Online courses for youth workers

Have a look at the online offers to support learning and competence development of youth workers!

One goal of the European Training Strategy is to support competence development of youth workers working internationally, as well as young people in learning mobility projects. In an era where online learning becomes more and more prominent and an integral part of learning spaces, a number of online courses for youth workers have been developed. Directly connected to the ETS or not, youth workers might find here the courses that they would benefit from.

YOCOMO – an ETS online course on competence-based development for youth workers!

SALTO Training and Cooperation Resource Centre offers an online course where participants can explore and learn about competences for youth work. This course provides participants with opportunities to meet peer youth workers to discuss questions around self-assessment and how you can develop competences further.

Five modules of the course cover competence-based approach in international youth work, the ETS Competence Model for Youth Workers to Work Internationally, tools for competence self-assessment, how to use the competence model for professional development. It is a self-paced course.

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#MOOCyouth: Erasmus+ Funding Opportunities for Youth

The German National Agency JUGEND für Europa is offering a Massive Open Online Course on Erasmus+ funding opportunities for youth. This is the 6th edition of this course, which will continue being open for all year long!

Seven modules of the course cover general overview about Erasmus+ Youth, specific information about Youth Exchanges, Mobility of Youth Workers, Strategic Partnerships and Structured Dialogue.

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#MOOCsolidarity: Ready, Set, Make the change! European Solidarity Corps Online Course

The UK National Agency for Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre offers the online on the European Solidarity Corps programme. This course was launched in September last year and now has more than 1.000 learners. The course is ongoing, with the new content being added in phases.

Seven units of this course cover the general overview of the European Solidarity Corps funding opportunities, specific information about Volunteering, Traineeships and Jobs and Solidarity Projects, support measures for young people, how to obtain Quality Label, and how to apply for funding.

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The Star of Europe: digital resources for Erasmus+ Youth Exchanges

The Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) offers a very innovative platform with digital resources to involve young people throughout all the stages of a youth exchange project.

Nine learning playlists offer interactive digital content on the main steps of planning, preparing, organising, disseminating, evaluating and reporting youth exchange projects.

On this platform, you can access visuals for screens and social media, digital tools to support the process of a youth exchange project, animated videos with activities to do, tips and hints for good practices, application video tutorials, checklists for self-evaluation.

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