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The District Training Team

The County’s Local Training Manager for Southend Estuary Valerie Holman. The training is County Based so you will need to register and book training through the Essex County Training Pages, being county-based you can go to any Training in Essex free of charge (there is a charge if you book and don’t attend without advising Trainer running your course)    

The District Training Advisors

A key role in the adult training programme is that of the Training Advisor.   A Training Advisor (TA) supports up to a maximum of four people going through their training (although in practise it is likely to be one person at a time). The role is carried out in addition to normal Scouting commitments, with the appointment added to their appointments card.

Validation Clinic

To allow adults in scouting to validate their training in a relaxed setting over a cuppa and biscuits, take a look in the calendar to find the next date. Please email Jim your intention to attend email address in the calendar with the date of the next Validation. The training optional you may not need it, validation is essential to gain your woodbadge.

Training Advisor are still avable to validate out side of the Validation Clinic email Jim if you would like a Training Advisor to meet with you.

Support & Resources

 Member Resources Training for adults The training for adults pages at

 Menbers Training Resources  Modules for adult training programme some with eLearning available.


All adults in Scouting who are subject to an appointment review are required to complete approved safety and safeguarding training at least every five years (POR Appointments 5.d).

Ongoing training is available from County/Area/Region training teams or as an online alternative.

 Info on Safeguarding Awareness training or Click here to enter ‘Safeguarding Awareness online training’

 Info on Ongoing Safety Training: e-learning or Start the safety ongoing training e-learning

Learning may be optional but validation is essential to get your wood badge.