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FIFA Guardians™ Safeguarding in Sport Diploma pathway

FIFA Guardians™ Safeguarding in Sport Diploma pathway

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Welcome to the FIFA Guardians Safeguarding in Sport Diploma

This FIFA Diploma pathway is for FIFA Learners.

Here you will find all the available courses that make up the FIFA Guardians Safeguarding in Sport Diploma. Four more courses are coming soon; for now you should start with Course 1.

Course 1: FIFA Guardians Safeguarding Essentials


This course is an introduction to essential safeguarding in football and FIFA member associations; the 90-minute course explains what safeguarding is, why it is important, how you can help reduce safeguarding risks and respond appropriately to any safeguarding concerns.

This course is free and you can earn a FIFA/OU digital badge and a FIFA certificate of completion for your learning. In order to take part in the course and obtain your certificate and digital badge, follow this two-step process:

  • First, register an account and login to this platform (if you already have an Open University account you can use your existing login).

  • Then, to enter the course, click the 'get started' button below and use the enrolment key, which will be sent to you by the FIFA Guardians team.

Please note: it is recommended that you do not use Firefox when registering your Open University account. Due to some display issues, users of Firefox may need to scroll down in order to complete the account registration form.

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COMING SOON: FOUR MORE COURSES There are four other courses that will be added to this website during 2021 and 2022, these will complete the FIFA Guardians Safeguarding in Sport Award pathway. The next course, Course 2, will be available soon. This course will take 12 hours to complete. You will automatically be alerted by email that this course is now available, unless you opt out of this notification when you enrol on Course 1.

  • FIFA Guardians™ Safeguarding Essentials

    FIFA Guardians™ Safeguarding Essentials

    An introduction to essential safeguarding knowledge for football and FIFA member associations.

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    1 hr

    Level 0 Beginner

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