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Due to the recent updates in response to COVID-19, all training through Workforce Development/Training Support has now been cancelled up until the start of May.  If we need to cancel further courses, delegates who are booked onto those courses will be emailed accordingly.  We will be reviewing the situation week by week and will update the website.

All delegates who have had a confirmed space between now and the start of  May have been cancelled and delegates have been sent a cancellation notice email.  We hope to reschedule courses as soon as circumstances permit.

We will re-advertise new training dates as soon as possible. 

Please stay safe and healthy.

We are committed to providing the highest quality of services for children, young people and families.  Therefore, it is essential that the workforce has access to high quality learning and development activities.

The Workforce Development Courses including Foster Care Courses

We regularly add new courses, and occasionally have to make changes to existing courses throughout the year. If you would like to be updated with these changes please
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How to book

Please note if you are a Foster Carer email directly with the exact course title.

For all other courses we have an electronic booking form that is simple and quick to complete and submit online, direct to our mailbox.

An online booking form must be completed for all courses and should only be submitted with the agreement of your manager, and in the case of non-Southampton City Council employees, whoever will pay for the course. Submission of a booking form does not guarantee a place. We will send an email with a word document attached to inform you whether or not we have been able to meet your request. 

Our correspondence will be with the email address given on the booking form and it is the responsibility of the email recipient to ensure the necessary people are aware of our correspondence.  If you have not heard from us, at least two weeks before the course start date, contact us as quickly as possible to confirm whether you have a place:

How to pay

We can invoice organisations and businesses.  We will invoice you once the course has started. If you do not attend and have not informed us in writing, you will still be invoiced for the place. 

You can pay by card.  Details on how to do this will be sent with your confirmation letter.  

Maintained Schools
Payment will be claimed through internal journal transfer following management approval.

Southampton City Council employees
SCC employees should in the first instance check if Learning and Development are offering the training that they need.  If the course you require is not offered by L&D, Southampton City Council staff may book onto a course. Please note a journal transfer from your team may be required.

If you would like to enquire about any of the courses, please email or call us on the relevant number. Telephone numbers are available below. 


Enquiry Telephone number
For queries about Children's Workforce Development courses 023 8083 3781
For queries about course content of Educational Psychology courses 023 8083 3480
For queries about courses arranged separately by the Early Years team - 023 8036 3309
For queries about fostering courses 023 8083 4008

Postal address

Training Support Course Bookings
Southampton City Council
Civic Centre
North Block, 1st Floor
SO14 7LY

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