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

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 Development Programme

Leadership Co-ordinator: Janet Coninx

Residential Qualification

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.

1st Response

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

These are held to support you in achieving your leadership qualification, they are held virtually and around the county. 

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) 

Residential Training

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

Training Enquiry?

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.