CMC Finland’s E-learning Platform
Most courses organised by CMC Finland involve Moodle e-learning both before as well as during the face-to-face training. Access to the e-learning platform is provided to course participants several weeks prior the start of the course. Often there are compulsory pre-course tasks which must be completed and submitted in the e-learning platform in advance. It also gives the students an opportunity to meet virtually, discuss and ask questions before the start of the course. The online facilities are available to the course participants also after the training for a year.
Anyone looking to take part in a civilian crisis management mission must ensure that they are aware of the risks involved in working in a mission area and have the basic skills to deal with possible threats. Those being deployed to a UN mission must complete the BSAFE online course. This replaces the previous BSITF and ASITF courses. It takes about 3 hours to complete the BSAFE course. The EU requests those being deployed to an EU missions to complete the eHEST course or equivalent. Those being deployed to EU Delegations should complete the BASE and SAFE courses.
There is an abundance of online courses, ranging from courses which take a few hours to complete to full Master’s degree courses. One good catalogue of online courses is provided by UNITAR. Some others can be found on the ENTRi website.