Our bespoke training services, designed to your specifications, will equip your people with the skills that will help your company or voluntary organisation succeed. Choose us for:

  • a practical, theory-into-practice focus
  • experienced trainers working in a large, respected public-sector organisation
  • flexibility ­ training delivered at the Civic Offices or at a venue convenient for you.

If you believe your people need skills that we can help with, please email learninganddevelopment@portsmouthcc.gov.uk and one of our team will contact you.

Other training

For more details on the courses below, please email our specialists at learninganddevelopment@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

ESOL (English for speakers of other languages)

If you have staff whose first language is not English we can design targeted training that will help them communicate more effectively. Our ESOL specialist who will be happy to discuss your requirements.

IT training

We can train your staff at your site on any Microsoft application. Please contact our IT specialists to discuss your requirements.


We can design and create e-learning modules to give your staff greater flexibility over when they learn. Please contact our E-Learning designer for an initial consultation.

First aid at work

The first aid assessment here will indicate which of the following courses is appropriate for your workplace:

1.  Emergency first aid at work – one day (six hours)

2.  First aid at work – three days (18 hours)

3.  First aid at work requalification – two days (12 hours)

4.  First aid annual refresher – three hours

All four courses cover essential life-saving procedures including cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), treatment of the unconscious casualty and treatment of minor wounds (burns and bleeding) and shock.

Courses 2 and 3 also cover a comprehensive range of first aid treatments, including treatment of fractures, severe burns and scalds, poisoning, heart attack and stroke.

All of our First Aid at Work courses are delivered by a qualified first aid instructor and are accredited with an awarding body (Qualsafe Awards).

Please contact our first aid instructor for more details and prices.

Further information

Bespoke work

Charges for bespoke work are itemised:

  • Design and admin, including meetings – £180 per day
  • Training event – £180 per delegate


As a public organisation providing educational services please note the charges for all our training courses are exempt from VAT. Any bespoke training we design and deliver for any organisation is also exempt from VAT.

VAT will only be charged in any consultancy or advisory services we deliver.

Booking & Invoicing

Delegates booked onto training events will be sent joining instructions prior to the event.

Customers will be invoiced after the training event.