Training for University Staff & Higher Education

Training for University & Higher Education Staff

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

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

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 Fees
The cost of the SVLO Development Programme is £1010 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 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.

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

Expressions of Interest
Once the course is full, delegates wishing to book can be added to the Expressions of Interest list and offered a place 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 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.
Terms and Conditions
This course is accredited by an independent awarding body, NCFE, and you will be required to successfully complete each of the 2 modules. Places will only be provided to candidates whose employers have agreed to pay the full course fees. 
If you are unable to attend either of the dates above, please let us know as soon as possible. We will do our best to provide you with alternative dates where possible but this is dependent on availability and it is important to note, that as our courses are often fully booked, you may have to wait to attend a missed module with an alternative cohort. Therefore, we strongly suggest that you make every effort to attend each module on the dates above, unless there are extenuating circumstances which prevent you from attending.

Certificates of accreditation will only be awarded to those who have successfully completed both modules.
Click here to view our Cancellation, Refund and Substitution Policy

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 & 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 link below for course details, dates, locations and online boooking.

Course Booking
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

For course details, dates, locations and booking click here