Why not attend our training workshops and expand your knowledge and learn something new? You can use our booking system to book onto our training workshops and with automatic email and text reminders, you will never miss your course and be able to learn new things at the touch of a button or two.
A Safe Space Level 1 & 2
If you have not yet completed A Safe Space Level 1 & 2 training, why not visit the Girlguiding website and do the e-learning.
Level 1 takes about 20 minutes:
Level 2 is 20 to 25 minutes:
Safe Space Level 3:
Safe Space Level 4:
Accounts with Zoe
Thursday 4 February 2021, 7pm
Webinar Training available on GO via Learning Opportunities
There is a good selection of training provided by Girlguiding – I have listed them below and Anne, from Girlguiding Gloucestershire, has created a video to show volunteers how to access the Webinars. It’s available on their You Tube channel https://youtu.be/Eu00D06bGtE
A Safe Space Level 3 You must be 18+ to take part in this session. A 3 hour live session on Zoom to complete your A Safe Space Level 3. You’ll learn about: What to do if someone tells you about a concern, allegation or disclosure How to recognise there is a concern How you can support and help someone tell their story safely How to take action and with whom Where to get help
Programme Overview This session is to give an overview of the programme for new leaders and anyone involved in unit activities and/or have regular unit contact (e.g. parents, young leaders etc) who want a top-level understanding of the programme.
Programme awards, badges and books This session will introduce new leaders, and anyone involved in regular unit activities (e.g. parents, young leaders etc) to introduce the various programme awards, interest and anniversary badges and explain how they are achieved; and how girls use the badge/record books to record their progress in the Girlguiding programme.
Unit meeting activities and skills builders This session will introduce new leaders, and anyone involved in regular unit activities (e.g. parents, young leaders etc) to unit meeting activities and skills builder and to explain how they are achieved.
The programme in practice This session is aimed for the unit leadership team primarily to share good practice and practical advice for making necessary adjustments to the programme delivery to help girls fulfil their potential.
Getting started with … holding unit meetings online (all sections) This session will provide guidance and support to run effective unit meetings in an online environment
Getting started with … tools for remote meetings This session will provide guidance and support on the selection and use of online meeting tools
More hints and tips for successful Rainbow meetings online This session will provide specific guidance and support to help Rainbow leaders run effective unit meetings in an online environment.
More hints and tips for successful Brownie meetings online This session will provide specific guidance and support to help Brownie leaders run effective unit meetings in an online environment.
Beyond Scavenger Hunts - more online activities (Rainbows & Brownies) A zoom meeting where leaders from across the organisation will show case more ideas on online activities (Rainbows and Brownies).
Beyond Scavenger Hunts - virtual residentials (Rainbows & Brownies) A zoom meeting where leaders from across the organisation will show case ideas for virtual residentials (Rainbows and Brownies).
More hints and tips for successful Guide meetings online This session will provide specific guidance and support to help Guide leaders run effective unit meetings in an online environment.
Beyond Scavenger Hunts - more online activities (Guides & Rangers) A zoom meeting where leaders from across the organisation will show case more ideas on online activities (Guides and Rangers).
Beyond Scavenger Hunts - virtual residentials (Guides & Rangers) A zoom meeting where leaders from across the organisation will show case ideas for virtual residentials (Guides and Rangers).
Introduction to managing unit accounts This session is for anyone looking after unit accounts. We're specifically looking at the national accounts pack, but the principles and skills are transferable to all methodologies of recording accounts. We'll look at budgeting, maintaining good records and the requirements of managing unit accounts during the session.
Doing our Best - Recognising and Celebrating quality in your unit This session will aim to increase your knowledge and understanding of the Doing Our Best standards and being able to recognise your achievements within the unit.
Growth: Recruiting Adults This session will provide participants with ideas and methods for recruiting more adult volunteers into Girlguiding
Mentoring This session will give you some of the skills and knowledge that are needed as a mentor. This is aimed at leaders who are thinking of becoming a mentor or wanting to refresh on the mentoring process.
Risky Business for Commissioners This session will help commissioners with what to look for when reviewing risk assessments.
Doing Our Best for commissioners - recognising and celebrating quality in units This session will aim to increase your knowledge and understanding of the Doing Our Best standards and to feel comfortable using them with units in your commissioner role.
Trainings can be found at https://www.girlguidingsouthwestevents.co.uk/
RENEW - A Safe Space Level 3 Training:
There are trainings in January but these are for leaders who have already completed their A Safe Space Level 3 and need to renew:
Girlguiding have updated its website and more information on how the new 6 hour course will now look can be found here https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/making-guiding-happen/learning-and-development/first-aid-training/1st-response-training/
Changes to 1st Response Training
Girlguiding has been working with The Scout Association to bring our 1st Response training in line with other youth organisations and as of 1st November 2020, there will no longer be a two-hour refresher course.
Key details of the new model:
Guidance around acceptable external First Aid qualifications and trainer requirements will also be updated to provide much more clarity.
Youth Mental Health First Aid training
There is now fully funded Youth Mental Health First Aid training available so if there are volunteers interested in doing the course, I will look into organising a course.
Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18. They will teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and stop a mental health issue from getting worse.
Become a Youth Mental Health First Aider – These are two full days of training and you will become qualified in youth mental health first aid
Become a Youth Mental Health Champion – This is one full day of training
Become Youth Mental Health Aware – This is a three-hour awareness course
Provisional dates for your diary 2021
If you have any questions with regards any aspect of training, please contact me.
Chair of Adult Support
Commissioner Mentor & Training Clinics
Support Group Meetings: an opportunity for Commissioners and Division Section Leaders to share any problems or issues, as well as things that have gone well, and some focused training.
Trainings: an opportunity to participate in a rolling programme of training.
Please contact Adult Support Chairman
Training applications: GGHWtraining@gmail.com
Monday 23rd November 2020 from 8pm - 9.15pm
‘De-mystifying Risk Assessment’:
Are you struggling to support leaders with risk assessment? This session will focus on the role that risk assessment plays in Guiding. We'll practice assessing common risks and consider what commissioners and section leaders need to look out for when signing off risk assessments produced by others.
Session Leaders: Angela Milln and Judith Houghton
If you wish to join this training session please email Jane Tudor at:
Other Training sessions are being planned over in the near future to include areas – including finance, safe space, recruiting more leaders and quality guiding
January: County Commissioners Conference
Going Away With Scheme
Are you interested in working for a residential qualification? Would you like to take your girls away in the summer? Then now is the time to start planning. The process is very straight forward - have a look at the Outdoor page on our Hampshire West Portal.