Learning and Development

Welcome to our learning and development page for Girlguiding Somerset volunteers. The learning and development team coordinate a range of different training events – including short evening sessions; day sessions; and residential training weekends on behalf of the County. We have a small team of Girlguiding qualified trainers here in Somerset; but we are delighted to invite other trainers and facilitators from Girlguiding and beyond to help deliver the sessions.

If you have a learning and development question, or if you have a suggestion for future sessions, please contact us using the form at the bottom of the page.

Would you like to give the girls in your unit the chance to experience a residential event through Girlguiding, but you’re not sure what the options are and what qualifications you might need?

This session is designed as an introduction to residential events within Girlguiding.

During the session you’ll find out about the different residential experiences that are possible – and what qualifications (if any) that you’ll need to work towards to enable your unit to participate in them. 

We will (hopefully) enthuse you to participate in a residential event; and help you put together a plan for your next steps. We will also provide plenty of opportunities to ask questions and share thoughts and concerns.

This session will be delivered live in a virtual classroom. Once you have registered, we will send you through the log in details to enable you to participate. You can join the session via a computer, tablet or smart phone device. You will need speakers but you will not need a microphone.

To book your place simply click on the hyperlink in the event title to transfer through to the eventbrite page.

Save the date: Saturday 8th February 2020 – Leadership Qualification Day, open to all adults and young leaders working on their Leadership Qualification. More details to follow.

Save the date: Saturday 14th March 2020 – a Residential Skills day, with training sessions designed to help you work towards modules of the Going Away With scheme; as well as some practical, hands on sessions. More details to follow.

Resident Training Event Survey

Have you ever thought about attending a residential training event run by Girlguiding Somerset? Here in the Learning and Development team we would like to hear your views – tell us whether or not you would consider coming along; how much time you’d could spare; what type of venue would you like us to use; and what time of the year would be best. If you wouldn’t ever attend a residential training event, that’s fine – please just share with us why not. All responses are anonymous – we are simply trying to make sure we provide you with the best learning and development opportunities, that work for you.


Contact the Somerset Learning and DEVELOPMENT Team