To become a Leader, you'll need to complete our Leadership Qualification.
Being a Leader is one of our most rewarding roles as you get to work directly with girls, supporting them and helping them to grow into confident young women.
You can start working towards your Leadership Qualification when you are 16. However, you can only become a Leader once you are 18. While working towards your Leadership Qualification you will be referred to as a Leader in Training.
What will I learn?
During the Leadership Qualification, you work with the girls, gaining practical experience. You will learn a great deal, in particular about:
Your role in the programme
The Five Essesntials - to support the development of girls
Running the Unit
Communicating with the parents
How to create a safe enviroment and more
The first three modules of our Leadership Qualification are compulsory. After you complete them, you will be qualified as an Assistant Leader and will be awarded your Leadership Qualification.
Module 1: Your role in our programme - covers planning and delivering a high quality programme specific to the section (Rainbows, Brownies, Guides or The Senior Section) you want to work with.
Module 2: Your role in Girlguiding - covers making or renewing your Promise, contributing to meetings at a local level and getting involved in local guiding.
Module 3: Your role in safety and unit administration - covers safety requirements within the unit, effective communication with parents and the local community, and your responsibility for managing unit funds.
Once you’ve gained your basic Leadership Qualification, you can complete Module 4 to become a Unit Leader.
How do I apply?
Speak to your local Commissioner or Unit Leader to find out more. If you decide to take on the qualification, they will assign you a Mentor to guide you through the process.