Uniform, Presentation & Punctuality

Pre-Session Info

As part of the Initial Training Programme, each group should parade at the start and end of each lesson. A parade should consist of basic drill training to prepare YV’s for their passing out parade. Information and guidance on drill can be found here.


This resource guides you through Module 1, Unit 2 Initial Training Programme - Uniform, Presentation & Punctuality


On completion PSYV's will:

  • Be clear about presentation and punctuality requirements within PSYV


Group room or classroom


It is anticipated that you will require 2 hours to deliver this lesson. Please consider any time you require to plan/prepare by going over the lesson plan in advance.


Time Management Handout

For the game you will need a few decks of playing cards and a stop watch

This article from the Guardian gives a useful review of the best 'To Do List' apps.

Activity 1: Starter

Discuss as a group why time management is important in PSYV. For example:

  • Adding to your school workload

  • Meeting at different times

  • Taking part in events across the country

It's important to make clear that punctuality is essential within PSYV. Youth Volunteers work alongside paid officers that have to be in certain places at certain times to fulfill their job requirements. The same expectations are required of youth volunteers.

Now try this time management game.

Activity 2: Discussion

Have a look at this video on how to write a to do list from 'Work Smart. It suggests apps and tools that you can use effectively.

In pairs, discuss and write a goal that you have for your time in PSYV.

Then in the same pairs, make a to do list of how you will achieve that goal. Then identify distractions that you face. You can use the Time Management Handout provided to do this.

Now, come together as a large group and discuss strategies you could use to deal with distractions or things that hinder you from achieving your goal.

Think about things that you now have to include in your daily or weekly to do list now that you have joined PSYV. E,g, attending regular sessions, looking after your uniform. What would your 'to do list' look like to make sure that was done properly?

Activity 3: Uniform

Give out a copy of this PDF on uniform standards. Talk about the do's and don'ts of wearing the PSYV uniform and why it's important to follow these guidelines at all times.

PSYV Award Assessment


A quiz based on the Uniform standards is available to complete. Make sure your members are prepared and know how to answer the questions.

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