The training team are led by a County Training Co-ordinator who meet together three or four times a year to discuss new initiatives, plan county trainings and help and support each other. The trainers respond to requests from commissioners to provide trainings for leaders. These trainings can be about many things including camping or first response, gift aid, rainbows, brownies, guides, senior section or commissioner and mentor training. We sometimes train in teams or pairs. Travel expenses and the cost of materials used are paid so no one should be out of pocket if they do a training. People work at their own pace to attain a trainer's licence that is renewable every three years.
A Trainer’s role is to plan and deliver learning to volunteer Leaders. In this way they help make sure girls and young women get the best possible guiding programme experience.
You can train adult volunteers in areas of your expertise, including your programme section, Girlguiding priorities, soft skills and other specialist skills.
Trainers need to be aware of recent and relevant Girlguiding publications and keep up to date with policy matters and changes in methods.
If you like sharing knowledge and want to develop your planning and presentation skills becoming a Trainer could be the role for you.
Becoming a Trainer
All Trainers take the Girlguiding Trainer Qualification and learn on the job with the help and support of their Tutor.
If you are interested in becoming a Trainer the application for the Trainer Qualification can be found alongside the modules on Girguiding UK Website