So You Think You Want to be an Aid Worker? (Online course)


So You Think You Want to be an Aid Worker? (Online course)

Discover the key components, principles and realities of humanitarianism. You will also have the opportunity to consider your personal motivations for entering the sector and analyze whether this is a suitable field for you. This six-hour online interactive workshop is an essential introduction for anyone interested in a career in the humanitarian sector.

You will learn about the nature of humanitarianism, its history and the standards and principles that guide work in the sector. You will hear first- hand experiences from individuals who have been involved in humanitarianism to understand the benefits and challenges of this type of work.

You will learn about recruitment trends in the humanitarian sector, learning about where to apply, and what kind of skills are in demand. We will share top tips to help you enhance your CV and effectively present your existing skills and knowledge for the humanitarian sector.


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? (We offer a 10% Early Bird discount if you register more than one month before the course)

• Standard Individual - £70 (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 limited 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.

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.

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Course Overview

Course Length
1 day
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