CELCIS has joined with FutureLearn, the digital education platform, for the second run of its massive online open course (MOOC) which delves into the details of the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children.
The course is free and provides participants with the chance to join over 5,000 learners from across 172 countries, who now understand just how important the UN Guidelines are when caring and protecting vulnerable children.
Starting on 19 February, it is open to everyone who is interested in, or responsible for, children's care and protection.
It only take a maximum of 4 hours a week to take part in this six-week truly interactive course. Allowing participants to learn wherever and whenever it suits them.
Course materials are available in English, with some materials available in French and Spanish.
Previous participant, Christina Baglietto (Regional Advisor for Latin America at International Social Service), commented:
"The MOOC has been a great opportunity to be able to share with stakeholders, locally in Mexico and elsewhere in the region, a training tool that reaches a wide variety of professionals, who, for many, do not have the resources, nor the time available, to access learning opportunities in their field of work.
"In the Latin American region, the MOOC has also been of particular added-value given that much training on this subject are usually limited to English and/or French. This MOOC was also available in Spanish and included experts, references and practices from the region."
Commissioned by leading international agencies, the course is run by CELCIS and delivered through FutureLearn.