Foundation Skills for Social Change Certificate Programme

FOUNDATION SKILLS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME

The IFWEA Foundation Skills for Social Change (FSSC) certificate programme consists of courses which build the capacity of grassroots leaders in trade unions and community organisations. The courses, designed by IFWEA affiliates who have expertise in these fields, are user-friendly, relevant and practical. They provide course participants with theoretical and analytical skills to enhance their educational, organising and mobilising roles as grassroots leaders.

Taking education online

FSSC courses consist of a combination of online and face-to-face interactions in workshop sessions using IFWEA’s Online Labour Academy (OLA). This is a platform where educators and participants can access materials, do assignments and exchange feedback. The courses assist our affiliates to share or jointly design and run courses for grassroots leaders, helping them to take on new challenges facing the labour movement. The courses have been piloted by different affiliates to test curricula, methodologies and materials.

 Who are the FSSC programmes for?

The courses are targeted at grassroots leaders to reflect on and enhance knowledge and skills at the foundation level, primarily through interaction and sharing.

How does the programme work?

  • The duration of each FSSC course is 24 hours. Six hours are allocated to practical exercises. The course can be taken online with other enrolled participants or run in a face-to- face session with participants in the same location
  • The flexibility of the course is that it can be run over a time span convenient to the participants. It can be run in any language as the course is online and much of the text can be translated by simply using Google translate
  • The materials and resources can also be swopped for ones in a language that participants understand – especially when they are doing this as part of a group in an organisation.

FSSC certificates

Certificates are issued online by the IFWEA Secretariat on completion of a course, indicating that the participant has accomplished the learning objectives of the selected course. The certificate also acknowledges that the participant has, in the process, contributed to the building of a global knowledge community of worker educators through sharing their experiences and understanding of the course topic.

How do I sign up?

To explore OLA and register as a participant, go to our Home page and follow the instructions. Please note –  to register on OLA you must have a working email account.

 Contributing to the FSSC certificate programme

If you have an innovative course to offer that targets grassroots leaders, IFWEA offers financial support to design and pilot the course on OLA.

Contact

Renaldi Prinsloo (IFWEA Education Online Curriculum Developer) at renaldi@lrs.org.za

Courses for 2019. Click on the brochure, or on the course name for details:

Brochure

View Foundation Skills Courses for 2019

Courses

ACTIVIST ECONOMICS: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF SUSTAINABLE PROSPERITY AND POWER

CREATING GENDER EQUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE

FILM CLUBS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

HOW TO CREATE AN ONLINE COURSE

PHOTOGRAPHY CLUBS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

PARTICIPATORY LEARNING METHODS: AN INTRODUCTION TO WORKERS’ EDUCATION

STUDY CIRCLES: A FACILITATOR’S GUIDE

THEATRE FORUMS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP