The Award in Tackling and Preventing Domestic Violence/Abuse has been developed for those with little or no experience of working with survivors or for those wanting to enter the sector, and is a recognised qualification in the sector.Read More
The design of Women’s Aid training aims to facilitate the developing and sharpening of professional skills of advocates who work in many different roles in the field of Domestic Violence. Practitioners completing the course are expected to develop a range of skills, (in addition to working with high risk), that match the needs of survivors in a holistic way. The training adheres to feminist principles established in the course of forty years of direct work with survivors of domestic abuse in refuge and other related service provision by Women’s Aid. For this reason, the training covers topic areas such as, violence against women and girls in a global and historical context; children & young people and DA; specialist services and responses to DA survivors; & coordinated community response to DA. The training incorporates new developments in the field, such as criminalisation of coercive control and articulates Women’s Aid model of needs led approach, tailored to work with survivors at all levels of risk with the explicit purpose of producing changes that last.
The Certificate course is adaptable & accommodates for differences in service provision or legislation in different localities. Individuals completing the course can register as a DAPA (domestic abuse prevention advocate).
Training is an investment in your staffs' professional development and growth, however the National Training recognises that training and qualifications have cost implications for Services.
Did you know that we can come to you? If you have a minimum of 6 members of staff and can release them for the 10 required training days for the Certificate and are interested in cutting the additional costs of travel, hotels and subsistence please contact the National Training Centre on 0117 9447190 to find out more.
The Women's Aid National Training Centre offers three levels of fully accredited qualifications
- Award in Tackling and Preventing Domestic and Sexual Violence / Abuse
- Certificate in Tackling and Preventing Domestic and Sexual Violence / Abuse
- Diploma in Tackling and Preventing Domestic and Sexual Violence / Abuse
Completing the certificate qualifies you to become a Domestic Abuse Prevention Advocate
Completing the Certificate qualifies you to become a Domestic Abuse Prevention Advocate (DAPA). To undertake the Certificate, you are required to have a minimum of 6 months experience working with survivors in the sector (this can be in a paid or voluntary post).Read More