So You Think You Want to be an Aid Worker? (Online Course) - now 30% off


We are now offering 30% off this online course! Please select the '30 percent off ticket' at the checkout on Eventbrite.

Discover the key components, principles and realities of humanitarianism and learn how you can tailor your CV for the sector.

This six-hour online interactive workshop is an essential introduction for anyone interested in a career in the humanitarian sector.

You will hear first hand experiences from individuals who have been involved in humanitarianism, learn about the nature of humanitarian relief, and look at the skills you have to bring to the sector.

You will also have the chance to go through the application process for the humanitarian sector, learning about where to apply, and what kind of skills are in demand. We will support you to adapt your CV and existing skills to match humanitarian language. The course will also advise you on further routes of study to inform your career as an aid worker.

What does the course cover?

  • The disaster cycle
  • Codes and standards in humanitarianism
  • Humanitarianism in practice
  • The humanitarian sector
  • CV-writing for the humanitarian sector
  • Employment, volunteering, internship, and training resources and opportunities
  • Personal stories and experience.

Click here for the full course agenda .

HPass Badge

Upon completion of the course participants will be eligible to apply for a HPass Badge, a digital indicator of achievement, and a way for participants to demonstrate their skills and experience in the humanitarian sector. You can find more information on HPass Badges here.

How much does the course cost?

• Standard Individual - £80 (for those funding themselves)

• Standard Organisation - £150 (for those being funded by an organisation)

Who should attend?

This course is designed for those with a general understanding of the humanitarian sector and an interest in a humanitarian career. Those with no previous experience or knowledge in the sector are also welcome to attend, but are expected to complete two short preparatory exercises (details provided after registration).

Where is it hosted?

This online course is hosted on Zoom and the best experience is available by joining via the Zoom app. Participants may join the training via a browser, although the browser offers limited access to some of the interactive features of the training. Participants will receive instructions on how to join the module after registration.

Any questions? Check out our Terms and Conditions here, or 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 UK is committed to try and make reasonable adjustments to support your needs, please email training@redr.org.uk at any stage of the booking process to talk directly to RedR UK about your needs.

Course Overview

Course Length
6 hours
£56.00 - £150.00
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