Training Opportunities

We have identified a number of trainings that will be provided including section programmes, first response, outdoor training, County Day and much, much more!

Evening and half day trainings will cost £5 per person and day trainings £10 per person, these fees are to be paid on the day and anyone who has booked on and doesn’t turn up will be invoiced for the cost of the training (and costs to cover postage etc.).

First Response courses cost £20 per person (this will include the book) and £10 per person for an evening or half day refresher course.

Go!, Join us, DBS and New Leader sessions are free of charge.


Girlguiding have some new e-learning programmes about the role of a section leader, these are a nice little resource for new leaders or as a refresher for more experienced leaders. These are available in the learning and development area of the Girlguiding website. The subjects include: Being a Leader, Section programmes, A Safe Space, New Programme and the role of a mentor.

First Response

Throughout the year we will be holding first response trainings across the county, these cover the basic first response syllabus which will be covered on the course. A refresher course is available for those who have previsouly completed the full course. Don’t forget that all units must have someone with at least First Response and it is also part of the Going Away With Scheme.

Upcoming First Response Training:

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If you need a first response course please email giving details of your Division and if it’s a full course or refresher you need.

A Safe Space

Safe Space is Girlguiding’s safeguarding training, providing leaders with the knowledge and skills to keep Guiding safe for all our members. This training includes fire and risk assessment and management, taking girls away from the meeting place (the basics), recognising and dealing with abuse and social issues such as bullying.  This is mandatory for all leaders by the end of 2020

Upcoming Safe Space Training:  


New Leader Sessions

We hold sessions for those working on their Adult Leadership Qualification to come along to, providing some conent based on the learning required for the ALQ and also gives an opportunity to get elements signed off and hand your evidence in for varification.  For further info contact

Join us and Go! 

These sessions are a great way of refreshing your skills and knowledge of Join us and Go! whilst also being supported by members of the county team at this vital time to update your records before the census deadline.

New Programme Trainings


Travelling Abroad Training

We recently held the first of our travelling abroad trainings, this was the discovering international guiding module. Following on from this we are planning to deliver the ‘travelling abroad – made easy’ sessions later in the year, if you are interested in these please email the international adviser on

International Opportunities 


Outdoor Training


Passing on your skills and knowledge

In Guiding we are great at developing the skills and abilities of others around us, girls, young leaders, new leaders but often forget to continue to develop our own skills. Well one way of developing your skills at the same time as being able to pass them on to others within Guiding is to become a trainer. It’s not as hard as you may think, simply register, get assigned a mentor and work through the training scheme with them. You’ll be guided and supported through the process, learning the skills of planning, delivering and evaluating learning experiences. The scheme will allow for any skills you already have to be accredited, so if you think this challenge is for you please get in touch as we need you to expand our training team within the county!!!!