Essentials of Humanitarian Practice (with credit-rated option)


Essentials of Humanitarian Practice (with credit-rated option)

Event Description

The overall aim of the course is to improve the quality and professionalism of humanitarian action by deepening understanding of the modern humanitarian context, fundamentals and practical realities.

What does the course cover?

  • Humanitarian Landscape/Lessons from the past
  • People, Power and Vulnerability
  • Working in Humanitarian Teams
  • National Context & Disaster Management
  • International Humanitarianism & Law
  • Coordination Structures and International Coordination Systems
  • Participation and Accountability
  • Cash & Livelihoods
  • Humanitarian Standards
  • Food Security & Nutrition
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Emergencies (WASH)
  • Ethics & Decision Making
  • Protection Programming
  • Logistics & Telecommunications
  • Education in Humanitarian Action 
  • Health in Humanitarian Action 
  • Quality Humanitarian Programming
  • Emergency Needs Assessment
  • Media & Communications


How much does it cost?

Individual: £721 (please email training@redr.org.uk to access this ticket)

Organisation: £1211

Plus, receive 10% off the course fee when booking at least one month before the start of the training.*

*applies to both individual and organisational tickets

**discount percentage is based on a Standard Organisation or Standard Individual ticket cost


The Credit-Rated Assessment:

This course has an optional credit-rated assessment component which will earn you Master's Level university credit through Oxford Brookes Univeristy. Only those who have paid the additional credit-rated fee beforethe course and completed the post-course assignment will receive the Oxford Brookes certificate. You can pay the fee at any point prior to the course start. You’ll have 3 months after the course to complete the assignment. Find out more about the Oxford Brookes certificate and other RedR UK accreditation and certification options here.

Credit-Rated Fee:

Individual - £274

Organisation - £347


Who should attend?

This course is suitable for people with a range of different backgrounds and levels of humanitarian experience. This includes future humanitarians wanting to understand more about working in international disasters and humanitarian emergencies, and to see if this sector is right for them. EHP is also designed for experienced technical specialists currently working in humanitarian or development contexts who want to deepen their understanding of humanitarian foundations, context, coordination mechanisms, and emerging issues and trends. 

EHP is a pre-requisite for joining the RedR Australia deployment roster.

RedR UK is committed to making our courses accessible to any organisation, regardless of size. We offer course scholarships for eligible participants who meet specific criteria. For more information on RedR Scholarships and how to apply, please click here.


Any questions? Check out our FAQs here and our T&Cs here.

If you have any questions about this course or require further information, please contact training@redr.org.uk.

In case of any complaints, please email complaints@redr.org.uk

RedR UK is committed to making sure everyone’s needs are met, including people of different genders, ages and disabilities. If you have any specific access requirements or learning needs RedR are committed to try and make reasonable adjustments to support your needs, please email training@redr.org.uk or phone 0207 840 6000 at any stage of the booking process to talk directly to RedR about your needs.


RedR UK is an HPass accredited organisation. Our courses adhere to HPass quality standards of best practice in humanitarian learning and assessment.

To find out more, please follow the link onto the HPass website.

Course Overview

Course Length
5 days
£721.00 - £1211.00
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