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FIFA Guardians™ Safeguarding Essentials

FIFA Guardians™ Safeguarding Essentials

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  • 2 hours study
  • Level 0: Beginner
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    • Welcome to Safeguarding Essentials

      This course is for Global Football Community Learners and Open Learners. It is part of the FIFA Guardians Safeguarding in Sport Award.

      This course is an introduction to essential safeguarding knowledge for football and other sports. The course explains what safeguarding is, why it is important, and how you can help reduce safeguarding risks and respond appropriately to any safeguarding concerns.

      It is divided into three 30-minute sessions for you to complete at your own pace. The course explains how safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility. It’s up to us! 

      It is important to know that completing this education programme will not guarantee sporting environments and activities to be 100% safe for children and young people. Inappropriately designed programmes and poor operational management can put children and youth at risk of harm. We hope that by taking this course, risk of harm can be identified and reduced and that everyone can participate in sport in a safe and supportive environment, free from all forms of harassment and abuse.

      If you have a concern about the content of this course you can report it by clicking on the 'Report a concern' button.

      This course is free and open to all, and though you are welcome to study it without enrolling, you will need to log in to be able to complete the declarations and survey and access the content. 

      If you also want to take the end-of-course quiz and earn a FIFA/OU course certificate and digital badge for your learning, you will need to do the following:

      1. Enrol on the course. Once you have done so, you’ll be returned to this screen.
      2. Complete (a) the two declarations about your eligibility to study the course and (b) the pre-course survey below.
      3. Complete the course content to the end. Ensure that every section has been completed and has a blue tick next to it. In the final section, click on the EXIT COURSE button to go to the end-of-course quiz page.
      4. Score 70% or higher in the end-of-course quiz. If you don’t pass it first time, you can retake the whole quiz again as many times as you need until you do pass.

      Please note: This course is for Global Football Community Learners and Open Learners. If you are a FIFA-approved learner, you need to enrol on the FIFA Learner pathway.


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      By studying the course you will have the opportunity to gain a digital badge – you need to click on the ‘Enrol’ button to be able to do the quizzes and earn the badge.

    • This course is part of a collection

      This course is part of a collection

      This course is part of a collection of courses called FIFA Guardians™ Safeguarding in Football Award. There are 5 courses in this collection so you may find other courses here that maybe of interest to you.

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    • Course learning outcomes

      As a result of studying this course, you should be able to:

      • Describe what is meant by safeguarding in football.
      • Recognise safeguarding risks in football and how you can help to reduce risks.
      • Understand how to report safeguarding concerns so that they can be responded to properly. 
      • Start making plans for how to take your next steps in safeguarding.


    • Course dates:

      First Published 22/01/2021.

      Updated 25/04/2024

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    • German David Lizarazo

      German David Lizarazo19 June 2024 5:50

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    • Samuel Kgole

      Safeguarding course

      Samuel Kgole19 June 2024 9:51

      I want finish the my course thy dont be mark to other questions

    • Charlene Viti Lockington

      Safeguarding

      Charlene Viti Lockington18 June 2024 12:50

      Very learned indeed and has broadened my knowledge.
      Vinaka

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    About this course

    • 2 hours study
    • Level 0: Beginner
    • Gain a digital badge

    Ratings

    4.2 out of 5 stars

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    You can start learning at any time. By signing up and enrolling you can track your progress and earn a Statement of Participation upon completion, all for free.

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