Tackling and Preventing Domestic Abuse: Certificate

Tackling and Preventing Domestic Abuse: Certificate

Nationally Recognised Qualification: 24 credits

Duration: 10 days training

Cost: £2084 for members and £2,315 for non – members 

The Certificate in Tackling and Preventing Domestic Abuse is a nationally recognised qualification and has been endorsed by the Home Office as suitable for the Independent Domestic Violence Adviser (IDVA) role. 

What does the course cover? 

The Certificate comprises four units: 

  • Understanding domestic and sexual abuse within a social and historical context
  • Understanding child protection in the context of domestic and sexual abuse
  • The role of the domestic and sexual abuse practitioner
  • Domestic and sexual abuse partnerships and a coordinated community response 

The Certificate course is adaptable and accommodates for differences in service provision or legislation in different localities. 

Who is this training suitable for? 

To undertake the Certificate, you are required to be in a paid or voluntary role with at least six months of experience working with survivors in the domestic and sexual abuse sector. 

Units 1 and 2 also require a workplace observation to be carried out. We are happy to discuss this prior to your booking should you require. 

It is suitable for: 

  • Refuge workers (including managers) 
  • Independent Domestic Violence Advisers (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. 

It is also appropriate for those who have completed the Award in Tackling and Preventing Domestic Abuse and wish to progress further. 

Course dates and booking 

Please note that some of these courses are running completely remotely via zoom and the others are running in a hybrid delivery with Unit 1 being delivered face to face in various locations and units 2 & 3 & 4 via zoom. Please ensure when applying you’ve picked the most appropriate course. 

Certificate 56 – Remote delivery for all units

  • U1 – 6th, 7th, 8th May 2024
  • U2 – 4th and 5th June 2024
  • U3 – 1st, 2nd, 3rd July 2024
  • U4 – 3rd and 4th September 2024

Certificate 57 – Remote delivery for all units

  • U1 – 10th, 11th, 12th June 2024 
  • U2 – 9th and 10th July 2024
  • U3 – 2nd, 3th, 4th September 2024 
  • U4 – 1st and 2nd October 2024 

Certificate 58 Unit 1 London, U2, 3, & 4 remote (venue TBC)  

  • U1 – 10th, 11th, 12th September 2024 
  • U2 – 15th and 16th October 2024 
  • U3 – 18th, 19th, 20th November 2024 
  • U4- 10th & 11th December 2024

Certificate 59- Remote delivery for all units

  • U1 – 4th, 5th, 6th November 2024 
  • U2 – 3rd and 4th December 2024 
  • U3 – 7th, 8th, 9th January 2025 
  • U4 – 4th and 5th February 2025

Certificate 61 – Remote delivery for all units 

  • U1 – 13th, 14th, 15th January 2025 
  • U2 – 11th and 12th February 2025 
  • U3 – 3rd, 4th, 5th March 2025
  • U4 – 25th and 26th March 2025

Head to our training portal to browse all of our upcoming courses.

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). This gives you access to a range of specialist resources for continued professional development. 

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). 

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 Training and Education Department on training@womensaid.org.uk to find out more. 

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