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Essentials of Humanitarian Practice (with credit-rated option)

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Essentials of Humanitarian Practice (with credit-rated option)

Are you ready for the realities of relief work? Essentials of Humanitarian Practice will give you an insight into life working in the field. This workshop also aims to increase your understanding of the characteristics of emergencies induced by natural disasters and conflict and the requirements for an effective humanitarian response. You will learn how to work in a team in an emergency environment and identify individual responsibilities.

Practical learning is at the heart of the course. During the week, we will put you at the centre of an emergency response in an engaging simulation. This will challenge your motivations and beliefs, giving you firsthand understanding of what it is like to work in the field. You will also have the chance to explore your own motivations for engaging in humanitarian work..

What does the course cover?

  • Humanitarian context

  • Concept of humanitarian principles

  • International humanitarian system

  • Accountability

  • International law

  • Needs assessment

  • Individual responsibility

  • Potential impacts and dilemmas of humanitarian response

  • Cross-cutting themes such as gender, culture and security

  • Reflection on your own motivations and competencies for relief work


By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Explain the characteristics of natural disasters and complex emergencies

  • Describe the different activities required for a comprehensive response to an emergency situation

  • Analyse the roles and relationships of humanitarian agencies and the people affected by disasters

  • Describe and apply international legal instruments and humanitarian principles to a humanitarian response

  • Discuss potential impacts and dilemmas associated with humanitarian responses

  • Apply skills of teamwork, coordination, communication and cultural sensitivity in a simulation environment

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key skills, personal attributes and competencies required for an effective humanitarian response

  • Reflect on and evaluate your individual performance in relation to these key skills, attributes and competencies

  • Identify further personal development steps

The credit-rated assessment:

The Certificate in the Essentials of Humanitarian Practice is a competency based, assessed course worth 10 Masters level credits that can be transferred to the Masters in Development and Emergency Practice (DEP) from Oxford Brookes University or other similar postgraduate qualifications.

Please note there is a 15% additional fee to take the course as credit-rated. 

Course structure:

Registration will take place from 8.45 am the Monday morning. The course will run from 9 am and conclude at 5.30 pm daily. Each day is broken up into four sessions, separated by an hour lunch break and coffee/ tea breaks in the morning and afternoon. 
From the second day, each day begins with a review of the topics covered the previous day to ensure that the concepts, tools, and frameworks are fully understood. Every day ends with a period of reflection, evaluation, and questions.

Participants will be actively encouraged to participate in classroom discussions and group work. The trainer will draw on both theoretical and practical knowledge in order to make the experience and learning applicable to the realities of the humanitarian sector.

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.

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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.

Course Overview

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Course Length
5 Days
Location
London
Timezone
Europe/London
Price
£649.00 - £1211.00
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