Tackling and Preventing Domestic Abuse: Certificate
National Recognised Qualification: 24 Credits
Duration: 10 days training
The Certificate in Tackling and Preventing Domestic Abuse is a national recognised qualification and has been endorsed by the Home Office as suitable for the Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) role.
Course dates and booking:
Unit 1 – 27th, 28th, 29th May 2020
Unit 2 –25th, 26th June 2020
Unit 3 – 21st , 22nd, 23rd July 2020
Unit 4 – 22nd, 23rd September 2020
Unit 1- 7th, 8th, 9th July 2020
Unit 2- 9th, 10th September 2020
Unit 3- 6th – 8th October 2020
Unit 4- 11th, 12th December 2020
Unit 1- 29, 30th September & 1st October 2020
Unit 2 – 27th, 28th October 2020
Unit 3- 24th, 25th & 26th November 2020
Unit 4- 16th, 17th December 2020
Unit 1- 8th, 9th, 10th December 2020
Unit 2- 13th, 14th January 2021
Unit 3- 9th, 10th, 11th February 2021
Unit 4- 17th, 18th March 2021
Who is this training suitable for?
To undertake the Certificate, you are required to be in a paid role with at least 6 months experience working with survivors in the domestic and sexual abuse/violence sector. It is suitable for:
• Refuge Workers (including Managers)
• Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVAs)
• Family Workers
• Children Workers
• Outreach Workers.
The course is particularly suitable if you have worked in the sector for some years and now wish to have your knowledge and expertise recognised by a formal qualification including.
It is also appropriate for those who have completed the Award in Tackling and Preventing Domestic Violence/Abuse and wish to progress further.
Women’s Aid members: £1,986
Non- members: £2,286
This includes 1 year DAPA registration- DAPA registration is usually £65 per year.
Registering your qualification
Once you have achieved the Certificate, you will have the choice of joining our Register of Practitioners as a Registered Domestic Abuse Prevention Advocate (R- DAPA) .
Alternatively you can register using your current professional title e.g Registered Domestic Abuse Children’s Advocate (R-DACA) or Registered Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (R-IDVA).
The Certificate also qualifies you to enrol for the Diploma in Tackling Domestic Abuse – the highest level of qualification delivered in the sector.
Information for employers
Did you know that we can come to you? If you have a minimum of six members of staff that can attend the 10 required training days for the Certificate, please contact the National Training Centre on 0117 9447190 or [email protected] to find out more.