the Learning Zone

Children's Services

It is the responsibility of individual managers to ensure that each location for which they are responsible has adequate first aiders with up-to-date certificates.

If Managers are unsure of the required number or level of first aid certificate holders, guidance is available here:

Further guidance is available directly from the Children’s Services Health and Safety Team.


The Children’s Services Workforce Development Team pay for all first aid courses undertaken by Hampshire County Council employed Children’s Services staff. This includes any HCC-owned Children’s Centres, all HCC CSD premises and youth centres. It does not include schools, voluntary organisations or early year settings (pre-schools, nurseries and childminders) and after-school play-schemes.

Booking process for Children’s Services staff - please use these links to book a place on the required course:

First Aid Training for Hampshire Foster Carers

There is a separate process for Foster Carers and Family Link Carers – please use the link below to navigate to our bespoke Foster Carer First Aid course.