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FIFA Guardians™ Safeguarding in Sport Diploma

FIFA Diploma

What is the FIFA Guardians™ Safeguarding in Sport Diploma?

This FIFA Guardians Safeguarding in Sport Diploma is a series of five online courses designed to support the work of Safeguarding Officers in FIFA Member Associations: it aims to develop a group of trained safeguarding professionals within football. These Safeguarding Officers will be identified as ‘FIFA Learners’ who will participate in 72 hours of learning across the five courses. They will also benefit from additional support that includes:

  • A series of programme-wide webinars delivered on specific themes.
  • An online discussion forum led by experts.
  • Feedback on assessment tasks for each course.
  • Participation in FIFA Guardians residential safeguarding workshops.

As a Safeguarding Officer you can collect up to five ‘Digital Badges’, one for each of the five courses you successfully complete. FIFA will award the FIFA Guardians Safeguarding in Sport Diploma qualification to those who complete all five courses and fulfil the requirements of the additional support.

Course 1 of the Diploma – the FIFA Guardians Safeguarding Essentials – is your first step. This short 90-minute course gets you started and your first ‘FIFA Guardians Safeguarding Essentials Digital Badge’ will be awarded when you complete the course.

If you achieve the full Diploma you will be recognised by FIFA as a leader in creating a safe and supportive environment for everybody in football, especially children. After completing the Diploma, you will have an in-depth knowledge of your safeguarding responsibilities, how to apply them in practice, and how your own values and behaviours influence the raising of safeguarding standards in football.

What will you learn?

At the end of the FIFA Guardians Safeguarding in Sport Diploma you will be able to explain, apply and evaluate:

Supporting safeguarding

Supporting safeguarding

Strategies to influence and secure the support of individuals within your organisation to promote safeguarding.

Engaging external stakeholders

Engaging external stakeholders

How to engage with external stakeholders and partners to develop an effective safeguarding culture.

Developing policies and procedures

The process of developing and implementing effective safeguarding policies and procedures.

Identifying and managing risks

Identifying and managing risks

How to effectively identify and manage safeguarding risks.

Approaches to safeguarding concerns

Approaches to safeguarding concerns

Approaches to identifying, reporting and managing safeguarding concerns.

Developing professional skills

Developing professional skills

The development of your professional and transferable skills.

Watch the video below which explains how safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility. It’s up to us!

Course 1

Course 1

FIFA Guardians™ Safeguarding Essentials

Are you involved in football in a voluntary or paid role either for FIFA, a Member Association, a club, or as a coach, manager, referee or through another important role such as a physiotherapist or medic? Then this short course is designed to support people like you. The course is divided into three 30-minute sessions for you to study at your own pace.

As a FIFA Learner your registration will be approved by FIFA and you will receive personal sign-in details to Course 1 – the FIFA Guardians Safeguarding Essentials – via email. The ‘Get started’ button below takes you to the same sign-in place provided in your confirmation email.

Course 2

FIFA Guardians™ Starting Your Safeguarding Journey

As a FIFA Learner you must successfully complete Course 1 before starting Course 2. Course 2 supports those who are new to their safeguarding role or wish to build on their knowledge. It is approximately 12 hours of online learning to be completed at your own pace over a recommended six-month period. Course 2 helps you continue your safeguarding journey, exploring key safeguarding principles and includes:

  • building support for your early work in safeguarding
  • assessing and prioritising safeguarding risks
  • developing your organisation’s safeguarding policy, procedures and guidance
  • safeguarding reporting and your organisation’s response to concerns.

As a FIFA Learner, your registration will have been approved by FIFA and you were sent personal sign-in details via email including an enrolment key. You will need to use the same enrolment key code for Course 2 – FIFA Guardians Starting your safeguarding journey.

The ‘Get started’ button below takes you to the course homepage where you will need to sign in. If you have forgotten your sign-in details then use the ‘Reset password’ link which you can find on the sign-in page.

FIFA course 2

Coming soon:
THREE MORE COURSES

There are three other courses that will be added to this website in the coming months; these will complete the FIFA Guardians Safeguarding in Sport Diploma pathway. In the time between courses, FIFA Guardians webinars will be held to support your learning and development. The next course, Course 3, will be available in early 2022. This course will take 24 hours to complete. You will automatically be alerted by email when this course becomes available unless you opt out of this notification when you enrol on Course 2.

Open Learners
Open Learners

Coming soon:
THREE MORE COURSES

There are three other courses that will be added to this website in the coming months; these will complete the FIFA Guardians Safeguarding in Sport Diploma pathway. In the time between courses, FIFA Guardians webinars will be held to support your learning and development. The next course, Course 3, will be available in early 2022. This course will take 24 hours to complete. You will automatically be alerted by email when this course becomes available unless you opt out of this notification when you enrol on Course 2.