Welcome to the Women’s Aid National Training Centre

We are the leading training provider for tackling and preventing domestic abuse. Whether you work with survivors, deliver a domestic abuse service, are an employer wanting to support your staff or a police force, our unrivalled expertise will equip you with the tools to understand and respond effectively to domestic abuse.

Our survivor-focused training courses and qualifications include the skills and knowledge required to carry out many specialist roles within the sector, such as an IDVA position, a group facilitation post, working with children, refuge and outreach work.

Learners’ area

Upcoming courses and resources can be found here.

Browse for and enrol on our upcoming courses.

Doing one of our qualifications? Access your resources here.

Noticeboard: Upcoming opportunities

Training for barristers on coercive control and trauma-informed working

Would your chambers benefit from training on coercive & controlling behaviour and working in a trauma-informed, survivor-centred way? We can tailor training sessions to your needs.

“The feedback from the training has been overwhelming. The trainer had a natural ability to engage with an audience and bring to life the message she is seeking to get across. Humanising  her talk which you do not see very often. The content of the course was super informative and relevant to all attendees. One attendee commented that they could listen to the trainer for hours – with another asking if she could come back again.

I would recommend that this session is part of your outreach programme – the more professionals who engage with this subject (working with victims / survivors / deal with litigation involving these issues) need to be educated – plain and simple.”

–  CEO and Senior Consultant Barrister, Unit Chambers Liverpool

MOJ funding available for IDVA training

Have you been awarded funding from your PCC to employ and train IDVAs for your service? Women’s Aid is one of the named providers by the Ministry of Justice to supply this training. Find out more about the funding here. Contact [email protected] to book your place.

Free places for members on ‘You and me, mum’ and ‘Power to Change’ courses

We are delighted to offer free places to full members on our ‘You and me, mum’ and ‘Power to Change’ facilitation programmes taking place in March 2022, funded by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). Head to the Members’ Area for more information.

Training for tradespeople

Did you know that as a tradesperson going into people’s homes, you can help identify and support someone who is experiencing domestic abuse? Women’s Aid has delivered specific training to tradespeople to enable them to spot the signs and safely engage in conversation with survivors of domestic abuse.

If your business is interested in following the many that have already taken up this opportunity to receive accredited training for your tradespeople, then please do contact [email protected].

Training for law firms

Are you working in a law firm supporting civil or criminal cases relating to domestic abuse? Do you feel that you would benefit from specialist domestic abuse-related training? If so we can offer you a bespoke training package for your staff.

We have over 30 years of experience in delivering high quality bespoke training to given professions including Solicitors, Magistrates, Police and Judges via the Judicial College. This training will be tailored to your needs and will include related elements of the Domestic Abuse Act.
Please email [email protected].

Why join us?

  • “Excellent training, lots of information for me to reflect on and build into my practice.”
  • “The trainer was great! I really enjoyed the interactive activities and would recommend the course. I feel I have learned a lot and can take it away with me to develop a policy. Thank you 🙂 “
  • “Really enjoyed the session, great activities and handouts. I will definitely be able to transfer knowledge and skills to my role.”
  • “Good specialist knowledge. Excellent delivery with plenty of opportunity to discuss – not too fast paced.”

Contact us and FAQs

Please see our top queries below before contacting.

If we haven’t covered the information you’d like, we’d love to hear from you.

You can contact us at the Women’s Aid National Training Centre by sending us an e-mail to: [email protected] (For training related enquiries only).

We offer discounted rates for our member services but unfortunately we do not offer concessionary rates to non-members. If your organisation is interested in becoming a member of Women’s Aid please contact the membership team on [email protected]

If you are an individual, you may be interested in our Change That Lasts project. Change That Lasts run a free two-day training course that raises awareness of domestic abuse in the community and helps people provide the right response to disclosures.

Yes, we offer refunds on courses if we are given two weeks notice, after which we are unable to offer a refund due to venue bookings, refreshments and trainer travel.

If you would like to cancel a course you have booked, please contact [email protected].

We are the Women’s Aid Federation of England, our charity covers England only. However as an exception, we can travel across the UK to deliver our Bespoke training.

If you are based in England and we do not offer the course you would like in your area, we would like to hear from you. We are always looking for new venues when funding permits. You can contact [email protected] to pass on your feedback.

If you are based outside of England, please see our sister federations websites for courses and training opportunities in your area: Scottish Women’s Aid, Welsh Women’s Aid Northern Ireland Women’s Aid

We will email you approximately 3 weeks prior to the course date with the final details, including the venue address.

We ask that you wait until 2 weeks prior to the course date to book such requirements.

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