ISVA Development Programme

LimeCulture's comprehensive 6-module course aims to equip new and experienced ISVAs with the knowledge and specialist skills to identify risk and support the needs of victims throughout the criminal justice process. Each module contains a comprehensive syllabus of challenging content designed to equip ISVAs with the practical skill and knowledge in which to embed and influence every day practice.

Course Content
The ISVA Development Programme was developed to be delivered over six modules. Each module is taught over two consecutive days to minimise the amount of time ISVAs are away from their services.

  • Module 1:  ‘Defining the Role of the ISVA’
  • Module 2:  ‘Referral and Case Management’
  • Module 3:  ‘Managing Trauma and Risk’
  • Module 4:  'Working with SARCs and Forensic Awareness’
  • Module 5:  ‘The ISVA’s Role in Safeguarding’
  • Module 6:  ‘The Court Process’

Course Eligibility
The ISVA Development Programme is suitable for those wishing to become an ISVA. It is also suitable for new ISVAs who have not yet undertaken professional ISVA Training. Places will only be provided to candidates whose employers have agreed to pay the full course fees. 

Due to the increasing recognition of the importance of ISVA training and the requirement for ISVAs to be properly trained, we will also accept ISVAs who are already working in the role who have not yet undertaken professional ISVA training on to the ISVA Development Programme.

The ISVA Development Programme is suitable for all ISVAs whether they work with adults, children and young people, females or males. It is also suitable for ISVAs who have a specialist focus to their work and/or provide support to specialist client groups.

Our Trainers
LimeCulture has pulled together the best trainers in the field to deliver the ISVA 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 ISVA Development Programme is exceptional.

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

National Occupational Standards
The ISVA Development Programme has been designed to meet the Skills for Justice National Occupational Standards (NOS) relevant for ISVAs.

Course Fees
The cost of the ISVA Development Programme is £2,200 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

Course Location
The ISVA 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.

Maximum Numbers
This course has a maximum number of delegates applied to support the learning and development needs of the ISVAs. 

Once the course is full, ISVAs wishing to book can be added to the Expressions of Interest list and offered a course on the next available course. In the event of a cancellation, a place will be offered to the next person on the waiting list. To be added to the waiting list, please send us an email with stating your Expression of Interest to We will keep you posted when the next dates are announced for this event and if there are any cancellations in the interim. All Expressions of Interest will receive a priority booking form before the course is marketed to the wider network.
Please read the Cancellation, Refund and Substitution Policy before booking your place. Places will only be provided to candidates whose employers have agreed to pay the full course fees. 

Data Protection Fair Processing Statement
LimeCulture CIC collects, holds and processes personal data relating to its students and those registering to attend workshops. These activities are carried out in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, and with our organisational Data Protection Policy. By enrolling, you give your consent for LimeCulture CIC to process your personal data. If you want to know what information we hold about you, or to opt out of any marketing communications please email To read the full statement, please click on the above link.

Course Dates and Times
The ISVA Development Programme is usually held three or four times per year, depending on the level of demand. 

The ISVA Development Programme starts at 10am and finishes no later than 4.30pm on each day of the training. Assessments are usually held at the end of the second day, so it is requested that ISVAs do not make arrangements to leave the training early unless there are exceptional circumstances that are agreed with the LimeCulture beforehand.

Our courses get booked up quickly, so we limit the timeframe available to book the ISVA Development Programme. We only operate a reservation list in exceptional circumstances. 

For course detailed dates, locations and booking click here