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22 Apr 2021 | 14:14

A free-to-join course on sport and development, supported and delivered by a group of global partners, has been relaunched for 2021.

The open-access course ‘Sport for Sustainable Development: Designing effective policies and programmes’ has been updated following feedback from the first edition and is now available to sign up for. 

The course was initially launched in July 2020 by the International Platform on Sport and Development (sportanddev), the Australian Government and Commonwealth Secretariat to maximise the contribution sport can make to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other priorities.

Massive Open Online Course

The massive open online course (MOOC) is designed to build capacity among individuals and organisations using sport for development in their policies and programmes. More than 3,400 learners from 165 countries across six continents joined the course last year, which ran from July to December. 

The MOOC has been updated following the first edition, after which 96% of learners surveyed indicated the course had met or exceeded their expectations. Feedback from an expert reference group and through a learner survey has resulted in the following additions or amendments: 

  • A dedicated component related to sport and Covid-19 with guidance and resources.
  • Improved focus on cross-cutting issues such as human rights, gender and safeguarding.
  • Increased signposting to key initiatives, resources and tools, including other courses.
  • Enhancing the user journey and experience, taking into account learner feedback.

The updated course will start on 10th May. Visit the website and sign up.