What are the learning standards?
The Humanitarian Learning Standards aim to improve the quality of learning for people involved in humanitarian action, and so allow them to be more effective in helping communities who are vulnerable to or affected by crises.
The standards provide criteria to measure the quality of learning for people involved in humanitarian action. You, the learning provider, can use them as a basis for checking your performance and to guide improvements.
Who are these standards for?
These standards are for organisations, companies, departments and institutes who provide learning services to anyone involved in humanitarian action in whatever capacity.
Overview of standards
- Standard 1 – Analysis
Relevant learning needs are identified and prioritised
- Standard 2 – Design
Learning programmes are designed and prepared according to identified needs
- Standard 3 – Delivery
Learning programmes are delivered effectively
- Standard 4 – Assessment
Learning is assessed against the learning objectives
- Standard 5 – Resources
Resources for learning programmes are appropriate,
sufficient and well managed
- Standard 6 – Communication
Communication effectively supports learning services
- Standard 7 – Administration
Administration systems effectively support
- Standard 8 – Evaluation and accountability
The quality of learning services is maintained and improved.
Each standard has associated key actions.
Explore the standards and key actions in DETAIL: Humanitarian Learning Standards.
Download the Handbook below.
There is also a Quality Manual, which will tell you how to measure and show evidence of key actions. Learn more in Quality Assurance Mechanism.