Training is an essential part of your Leadership journey. We have a fantastic team of volunteer trainers and look forward to welcoming you to one of our sessions: brush up your skills; learn something new; join the conversation, expand your network; make new friends and have fun!
Please browse the training carousel below to find your required training session
Are you a DC who struggles to set up a new leader in training on Go? Would you like help through the process? Are you a leader with a leader
This First Response Course includes all 3 modules and the practical session Please complete the 15 minute e-learning before you attend, link below: https://training.girlguiding.org.uk/first-response
This practical session is for leaders that have already completed the virtual modules and the Girlguiding e-learning session, link below: https://training.girlguiding.org.uk/first-response
*Updated with more information* Would you like to spend time outdoor with your units? Are you returning to face to face guiding and would like some ideas for your meetings?
Do you wish to find out how to take your Rainbows, Brownies, Guides or Rangers on a residential adventure (camp or indoor)? Do you want to complete a Residential, Catering
At the session we’ll cover: 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
Did you attend the face to face residential training in 2019, 2020 or online in 2021 but not managed to take your unit away to complete your going away with
Are you a Leader In Training who hasn’t completed any programme training online? Would you like to get that section signed off? Would you like to find out more about
A Virtual First Response Course running on Zoom over 3 evenings. You need to complete all 3 sessions and a practical module to be booked separately. 6,13 & 20 September
A Safe Space, Level 3 – Recognising, telling and taking action This is a face to face training at Warlingham Guide Barn, 183 Westhall Rd, Warlingham CR6 9HL. At the
A virtual First Response course running on zoom over 3 evenings. You need to attend all 3 sessions and a practical face to face module to be booked separately 15th,
A Safe Space, Level 3 – Recognising, telling and taking action This is a face to face training at Fetcham Guide HQ. At the session we’ll cover: What to do
Can’t find what you are looking for?
Our training co-ordinators are happy to answer your queries
Or for general enquiries and suggestions:
First Response Courses
First Response Co-ordinator: Angela Hammond
A Safe Space Training
Safe Space Co-ordinator: Lorna Smith
Leadership Co-ordinator: Janet Coninx
Residential & Outdoor Advisor: Jane Luff
Surrey East Training – what we offer
County Training Days
Usually held once a year, the date will be advertised as soon as possible. Roughly two months beforehand details and booking form will be added to the events calendar and appear here. Various sessions are included for all section leaders covering programme, fun activities, and skills. Suggestions for topics of training welcome.
County Evening Trainings
Throughout the year evening training session are held, which usually consist of section training for leaders-in-training (programme training). Occasionally other sessions are included depending on demand.
A Safe Space
Please check the national website here, to see what level of safe space you need for your role.
Levels 1 and 2 are elearning online modules available on the national website. Levels 3 and 4 are held virtually or face to face at different venues around the county.
One leader in each unit must hold a first aid qualification. If you think an existing qualification will cover you for Girlguiding, please email the 1st Response Co-ordinator for advice
The course lasts 6 hours and is held on a day at the weekend or virtually over three evenings. This must be updated every three years.
Mentoring sessions for Leaders in Training
Air and Share Sessions
Air and share sessions are held monthly, virtually for an hour and offer an informal session to find out about a range of areas with in Girlguiding.
Sessions include topics such as: Getting ready for September (emergency files, updating go, registers etc); Finance (a look at gift aid and the Girlguiding accounts package); Preparing for annual Subscriptions (updating go, explaining annual subscriptions to parents and finances); Go and the Girlguiding website (a look at what else is on GO and the national website)
This training is for Leaders wanting to take their girls away for the first time. These sessions are usually run once a year and explain the Going Away with Scheme and what’s involved. Sessions are usually run in the spring.
Special one-off skills Training
These are held periodically as need arises. For example, these might cover mini bus training, crafts, music, drama, etc.
If you have a suggestion, send us your ideas using the contact form
Online training courses let you develop new skills at a time and place that suits you
Access all of Girlguiding’s online training here
Contact the County training team with your question
You can also use this form to suggest any trainings we aren’t currently offering but you would like to see offered or to ask a specific question about training.