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Unit 1: Leadership skills required for safeguarding


Welcome to Leadership in Safeguarding in the International Aid Sector. This is the third course in a series of three safeguarding courses that were first offered on FutureLearn as Mass Open Online Courses (MOOCs). This is why some of the videos you’ll watch on this course refer to these courses as MOOCs.

These MOOCs have been adapted for learning on OpenLearn Create in order to be available for study at any time, in any place and at your pace – thereby providing great flexibility. The course consists of 8 hours of learning material, split into approximately 2 hours of learning per unit, plus time to view the recorded webinars.

Another difference is that on FutureLearn the courses were offered at set presentation times with facilitated forums. On OpenLearn Create the facilitated forums are not available because of the flexibility of start dates that are offered. But some the discussions and learning from those facilitated forums have been integrated into this OpenLearn Create course through activities and enhanced teaching content.

Course 1: Introduction to Safeguarding in the International Aid Sector and Course 2: Implementing Safeguarding in the International Aid Sector have already been hugely successful in engaging practitioners globally to improve their understanding, knowledge and skills.