In-house training for your organisation

Our accredited in-house courses enhances practical knowledge of domestic violence, helping you provide the best possible support for domestic abuse victims, survivors and their children

Accredited in-house training

Our Accredited training team are able to offer all of the accredited training courses as in-house training just for your organisation for between 16 and 24 learners. This includes Idva, Ypva and all our other OCN accredited courses.

You can learn more about why is being accredited important and how to choose  the right course for you on our Accredited training at SafeLives page.

We are able to deliver the courses online via Zoom, face to face or hybrid to meet your needs.

To commission an in-house course, or learn more about what we offer, please contact our training team.

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Available accredited in-house courses:

Foundation 12 day: 

  • Idva
  • Ypva
  • Outreach

Specialist 4 day:  

  • Idva
  • Ypva
  • Outreach
  • Responding to sexual violence
  • Older people

Accredited 1 day courses: 

  • Victims with visual impairment
  • Service managers course


Our trainers, guest speakers, training content and accreditation process remain equivalent to the open courses. Accreditation is via OCN (Open College Network) and is achieved by completion of worksheets. When these worksheets are assessed and passed, the learner receives their certification.

You can attend any of these courses as a single leaner, learn more about all of our available courses here:

All training courses

We offer this training to groups, minimum of 16 learners and a maximum of 24 learners. We may be able to accommodate additional learners, but beyond the 24 we would also need to add on individual learner costs (OCN and assessing fees).

If you are a professional in Scotland and would like to learn more about commissioning an in-house course for your service, please contact

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Bespoke in-house training

SafeLives can also offer bespoke training for your organisation that is not accredited by OCN which means it can be tailored to your needs. For more details click here:

Bespoke training for your service


If you are a professional in Scotland and would like to commission bespoke training, you can learn more about the available courses here:

Scotland: Bespoke training for your service

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