there's an accident.
  • Activity finder - Find exciting activities to share in your sessions, and give participants great ideas for how to implement The Five Essentials.
  • Out and About Trainers' Toolkit (PDF) - Ensure leaders are equipped to take girls on exciting adventures outside of the meeting place. Our toolkit includes aims, objectives, a sample session plan and suggested activities.
  • Young Leader Qualification Trainers' Notes (PDF) - Answers key questions about our Young Leader Qualification, and gives guidance on how to train those supporting young leaders.