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Training and qualifications


Welsh Women’s Aid National Training Service is a unique national partnership of specialist services delivering Wales-based training, learning and development around all aspects of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence. We provide accredited and general training courses delivered by expert and specialist trainers.

Welsh Women’s Aid is also the contracted national provider to deliver the ‘train the trainer’ programme that supports Welsh Government “Ask and Act” policy framework.

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Welsh Women’s Aid National Training Service will be delivering open courses throughout 2016/2017. Alternatively we can come to you to deliver training packages in-house, or you may wish to commission a bespoke course tailored to the needs of your agency.

Courses that our National Training Service can deliver cover a range of specialist topics including:

  • Domestic abuse
  • Coercive control
  • Forced marriage
  • Trafficking
  • Female genital mutilation (FGM)
  • Supporting survivors with mental health, drug and alcohol issues
  • Supporting children and young people
  • Domestic and sexual abuse amongst Black and minority communities
  • Supporting survivors’ needs
  • Vicarious trauma
  • Sexual violence
  • So called ‘honour’ based violence
  • Safeguarding and domestic abuse
  • Domestic and sexual abuse in LGBTQI relationships
  • Working with perpetrators
  • Risk identification and minimisation
  • Workplace responses to employees affected by domestic abuse
  • Understanding and prosecuting cases of strangulation
  • Working with victims and witnesses of trauma
  • Supporting male victims

We deliver the national accredited qualification in preventing and tackling domestic abuse and sexual violence. This is designed to equip professionals with the skills and knowledge to support survivors and the qualification is accredited by Agored Cymru (QCF, Award, Certificate and Diploma). We also have trained trainers to deliver coercive control training to police forces across Wales, as part of the National College of Policing roll-out of partnership police training.

For further information about Welsh Women’s Aid National Training Service courses and costs please email:

or contact the training team on: 01286 882733 or 02920 541551.

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