Welcome to the Women's Aid National Training Centre

About the National Training Centre

Women’s Aid National Training Centre offers a suite of qualifications, leading to a National Diploma that sit on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).  The QCF is the national credit transfer system for education qualifications in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. 

The QCF is a national framework referenced to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF),  so that qualifications in national frameworks such as the QCF are understood across member states.

We also offer CPD/Facilitators training as well as bespoke training that can be tailored to your individual or organisational needs. 

Whether you work with survivors, deliver a service, or are an employer wanting to support your staff, our unrivaled expertise will equip you with the tools to understand and respond effectively to domestic violence. 

Our training encompasses all the skills and knowledge required to carry out many of the specialist roles required within our sector for example Outreach, Refuge, Group Facilitation, Working with Children and the IDVA role, for which the National Certificate has been endorsed by the Home Office as suitable for this role. Please follow the link for the Home Office statement. 




We offer three levels of qualification and entry onto the Women's Aid Register of Practioners.

CPD/ Facilitators training

Our Continued Professional Development Courses and Facilitation Training are perfect for increasing your practice knowledge.

Bespoke training

Our training team can create a package tailor made to suit your needs.




Women's Aid Register of Practitioners

Find out how you can train to be a Domestic Abuse Prevention Advocate and join our Register of  Practitioners.