Certificate in Tackling and Preventing Domestic Violence/Abuse


This training has been endorsed by the Home Office as suitable for the IDVA role. 

Please follow the link for more information

Completing the Certificate qualifies you to become a Domestic Abuse Prevention Advocate (DAPA). To undertake the Certificate, you are required to be in a paid role with at least 6 months experience working with survivors in the sector. 

The Certificate comprises of four units:

  • Understanding Domestic and Sexual Abuse/Violence within a Social and Historical Context
  • Understanding Child Protection in the Context of  Domestic and Sexual Violence/Abuse
  • The role of the Domestic and Sexual Violence/Abuse Practitioner 
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence /Abuse Partnerships and a Co-ordinated Community Response

Once you have achieved the Certificate, you will become a DAPA and join the Women’s Aid Register of Practitioners

The Certificate qualifies you to enrol for the Diploma in Tackling Domestic Violence /Abuse – the highest level of qualification delivered in the sector.

10 days training and a Nationally Recognised Qualification - 24 Credits


£1,986 for Women's Aid Members or £2,286  for non-members (includes 1 year DAPA registration- DAPA registration is usually £65 per year). 

Please note we are in the middle of changing our website so currently you are unable to book for forthcoming dates for this year (2017). However please see the delivery dates below for information and if you'd like to register your interest then please email training@womensaid.org.uk


Manchester 2017

Unit 1 - 6th, 7th & 8th June

Unit 2 -25th & 26th July 

Unit 3- 5th, 6th & 7th September

Unit 4 - 3rd & 4th October

London 2017

Unit 1 - 13th, 14th & 15th June 

Unit 2 - 12th & 13th July 

Unit 3 -12th, 13th & 14th September

Unit 4 - 11th & 12th October 

Bristol 2017 -2018

Unit 1 - 10th,11th, 12th October

Unit 2 - 16th & 17th November

Unit 3 - 5th, 6th, 7th December

Unit 4 - 10th & 11th January 2018


Unit 1- 28th, 29th, 30th November

Unit 2- 17th & 18th January 2018

Unit 3- 20th, 21st & 22nd February 

Unit 4- 21st & 22nd March March