Get to grips with core elements of our new programme

We want you to feel confident about delivering the new programme. So our national learning and development volunteers have created a range of training opportunities that will tell you all you need to know. They cover themes, awards, interest badges, skills builders and more.

The training is designed to be flexible so that it fits into your busy guiding lives. There are a range of modules for you to choose from. You don’t need to do all these modules – instead you can pick and mix the ones that best suit your needs.

Choose your training

You can choose whether you do the modules online in our new e-learning, or go to in-person training sessions with our experienced trainers. We also have a calendar of webinars so you can learn about the programme in real time with a Girlguiding trainer, and ask questions from the comfort of your own home. You could even do a combination of them all. The choice is yours.

  • In-person – To attend an in-person training session find out what your area has scheduled as you normally would.
  • Webinar – To attend a webinar, which is a live event online, check out the schedule in your events pages on GO. Webinars are booked on a first come, first served basis so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.
  • e-learning – To access the programme e-learning, select the relevant module links below.

Training modules

Ready to get going with our new programme training? Choose your modules below. Each module is available as in-person training, a webinar on GO and as e-learning, meaning you’re free to choose which topics you explore and how you acccess them. You can do the e-learning modules in any order, but we suggest you do the Programme overview first.

Programme overview

An introduction to the programme and all its elements including: themes, unit meeting activities, skills builders, interest badges, Theme awards, section Gold awards and anniversary badges.

Go to the e-learning overview

Unit meeting activities and skills builders

Find out more about these elements of the programme and how you might use them in your unit.

Go to the unit meeting activities and skills builders e-learning

Interest and anniversary badges

Learn all about our interest badges and anniversary badges, how you can support girls with them and when to award them.

Go to interest and anniversary badges e-learning


Delve into the details of Theme awards, section Gold awards, the Queen’s Guide award and the Commonwealth award. Find out how girls can achieve them and how you can support girls with them.

Go to the awards e-learning

Unit programme planning

Explore how to create a balanced and varied, girl-led unit programme. Make sure it meets the Five Essentials and help all girls within your unit to fulfil their potential.

Go to the programme planning e-learning

Section handbooks and badge/record books

Find out what’s in these resources for girls, how they can support your unit meetings and how you can help girls to use them. Please note that this training is available as a webinar or through in-person training, but it is not available as an e-learning.