Welcome to Unit 2 - Barriers to & Aims of EiE

This course is part of the full Education in Emergencies (EiE) Online Course

Unit 2 looks at the common barriers to education in emergencies, how these can be analyzed and different ways of considering access in order to overcome these. 

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 Is this course unit for me?

This course unit is primarily designed for education in emergencies (EiE) or education practitioners to ensure they have a good understanding of common barriers to education in emergencies and the overarching aims to overcome these. It may also serve as a useful resource for those working in other areas but wanting to improve their understanding of the sector by diving into this intermediate-level content. This unit underpins the subsequent EiE Online units but can also be used as a foundational pre-work for other trainings (including the EiE PDP Fundamentals course).

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 How will I benefit from this course unit?

On completion of this course unit you will be able to:

  • List and categorise common barriers to education in emergencies
  • Identify possible EiE response components to overcomes these barriers
  • Explain the overarching aims of EiE and provide examples of response components which contribute to realising these 

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 How long will it take?
 This course unit should take you around 6 hours to complete.

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 How much does it cost?
 This course is free!

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 Will I get a badge or certificate at the end?
 Yes - you will be able to claim your badge once you have completed  the unit.

The word START and a question mark in a circle How do I start?


Scroll to the top of the page and click on the 'Join course' button. This will take you through to the course unit content. You don't need to complete the course unit in one go - you can always continue later from where you left off.