Learning and Development

As a county, we offer many opportunities for training our members.

To find out the upcoming trainings and their dates, please visit the Training Diary.

We also offer tiered training awards called  ‘Pear Awards’ to those who attend our training sessions.

To find out more and download the application form here.

Learning & Development Co-ordinator

Yvonne Eaton

Arranges Trainers and Trainings

If you would like a training arranged please contact learning.development@girlguidingworcs.org.uk

Leadership Development Co-ordinator

Ann Leeming

Arranges & co-ordinates mentors

Supports and verifies new Leadership Programme

If you would like to become a mentor please contact LQ.Coordinator@girlguidingworcs.org.uk

Commissioner Co-ordinator

Esther Anstey

Co-ordinates Commissioners

and Team Leaders

Allocates mentors, inductions and training


A Safe Space Training

There are four levels of training. All volunteers need to undertake A Safe Space training related to their role. For example, if your role requires up to level 3 then you will need to complete levels 1, 2 and 3.  For more details click here

Not only will you find here a list of requirements needed for your role, you will also be able to  see what you need to do to log on to the new Learning Platform to complete the courses online.

Please take a screen shot when you have completed the course as sometimes they don’t record properly on GO and then we can get it added manually.

First Response

These are organised and are run locally as well as through the regions and GGHQ. Please speak to our Learning & Development Co-ordinator or your Division Training Rep about booking onto a course or visit our Training Diary.  

For a full list of First Response trainings arranged for 2023 please see at bottom of page

There are three options available to complete 1st Response:

  • E-learning and a full, six hour day of in-person training

  • E-learning and three lots of two hour in-person training dates

  • E-learning and three lots of two hour sessions. Session 1 must be delivered in-person, sessions 2 and 3 are delivered as a webinar.

Thinking of taking your Going Away Licence?

You will find everything that you need to know about this on our Residential Pages

County First Response and GO Trainings 2024

Mon 03 JunFirst Response, Module 1, in personWorcester
Mon 10 JunFirst Response, Modules 2 & 3Online
Sat 29 JunGO workshop (beginners) 2 hoursDroitwich
Sat 29 JunGO workshop (advanced) - 2 hoursDroitwich
Sat 29 JunIntroduction to budgeting (LDP)Bromsgrove
Sat 29 JunRisky Business (LDP)Bromsgrove
Sun 30 JunFirst Response - 6 hoursDroitwich
Sun 20 JulDoing our Best (LDP)Droitwich
Sun 20 JulCelebrating every member (LDP)Droitwich
Sun 20 JulFirst Response - 6 hoursWorcester
Wed 28th AugFirst Response - 6 hoursDroitwich
Sat 19 OctFirst Response - 6 hoursCounty Day
Sun 24 NovFirst Response - 6 hoursRedditch
Sat 14 DecFirst Response - 6 hoursVenue tbc