LimeCulture launches Advanced Development Programme for ISVAs

Yesterday saw LimeCulture launch its new professional training course. There has already been significant interest from a range of ISVAs who want to continue their professional development and enrol in this professional training.

The Advanced Development Programme (ADP) is an intensive 3-day training programme for experienced ISVAs leading to a professional certificate of accreditation. The ADP is practice-oriented and aims to strengthen the competencies and skills of ISVAs wishing to continue their professional development.

The training will take place on Monday 14, Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 July 2014 and will be held in Manchester. The cost of the course is £500 plus VAT per person.

ISVAs are encouraged to enroll for the ADP to upgrade their skills and knowledge to enable them to appropriately support victims of sexual violence with complex needs. The ADP is directly relevant to the needs of ISVAs located within the voluntary and community sector (third sector), SARCs, NHS, Local Authority and Police.

About the ADP training

The course has been designed specifically for ISVAs to enable them to support clients who have experienced sexual violence and have complex needs. The training includes the following modules:

1a-Providing effective support for men and boys who have experienced sexual violence

1b- Providing effective support for sex workers who have experienced sexual violence

2a- Working with young women who have been affected by gangs

2b- Working with victims who have been sexually exploited

3- Responding effectively to people with mental health problems who have experienced sexual violence

Each unit contains a comprehensive syllabus of challenging content aimed at equipping ISVA’s with further practical skill and knowledge in which to embed and influence their everyday practice.

The course is delivered by leading UK experts sourced by LimeCulture and appointed based on their depth of experience and knowledge of sexual violence.

Further accredited training to support ISVAs

The ADP course has been developed by LimeCulture as a result of requests from ISVAs wanting to continue their professional development and have access to more in depth training that is tailored specifically to the ISVA role. This is the first course of its kind and has been developed and designed especially for experienced ISVAs.

The ADP is accredited under our NCFE Investors In Quality (IIQ) License, which was awarded to us to provide formal recognition for our courses.  This means that ISVAs attending this course will benefit from being awarded a certificate of achievement, which supports professional development.

To allow ISVAs to consider the depth of study, difficulty and level of achievement involved, the course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 4 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors).

NCFE is an awarding organisation that is regulated by:

  • Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England.
  • The Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council.
  • Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Entry Requirements

All delegates are required to provide information about their time in service as an ISVA and details of training previously completed at the time of booking. This information will be used to ensure that each delegate receives information and tutoring at a level appropriate to their knowledge and skill.

To book a place, email

Maximum numbers will apply, so early booking is recommended.

LimeCulture is the UK’s leading provider of ISVA training, having now successfully trained over 100 ISVAs since 2011. Our 6th ISVA Development Programme will start in the spring of 2014.

LimeCulture was established in 2011 as a specialist sexual violence organisation working across the UK and internationally to provide support to frontline professionals (and their organisations) working with victims of sexual violence.

We know that the professionals who work with victims of sexual violence have the most challenging, responsible and rewarding of jobs in supporting some of the most vulnerable people in our society. We believe that these professionals deserve to be supported to carry out their important roles to support victims.

LimeCulture’s aim is to make sure that these professionals have access the tools, skills, knowledge and materials, through up-to-date training and professional development to enable them to have the confidence and competence to effectively support victims of sexual violence.

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