Oaklands Plus Ltd was formed by Jonathan and Eleanor Dowe to provide “1st Aid 4 All”  courses tailored to suit the needs of individuals and businesses as well as providing HSE courses for; First Aid At Work, Emergency First Aid and Paediatric First Aid certification. We are committed to providing quality training on all our courses, preferring to run smaller group and increase time for hands on practical exercises and interaction.  Our HSE approved courses can run with 4 participants up to a maximum of 12.

In addition courses are also provided for local community groups, schools, youth groups and individuals to suit the their specific needs.

Oaklands Plus Ltd operates from Lymington, Hampshire.


Jonathan’s interest in the first aid started during his 13 years as a Cub Leader, Scout Leader and Group Scout Leader with the 1st East Grinstead Scout Group and eventually resulted in him leaving scouts to volunteer as a Community First Responder (CFR) with South East Coast Ambulance Service. As a result of his CFR role he became a BHF Heartstart Trainer and with this role the need for greater public access to first aid training was identified. Jonathan continues to volunteer as a CFR but now with South Central Ambulance Service.

He then began providing free 1 hour CPR and AED  awareness courses to local community groups, schools and youth groups a service we are still happy to provide to this day for groups of up to 20.

Jonathan carries full liability insurance and as a Scout Leader and subsequently a CFR has been fully CRB/DBS checked for over 17 years his current certificate being an enhanced DBS.


Eleanor has many years experience an experienced training and development consultant, whose particular specialism is in  strengthening the customer service and communication skills of staff at all levels to improve the quality of service offered to the customer and to ensure lasting business benefits.

Eleanor specialises in provide a customer focused training experience – delivering passionate, participative and fun training courses focused on achieving training objectives through discovery based learning.
She has a lively, energetic style and has been described as “an inspirational trainer who makes learning fun”.
With extensive experience of developing staff at all levels and working within both the private and public sector, running large departments, her focus is on strengthening the individual skills  and harnessing these to the organisational values and targets to increase the value of the business.