UK, Europe and the Americas

We have an established programme of training courses in London and are currently offering training courses in Brussels, Geneva and Washington DC. Our tailormade and group training courses are available across the UK, Europe and the Americas.

From our organisational HQ in London, UK, RedR UK works to respond to emergencies, while using our expertise to train humanitarians, engineers and many other people in the skills they need to save, change and improve lives around the world.

Our Programme
For people who have lost everything in a major disaster, humanitarian relief is often the only lifeline available. We have long known that making aid more effective, efficient and reliable will mean disaster-hit communities receive better support.
That’s why we dedicate so much time to equipping aid workers with the latest technical skills and know-how. Our UK programme trains scores of current and future aid workers every year through both introductory and specialist courses in a range of disciplines.
Our courses are renowned for their practical approach – ensuring every participant leaves with skills they can apply in real-life disaster response, as well as the confidence to put their training into practice. In a stressful emergency situation, both are vital to effective aid delivery.
Our UK and European training courses cover topics including how to effectively manage humanitarian projects, the essentials of field logistics, needs assessments in emergencies and many more besides.
We also deliver essential 'training of trainers' for people who are passing on newly-learnt skills or experience to other aid workers or community members.
All over the world, risks to aid workers are increasing, meaning that ensuring staff safety and security in difficult or dangerous locations is correctly a priority for humanitarian agencies. 
We’re continually developing our security training programme in response to needs and trends, ensuring more humanitarians stay safe in the field and aid continues to reach those who need it.
With this in mind, we have developed Mission Ready – an innovative online security training course which means aid workers and other people can develop a comprehensive safety and security skillset, without either having to fund long-distance travel, or force people to leave their vital field posts while they do so.
We are also working hard to identify, encourage and support the next generation of aid humanitarians, so aid works harder for disaster hit communities.
We are the leading provider of introductory and foundation courses for potential or newly qualified humanitarians including the popular 'So You Think You Want to be a Relief Worker?' and 'Essentials of Humanitarian Practice'. 
And we are driving the professionalisation of the humanitarian sector, by providing credit-rated courses in partnership with Oxford Brookes University.
These courses offer affordable and transferable academic recognition to aid workers, helping them gain credits towards Masters-level qualifications.
As the proportion of the world’s population living in cities continues to increase – by 2050, 70 per cent of the world’s population (six billion of nine billion people) is projected to live in urban areas – we know that across the humanitarian sector we must all rise to the challenge. 
That’s why we are running Ready to Respond, a pioneering project funded by Lloyd's Charities Trust which aims to ensure that aid agencies have the technical expertise to address the challenges of rescue, recovery and rebuilding in urban environments. 
And we are engaging with agencies based all over Europe, ensuring their workers also have the skills they need to save and improve lives wherever disaster strikes. One example is our Prepare to Respond training, which has brings aid workers together from across Europe to exchange best practice ideas, take part in placements at UK agencies and receive up-to-the-minute training in humanitarian and staff management skills.
Our training in 2014-15
  • 296 courses
  • 2,060 people trained
  • 93 per cent rated our training as ‘good’, ‘very good’, or ‘excellent’
For course information, visit our training calendar or contact us directly at

Our reputation for high quality professional training courses and capacity building services is built on years of experience.

But that’s not all. We believe the real impact of training and personal development requires complete learning programmes.


We offer a range of services including

  • mentoring
  • coaching
  • facilitation
  • skills audits
  • learning needs assessments
  • competency mapping
  • project evaluations
  • training design, delivery and review

By humanitarians for humanitarians

As a humanitarian NGO ourselves our areas of expertise extend across the sector. We have in-depth knowledge of the humanitarian sector throughout the disaster cycle, through preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.

Our training and consultancy services cover topics such as humanitarian principles and practice; Sphere; HAP; needs assessment; WASH; Shelter and camp management; field logistics; safety, security and staff welfare; disaster risk reduction; child protection, education and nutrition in emergencies.


International cluster work

We provide capacity building services to a number of clusters and are a member of the Camp Coordination, Camp Management and WASH clusters. Recent initiatives include the development of cluster coordination handbooks for the WASH and Global Education clusters; development and delivery of coordination training for the Global Education, Global Nutrition and WASH clusters; establishing a roster of WASH Cluster Coordinators now managed by UNICEF; and the development and piloting of technical trainings.


Current activities include

  • An ECHO-funded project aimed at enhancing and increasing the preparedness and response of humanitarians in new EU member states and candidate countries, run in collaboration with the Austrian Red Cross.
  • Programme Management training and coaching for the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID) staff globally.
  • Continued roll-out of WASH Monitoring Systems training for UNHCR and their implementing partners.

Past clients include

  • Cafod
  • Care
  • Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Oxfam
  • Plan International
  • Save the Children
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency