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Open College Network West Midlands Level 4 Award in Supporting High-Risk Domestic Abuse Victims and Survivors

    • Level4
    • Credits12
    • GLH65
    • TQT120
    • Age range18+
    • Cost£42.00
Ref: 603/7228/X

About this qualification

A training course for this qualification will be available from The Haven Wolverhampton from April 2021. Contact Rebecca.Matthews@havenrefuge.org.uk

Objectives of the qualification

The qualification is intended to enhance the practice and understanding of people who work directly with victims of domestic abuse within a variety of roles such as Family Support Workers, Social Workers, Housing Support Workers, Counsellors and Refuge Workers.  

For further details download the Qualification Specification

Why choose this qualification?

Successful completion of this Award will give the learner the opportunity to seek employment in specialist roles within the sector such as an Independent Domestic Abuse Advisor. It will also provide practitioners that are supporting high-risk victims and survivors of domestic abuse recognition as a trained professional. 

    • Level4
    • Credits12
    • GLH65
    • TQT120
    • Age range18+
    • Cost£42.00
Rules of combination

To be awarded the Open College Network West Midlands Level 4 Award in Supporting High-Risk Domestic Abuse Victims and Survivors, learners must achieve:

  • 12 credits from the Mandatory Units in Group M
  • There are no Optional Units in this qualification
For further details download the Qualification Specification
Entry Requirements

Learners will need to be supporting high-risk domestic abuse victims and survivors or have experience of supporting vulnerable people who have experienced trauma for a minimum of one year. 

Assessment Methods

Portfolio of evidence.

Quality Assurance Requirements

Tutors:

To offer this qualification, centres must ensure that tutors hold or are working towards:

  • Hold a Level 3 Award in Education and Training or its equivalent.
  • Have a minimum of three years’ experience of working in the field of Violence Against Women and Girls.
  • Working towards or holds a Level 4 or above qualification in the subject area such as Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) or Domestic Abuse Prevention Advocate (DAPA).

Internal Quality Assurer (IQA):

Centres must also ensure that they have in place an Internal Quality Assurance person who:

  • Holds or is working towards a Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices or its equivalent.
  • Has substantial experience of working at a senior level in an appropriate sector such as Domestic Abuse Services, Social Care, Strengthening Families Hubs, or similar services in the voluntary or health sector.
  • Is familiar with the assessment requirements of the qualification for which they are the Internal Quality Assurer.
Supporting funding needs

Privately funded or employer sponsored. 

Qualification Specification

Learner requirements, units and assessment information

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