The Diploma in Human Welfare and Management is our newly developed L3 Diploma, accredited by the Institute of Welfare and is the only nationally accredited L3 qualification in Welfare in the United Kingdom.  

The aim of the course is to provide an extensive experiential and interactive course that covers all aspects of welfare delivery to enable the practitioner to support Service Users in establishing, maintaining, improving and enhancing their wellbeing.


The course is organised into modules and will consist of lectures, discussions and group activities over the 5 days (Mon – Fri approx. 0915 – 1700). Additionally, there is some pre-course e-learning, and students will be expected to give a short presentation to complete the programme.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a separate 2 day module that is a prerequisite for the award of the Welfare Diploma and can be attended independently of the Diploma.  Diploma students must be able to evidence completion of this training no more than 30 months previous, or 6 months post, the diploma start date. 

The 2-day MHFA England training course is also provided by DMWS and is routinely offered just before/after a Diploma course.  All Diploma students will be eligible for a 10% discount on the 2 day MHFA courses that we run at our Headquarters in Andover. You can find the date of our next available course here.

Please contact us if you would also like to book an MHFA place to ensure that you receive the 10% discount on your MHFA place.

Development, Delivery and Feedback

Following our extensive review and redevelopment, we now have availability for you to apply for a place on our NEW Diploma in Human Welfare and Management. In addition to private individual attendees our customers have come from a range of organisations across all three sectors, such as:

  • The MOD
  • Help for Heroes
  • Military Units
  • The Officers Association
  • Racing Welfare (British Horseracing’s Workforce)
  • Veterans Welfare Service
  • Blind Veterans UK
  • The Salvation Army   and many more…

We are very pleased to share the following feedback:

“After attending many courses over the past 30 years this is in my top 2!” – SBSA

“The Diploma in Welfare should become the Gold standard.” – Racing Welfare
“Outstanding course and I highly recommend it to others as a strong starting point in welfare studies” – DMWS Welfare Officer

“The course far exceeded my expectations.” – Officer Association
“Excellent course, good value for money.” – Aspire

“The staff and trainers were all brilliant and I have learned loads of useful stuff that will benefit myself, colleagues and the veterans I work for” – Help for Heroes

“Excellent course with very knowledgeable trainers and thought provoking materials” – DMWS Welfare Officer

“Overall an excellent course very professionally presented and managed. I would recommend to my colleagues as a way to add credibility to our professions and obtain a qualification.” – Veterans UK

“I am proud to say I have completed the course and can recommend it to anyone in the sector.” – Racing Welfare

“This course is a must attend for those working at the coalface of Welfare support. Extremely worthwhile and enjoyable.” – RHQ Rifle

Dates and Cost

The cost of our NEW course is £2,500 and includes tuition, prerequisite eLearning and the initial annual membership fee with the Institute of Welfare (worth £70).

Refreshments and snacks are included for all breaks, own lunch can be brought or purchased locally within 1 hour lunch break.

Discount available for group bookings (between 10 and 16 people from the same organisation) – please contact us to discuss options and prices.

Got any questions?

If you cant find the answer here, please contact our training team on 01264 774008/774271 or

Unfortuantely, are no dates currently available for this course.

If you would like to enquire or express interest in future dates, please email