Sexual Violence Liaison Officer (SVLO) Development Programme

LimeCulture’s comprehensive 2-module course aims to equip key University and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) staff with the knowledge and specialist skills to identify risk and appropriately support the needs of students and staff who are victims of sexual violence.

Each module contains a comprehensive syllabus of challenging content designed to equip University and HEI staff with the practical skills and knowledge to enable them to respond appropriately to those who disclose sexual violence. This course will also provide University and HEI staff with the expertise to embed and influence practice in their organisation’s response to sexual violence.

Course Content

The Sexual Violence Liaison Officer (SVLO) Development Programme was developed by LimeCulture in collaboration with the University of Greenwich and Keele University to meet the needs of all Universities and HEI who have a responsibility to respond appropriately to students or staff members who have experienced sexual violence, either recently or non-recently.

This accredited course has been designed to be delivered over six days. Each of the 2 modules is taught over three consecutive days to minimise the amount of time staff are away from their Universities/HEIs.

  • Module 1: Delivering an effective response to disclosures of sexual violence, identifying needs and managing risk
  • Module 2: Facilitating access to appropriate support, including the involvement of the criminal justice process

LimeCulture is delighted to be able to share with universities and HEIs a copy of the model job description for SVLOs.  Please click here to download a Word version. 

Our Trainers

LimeCulture has pulled together the best trainers in the field to deliver the SVLO Development Programme. Each of the trainers is a leader in their field and each is nationally and internationally renowned for the work they do. Together their expertise ensures that the training provided on the SVLO Development Programme is exceptional.


The SVLO Development Programme is an accredited professional course focusing on the core skills and competencies required to work at a University or HEI as an SVLO. On successful completion of the full course, ISVAs will receive a certificate of accreditation from NCFE, our awarding body.

Course Eligibility

Places will only be provided to candidates whose employers have agreed to pay the full course fees.

Course Dates & Times

The SVLO Development Programme starts at 10am and finishes no later than 4.30pm on each day of the training. Assessments are held at the end of the day, so it is requested that delegates do not make arrangements to leave the training early unless there are exceptional circumstances that are agreed with the LimeCulture beforehand. Click on the button below for course dates and online booking.

Course Locations

The SVLO Development Programme is held at one of our preferred training venues located in Manchester.

Overnight accommodation is not available, however our training venues are located in Manchester city centre, so there are lots of hotels to suit all budgets. LimeCulture take no responsibility for the arrangement of accommodation for our delegates.

Course Fees

The cost of the SVLO Development Programme is £1150 plus VAT per person. Discounted rates are not available.

The course fee includes:

  • Electronic material and presentations
  • Delegate notebook
  • Refreshments and lunch

The course fee does not include:

  • Breakfast or an evening meal
  • Travel
  • Overnight accommodation

Booking a Place

Our courses get booked up quickly, so we limit the timeframe available to book the SVLO Development Programme. We only operate a reservation list in exceptional circumstances. To book a place, complete the online Booking Form:

Course Dates & Booking