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.

What do we offer?

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.

Browse our range of opportunities below:

Remote training

We now offer some courses online - find out what's available here

Learners' area

Completed one of our qualifications? Access your resources here!

You will need your unique log-in to access course details.

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”

Upcoming sessions

Sep 2020

Supporting survivors to navigate the Destitute Domestic Violence Concession and the Domestic Abuse Rule – 02/09/2020 - 18/11/2020 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Supporting survivors to navigate the Destitute Domestic Violence Concession and the Domestic Abuse Rule – 02/09/2020 - 18/11/2020 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Oct 2020

Understanding coercive and controlling behaviour webinar (3 CPD points ) – 27/10/2020 at 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Understanding domestic abuse and how to work with survivors webinar – 29/10/2020 at 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Sep 2020

Tackling and preventing domestic abuse: Certificate - Manchester – 08/09/2020 - 03/12/2020 at 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Oct 2020

Tackling and Preventing Domestic Abuse Certificate London – 20/10/2020 - 14/01/2021 at 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Dec 2020

Tackling and Preventing Domestic Abuse Certificate Bristol – 29/12/2020 at 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Contact us and FAQ’s

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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Women’s Aid is a registered charity in England No. 1054154

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