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We are here to offer you the best training experience during your Scouting career and we have a dedicated team available to help you deliver the best possible experience for the Scouts in your care, whatever their age... and that includes you too!

For on-line learning modules, there is some accessibility advice at the following link to information provided by HQ about the different tools and options available to you - see

The Training Team are now using the 'BookWhen' system for their courses - the link is : Suffolk Scouts Training Courses.
Some specific courses may be highlighted below for information.

The Training Team can be contacted via their main contact page here - Training Team.

Latest Training News

The Training Team have put together a programme of training opportunities that will take place in various ways. Below are the opportunities available, along with links to book places. Please circulate widely. 

Skills for Residential Experiences (Module 38)

Bookings are now open for two ‘Skills for Residential Experiences’ courses (Module 38). These provide the foundation skills and learning needed to go on to apply for a permit to lead Nights Away activities.

21 & 22 May 2022, Herringfleet campsite, Lowestoft - preceded by a 7.00pm Zoom session on 29 April.

24 & 25 September 2022, Mildenhall Scout H - preceded by a 7.00pm Zoom session on 8 September .


National Small-bore Rifle Association Youth Proficiency Scheme Air Rifle Tutor qualification - weekend courses in Suffolk in 2022.

This qualification will enable adult leaders or section assistants with a 'Full' appointment on Compass to lead small-bore air rifle shooting. Shooting activities are not covered by the Scout Adventurous Activity Permit Scheme; this is one of the qualifications approved by the Scout Association to lead air rifle shooting.

The cost for the two-day course is £100 per person. This covers the NSRA tutor fees and venue costs. Payment details in booking links.

9th & 10th April, Ipswich area:

7th & 8th May, Mildenhall: 


Archery Permit Training and Assessment Weekend

You need to hold a 'Full' appointment on Compass to attend this course. Please read booking instructions carefully, including the need to confirm your place by paying the course fee within 10 days of booking

25th & 26th June 2022:     4th Lowestoft HQ.


Managers and Supporters Skills Courses

These courses are run in the East of England Region by the Regional Team using County resources on a rotational basis.  Please note that you can attend any course across the Region, it doesn't have to be just in Suffolk!

Please check on the booking link below for latest information. 

The East of England Region use one booking system for Managers and Supporters - use this link to book on courses and check for updates. 


Compliance Training Courses

Almost all volunteers in Scouts need to complete some form of training and these days a lot is available on-line to complete at your convenience. You can check the Appointments: Table 2 document which lists all roles and their training requirements to see if you are required to complete it. 

In order to meet the training requirements laid down in POR. the Mandatory Training courses are shown below and usually need to be completed within 5 months of the appointment. Safety & Safeguarding along with First Aid need to be kept up to date every 3 years - reminders come from HQ or your local training team.

On-line courses are not suitable for everyone and so some other arrangements can be made. Please contact your Local Training Manager for more information.

Essential Information Training (Module 1)

Essential Information is great training for all adults involved in Scouts as it provides information on Scouts history, our fundamentals such as the Promise and Law, how to keep everyone safe and more about our structure and how Scouts are inclusive. 

It’s independent learning, so you don’t have to attend a course to complete it.   

Link for Essential Information Training 


GDPR Training

With the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations, HQ have developed a new e-learning module that is compulsory for all adults to complete. It only requires completing once.

If you are a new leader or Executive Committee member, this is now part of your Getting Started training which must be completed within 5 months of your appointment.

Once the e-learning has been completed, please show the certificate to your Training Adviser or send a copy to your Local Training Manager so your Compass profile can be updated accordingly.  The e-learning can be found by clicking this link.

Safety Training 

This needs to be completed within 5 months of the appointment or after 3 years to keep it up-to-date (where required).  Click here to go to the online training introduction page (updated Sep-2020). Please remember to print off/save the certificate on completion for your records and to show/send to your training manager.

Safeguarding Training

The on-line training is an alternative to a face-to-face course and is required to be completed within 5 months of the appointment or after 3 years to keep it up-to-date (where required). Click here to view the introduction and start the training. Print off the certificate on completion for your records and show/send to your training manager. 

Trustee Induction

Elements of this training were included as part of Essential Information (Module 1EX for Executive Committee members) but this has now been updated and expanded as a separate training module and is recorded separately on Compass. It only has to be completed once. ALL Executive members should complete this regardless of the previous training completed. Roles requiring this should complete the e-learning course here - Trustee Induction - and print off/send the certificate when completed to show/send to your training manager.

First Aid / First Response - Module 10A & 10B

Available to anyone wishing to complete this module for the first time or as a renewal. Renewals should, preferably, be completed before the current certificate expires to ensure continuous cover.

A link to understand how it's working currently  - First Aid Training explained 

First Aid training is organised by the Local Training Manager (LTM) in your Districts when there is enough demand. Please contact your LTM to find out when your next course is. 

From May 2021, you may be able to join the on-line training provided a National Team. Information should be available about this on the link below or your LTM.

There is some on-line reference material from HQ regarding First Aid at First Aid Training , though please discuss options with your line manager/LTM after reviewing this