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.

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 MOJ to supply this training. You can find more information about the funding here.

Contact [email protected] to find out more.

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.

Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) full bursaries now available for members for Destitute Domestic Violence Concession training taking place in January 2022

We are pleased to be running a series of 3 webinars that will help you understand the Destitute Domestic Violence Concession (DDVC), the Domestic Violence Rule and how to support survivors in accessing benefits after they have applied for leave to remain under the DDVC.

We have a number of bursaries for our DDVC training available thanks to the CAF and open to our full members. Bursaries are worth the full cost of the training (£215) and places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Email [email protected] to find out more.

Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) training bursaries available to Women’s Aid members 

Due to generous funding from the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) to support the domestic abuse sector with the challenges that Covid-19 has presented, we are delighted to be able to offer training bursaries to our member services.

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) is fully funding a number of places on our NOCN accredited Diploma in Tackling & Preventing Domestic Abuse, which we are looking to run in the Autumn. To be eligible for a bursary you must have passed the Certificate in Tackling & Preventing Domestic Abuse and your organisation must be a full member of Women’s Aid.

Please email [email protected] to register your interest in the Diploma.

Noticeboard: Upcoming opportunities

Charities Aid Foundation training bursaries for full Women’s Aid members

Bursary placements available for the national award and certificate in ‘Tackling & Preventing Domestic Abuse’.
Please log in to the membership area to find out how to apply.

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].

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].

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.”

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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