In Hampshire West, we have created a procedure so that everyone involved in your journey to becoming a leader knows what is required and expected of them.
If you have any queries please contact our Leadership Qualification Coordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org
You have registered your interest on Join Us/GO
Local Commissioner /DBS Verifier completes Join Us and recruitment checks, and ascertains the role you would like to have. (All volunteers need reference checks.)
You are contacted by Local Commissioner who gives you the ‘Welcome to Girlguiding in Hampshire West’ leaflet and a welcome to local guiding.
Local Commissioner provides you with a Leadership Qualification pack
Mentor arranges to meet with you
You work on LQ including:
You have regular meetings with mentor to discuss progress and give support, and visits you in your unit.
Mentor checks your progress
LQ Coordinator issues the badge to you (via Mentor or Local Commissioner if she doesn’t see you in person)
Local Commissioner presents you with your certificate and changes your role on GO
You will find lots of information about the Leadership Qualification at https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/making-guiding-happen/learning-and-development/leadership-skills/leadership-qualification/
Please visit our events booking page on to apply for our County trainings but you’ll also find trainings available on the Region events booking page too at https://www.girlguidingsouthwestevents.co.uk/ and when you log in to GO under Learning Opportunities
We wish you every success as you work on your Leadership Qualification
1. Districts and Divisions are responsible for establishing local systems of support for Leaders in Training including the appointing of Mentors. The County Leadership Coordinator will provide trainings for new Mentors. If no Mentors are available then Leader in Training can be supported by her Unit Leader and attend the monthly Mentor Clinics held at Chandlers Ford Guide Shop where she will be able to meet with a Mentor.
2. Districts and Divisions are responsible for funding the Leadership Qualfication workbooks for Leaders in Training. The County will fund workbooks for Mentors.
3. At the first meeting the Leaders in Training should be introduced to the Girlguiding Leadership Qualification workbook. The link between this and the ‘Getting Started’ booklet should be made clear to the Leader in Training so that she can choose her preferred method of recording her progress.
4. Completed workbooks or Getting Started booklet along with supporting evidence can also be taken to the Mentor Clinics where it can be verified and returned while you wait.