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Leaders in guiding

Without our many Leaders, guiding in Derbyshire simply would not happen. Being a Leader is one of our most rewarding roles. You can work directly with girls, supporting them and helping them to grow into confident young people.

Becoming a leader

To become a Leader you need to gain your Leadership Qualification. You will need to be 18 years old. If you are a Young Leader aged 16, you can start working on the Leadership Qualification but will not become a Leader until you are 18.

During the Leadership Qualification, you work with the girls, gaining practical experience. You will learn a great deal, in particular about:

  • Your role in the programme

  • The Five Essentials - to support the development of girls

  • Running a unit

  • How to create a safe environment

Want to find out more?

If you are interested in becoming a leader, speak to your local unit leader or commissioners. Leadership trainees are assigned a mentor and typically take six months+ to gain the qualification.

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