CMC Finland’s E-learning Platform
Most courses organised by CMC Finland involve 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.
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 UN BSITF and ASITF online courses (Basic and Advanced Security in the Field). The courses take about 14 hours to complete.
The EU requests those being deployed to an EU missions to complete the eHEST course or equivalent (electronic Hostile Environment Awareness Training). The course is, however, in being phased out during 2016 and a certificate is no longer awarded for the completion of the course. Finnish experts being deployed to EU, UN or OSCE missions must complete the UN BSITF and ASITF courses.
Those taking part in CMC Finland’s basic civilian crisis management trainings, such as the EU Concept Core Course, must complete the UN BSITF and ASITF as pre-course tasks.
There is an abundance of online courses, ranging from courses which take a few hours to complete to full Masters degree courses. One good catalogue of online courses is provided by UNITAR. Some others can be found in the attached list