CELCIS, working in partnership with the University of Strathclyde and taskforces comprising of international child care agencies and NGOs, have developed a number of short massive open online courses (MOOCs). Each course runs from one to six weeks and are delivered free and online through the Futurelearn platform.
Who are the courses for?
Each course is designed to develop and enhance the knowledge and skills of practitioners, managers, policymakers, or anyone with an interest in the care and protection of vulnerable children and their families.
How are courses delivered?
Each course has been designed to develop and enhance the knowledge and skills of participants to uphold the rights of children through a range of participatory and interactive learning methods, including storytelling, discussion boards, short films, interviews with experts from across the world, and quizzes. The wide range of learners enables contribution on an international scale and across a wide breadth of professional and personal experiences, meaning knowledge and experience can be expanded upon and applied to the contexts of children’s lives, and practice to uphold rights around the world. Participants are encouraged to take part in discussions and forums, to share experiences, ask questions, and connect with other joiners. They are supported by world renowned course leaders with extensive practical experience in the subject matters. The courses are provided by CELCIS, The Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection, The University of Strathclyde and Future Learn.
This course considers what we mean by risk and vulnerability, and is ideal for anyone supporting children and young people. The course covers attachment, development, communication, love and much more. We will think about how children grow and develop, and how we can provide them with meaningful relationships.You'll consider different possible interventions including Children's Hearing System.
This course will enhance your understanding of the heightened protection risks and vulnerabilities that children face globally during the COVID-19 pandemic. You will learn how to adapt child protection case management and discover why it’s vital that child protection caseworkers and other service providers work in partnership to make sure there is a collective response to protecting a child.
Based on UN Guidelines, this course will help you gain insight into how the unnecessary placement of a child in alternative care can be prevented and how children and young people who are leaving care can best be supported. This course is designed for practitioners and policymakers from both state and non-state bodies and anyone working in providing services around children’s care.
This course is about the care and protection of unaccompanied and separated refugee and migrant children who are moving across and between countries. Developed to engage all those working in or with an interest in alternative care and humanitarian response, this course will provide an understanding of the risks and vulnerabilities that unaccompanied and separated children on the move face.
FutureLearn was launched in 2013 and successfully partners with top international universities, specialist organisations and cultural institutions to offer online courses and degrees. They have attracted over seven million learners from around the world.
They offer a wide variety of courses - general skills based courses, professional and academic accreditation courses and full online degree courses - and they cover subjects as diverse as sustainable fashion to Robotics.