Conservation Volunteers in Kenya

Gain Academic Credit while Volunteering

The first-ever fully accredited International Volunteering Diploma 

We've created a new fully accredited International Volunteering Diploma. That means you can gain academic credit while volunteering with Projects Abroad. Improve your resume while making an impact

We’ve formed an exclusive partnership with the Centre for Global Citizenship Studies (CGCS), experts and specialists in the international development field. Together, we’ve designed a bespoke, fully accredited Level 3 International Volunteering Diploma, especially for Projects Abroad volunteers! 

 

 

Experiential Learning 

Distinguish your University applications with field experience! Our international volunteer opportunities for teenagers are centred around experiential education--education through experience. It’s simply the best way to learn! 

By completing this course, volunteers will develop the knowledge and skills to:

Understand the cultural, social, political and religious impacts of volunteering
Understand the implications and responsibilities of local laws and the rights of the individuals in the country of your volunteer placement
Identify relationship issues due to workplace culture, language, workload and cultural norms

 

 

 
How does it work? 

The Diploma is split into five modules. Three of which are done before you start your project, one on your project and the fifth and final when you return home. You can do each module at your own pace and since it's all online you can fit the learning around your schedule. We've also made the course interactive so you can engage with other volunteers who are doing the course at the same time as you.

The course costs $475. All your assessments are reviewed by external examiners, meeting the criteria required by the UK's Department of Education. 

 

 

 

How can I transfer my academic credit?

The Diploma is split into five modules. Three of which are done before you start your project, one on your project and the fifth and final when you return home. You can do each module at your own pace and since it's all online you can fit the learning around your schedule. We've also made the course interactive so you can engage with other volunteers who are doing the course at the same time as you. 

The NOCN Level 3 Diploma in International Volunteering is a 41 credit (TQT) of 410, including 173 Guided Learning Hours (GLH). In the UK, it is the equivalent of 16 UCAS points. In Europe, this qualification would equal 20-21 academic credits.

In the US, this qualification may be equal to 10 academic credits. Please check with your college or university to confirm how many credits would be transferable. 

 

 

 
Topics Covered 

 

  • MODULE 1 - Preparing for an International Volunteering Placement - 6 Credits

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding cultural differences
  • Safeguarding and protecting children’s rights
  • Managing placement challenges
  • Project planning, delivery, and evaluation
  • Mindfulness and reflection during project placement

 

  • MODULE 2 - Planning for an International Volunteering Placement - 4 Credits

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding your own motivations
  • Understanding skills relevant to international volunteering
  • Developing a placement plan
  • Presenting a placement plan
  • Participation in a small-scale local community project
     
  • MODULE 3 - Fundraising for an International Volunteering Placement - 9 Credits

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding the components of a fundraising strategy
  • Developing a fundraising strategy
  • Implementing a fundraising strategy
  • Evaluating the efficacy of a fundraising strategy

 

  • MODULE 4 - Undertaking your International Volunteering Placement - 20 Credits

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participation in your volunteer placement
  • Understanding the culture of your community
  • Reviewing and evaluating key personal targets
  • Completion of community research project
     

 

  • MODULE 5 - Evaluating your International Volunteering Placement - 2 Credits

Learning Outcomes:

  • Reflecting on your volunteer placement
  • Effective responses to global issues
  • Evaluating project design
     

Got a question about academic credit?

If you want to add a diploma to your volunteer project please let us know. 

Speak to one of our experts on: 

(+1) 619 320 2424

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