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Virtual College

HSCB has commissioned an external provider of e-learning (Virtual College), which can be accessed at no cost by all employees and volunteers working within:

  • Hampshire County Council (All Departments)
  • Maintained, Academy and Independent Primary, Secondary and Special Schools
  • Post 16 Colleges
  • Hampshire’s Clinical Commissioning Groups & Commissioned Providers
  • Hampshire Constabulary
  • Hampshire Fire & Rescue
  • National Probation Service
  • NHS England (Wessex)
  • Hampshire & Isle of Wight CRC
  • District / Borough / City Councils
  • Winchester Diocese
  • Voluntary sector organisations

These courses can be accessed via:


Once you have started your on-line learning course, you must complete it within 4 weeks; if you fail to do so your line manager may be charged a £25 non-completion fee.

Research in Practice Podcasts

Research In Practice have published a series of free Podcasts aimed at anyone working within social care, or people who have an interest in prevalent issues for the sector. The resource offers individuals a flexible and accessible way of learning. Each episode will explore a different topic related to the key themes outlined in their Delivery Programme.

The Podcasts can be accessed via: