Almost one in five women over the age of 16 has experienced stalking, as well as almost one in ten men. Being stalked can be incredibly frightening and having professional, trained staff is key to ensuring survivors get the right support.

Safer Places is home to one of the biggest stalking advocacy services in the country and is now offering a Level 4 Qualification, accredited by the University of Hertfordshire for professionals to qualify as an Independent Stalking Advocacy Specialist (ISAS). 

How long is the course?

The time-frame to complete the course, including assessment is 12 weeks. There are 8 training days in total. THIS IS CURRENTLY BEING DELIVERED ONLINE.

What will I learn?

The ISAS qualification gives professionals already working in the field of domestic abuse expert knowledge on stalking and how to support victims and survivors. Stalking is one of the key predictors of future homicide, behaviours include fixation and obsession of the victim, these behaviours can lead to serious psychological implications for victims and survivors. This specialist course will help practitioners to understand the in-depth nature of stalking and how to support victims and survivors.

Topics include:

  • Stalking behaviours
  • Stalking Legislation
  • Cyberstalking
  • Perpetrator typologies and behaviours
  • Impact of stalking
  • Risk and Safety Planning
  • Police and CJS
  • Civil Protection Orders
  • Role of Stalking Specialists

Who is the Course for?

This is a level 4, 15 credit course designed for anyone who supports victims of stalking or wishes to increase their understanding of stalking and the impact of stalking on victims and their families. One year’s experience working with victims of domestic abuse and stalking is desirable.

There is one assessment to complete in the form of a question and answer workbook.

As the course is level four there is a requirement to complete roughly 80 hours core reading and independent study.

Upcoming Training


The dates for the next ISAS qualification are as follows:


10 - 4


10 - 4


10 - 4 


10 - 4


10 - 4 


10 - 4


10 - 4


10 - 4


How much does it cost?

The cost of the online ISAS qualification is:


We can offer a payment plan where you can pay in installments, if interested please email [email protected]

How do I book?

Please complete the learning application form to register your interest and one of the trainers will be in touch to complete an individual learning plan. 

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions or would like to hear about our other training. After you complete this form you will receive an email from the training department, please check your spam/junk folder. 

 Complete Learner Application Form