Welcome to the Child friendly schools course. This online self-study course is presented as part of the Global Capacity Development programme for Child Friendly Schools (CFS), developed by the UNICEF Education Section in New York, in collaboration with regional and country offices. 
This is a single elearning module. The full course - only availabe on the Agora platform - includes additional modules and resources. 

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Is this course for me?
This course is suitable for anyone interested in learning more about the Child Friendly Schools initiative, a core component of UNICEF's programme in the field of education.  

The module was originally developed for UNICEF staff.

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How will I benefit from this course?
On completion of this course you will:
  • apply the concepts and principles that are the foundation of the CFS model
  • recognise CFS as a dynamic model that charts out a pathway to quality enhancement in education that is flexible enough to be applied to development as well as emergency situations
  • gain the technical knowledge, programme skills and aptitudes to support the planning and implementation of the CFS model of education, as well as its mainstreaming into the national education policies and plans
  • become familiar with key reference documents and resources to support the application of the CFS model.
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How long will it take?
 It should take you about 2 hours to complete this course

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How much does it cost?
 This course is free.

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Will I get a certificate at the end?
 Yes! You will be able to download a certificate after you have completed all the modules and the feedback form.

The word START and a question mark in a circleHow do I start?
 Click on       Join        button on this page. This will take you through to the course modules. Don't worry, if you stop a module halfway through, you can always continue later from where you left off.