To take the course, you will need to log-in at the online learning platform of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, where the course is hosted.
If you do not have an account, you will need to create one. If you already have an account, you will find the course under your "Suggested learning opportunities".
Before you launch the course:
- Make sure your Internet browser does not block pop-up windows (click here for help).
- Make sure you have MS Word or OpenOffice, Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash Player (version 8 or above).
To start the course:
- Click on 'Add' in the 'Required Training' box, and on the next screen
- Click on 'Launch' in the 'Online Training in Progress' box.
After the course:
Once you have finalised all of the modules you will be able to print a Certificate of completion. Before printing it, you may want to modify the "Page" and/or "Print" settings of your Internet browser to hide the URL address from the header and footer of the page.
The course brings the Handbook to life through the use of realistic scenarios, helping the learner to get acquainted with its core messages and to understand how to use it holistically.
The course will be beneficial to anyone involved in humanitarian response: from people new to Sphere principles and standards to experienced humanitarian workers who already work with them but may appreciate tips on how to use them better.
Among the key aspects of humanitarian work explored by the course are: accountability to affected populations, needs assessments, response coordination, impartiality and non-discrimination, keeping populations safe from harm, "building back safer" and looking after oneself as a humanitarian worker.