Postgraduate Certificate for Independent Sexual Violence Advisors

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  • April 16, 2013

The University of Worcester is pleased to announce the new training dates for the Postgraduate Certificate for Independent Sexual Violence Advisors. The training course will be run in conjunction with the West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre.

The overall aim of the course is to give students a deep knowledge of the different forms of sexual violence, the theoretical perspectives on causation and the impact of it but particularly to give students the skills to undertake the ISVA role effectively and professionally.

Though this is a Postgraduate course, those wishing to apply do not have to have achieved education at degree level. This course is open to anyone who:

  • Has relevant practical experience as an ISVA i.e. anyone who is currently working as an ISVA
  • Has relevant practical experience in the sector and would like to undertake the course as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) i.e. anyone who is currently working in the sexual violence sector
  • Anyone who would like to train to become an ISVA
  • Is educated to degree level
  • Has an alternative professional qualification in an appropriate area

The course structure is modular, consisting of 3 successive modules that are designed around the necessary knowledge and understanding required for the ISVA role and centred on National Occupational Standards (NOS).

For further information please click on the following link

ISVA FLYER 2013-14


For an application form or for more information, please contact Dr Ruth Jones – the University of Worcester Programme lead for Domestic and Sexual Violence – by telephone: 01905 855000 ext 2355 or email:

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