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AVA offers courses accredited by the Open College Network London (OCN London) and by the CPD Standards Office.

Open College Network London accreditation

AVA has been accredited by the Open College Network London (OCN London) since 2010. OCN London offers a national qualification where learner achievement is recognised through credit based units and qualifications. OCN London is regulated by Ofqual and the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

The following AVA courses have been accredited by OCN London. If you would like to talk to us about our OCN courses, please complete our training enquiry form.

Working with people affected by domestic and/or sexual violence and problematic substance use

This 5 day course has been created to give learners an overview of the main areas of learning needed to work effectively with survivors and perpetrators of domestic and/or sexual violence. The course is relevant for any practitioner whose work brings them into contact with survivors or perpetrators of domestic and sexual violence, who may also be affected by problematic substance use.

Working with children and young people exposed to Violence Against Women and Girls

This 5 day course will equip you with an in-depth understanding of the issues related to children and young people exposed to domestic violence and related violence against women and girls in order that you may work more effectively in your role.

It is aimed at professionals wishing to deepen and consolidate their understanding of the issues with which they work and gain a formal accreditation equivalent to A-level standard.

Meeting the mental health needs of domestic and sexual violence survivors

This 3 day course has been created to give learners an overview of the main areas of learning needed to work effectively with survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence who are experiencing mental ill-health. The course is relevant for any practitioner whose work brings them into contact with survivors of domestic and sexual violence, who may also be affected by mental ill-health.

CPD Accreditation

We are proud to announce that we are accredited by the CPD Standards Office and that we can offer CPD points for the following AVA courses.

  • Complicated Matters: the links between experience of domestic and sexual violence, substance use and mental ill-health
  • Working with children, young people and families who have experienced domestic and/or sexual abuse
  • Routine enquiry: supporting workers to ask about abuse
  • Safeguarding vulnerable adults from abuse.

CPD accreditation can be included if we deliver the above courses in-house. If you would like CPD credits to be attached to any other AVA course please contact us.