Online course in Politics & the Modern World

Ideas for a Better World: Leading Change Through Policy Making

Learn how to make effective change through policymaking and develop the skills you need to work in the sector.

Ideas for a Better World: Leading Change Through Policy Making

  • Duration 4 weeks
  • Weekly study 2 hours
  • Learn Free
  • Digital upgrade Free

Find out how to start your career in policymaking

What is a policy? What policies do you care about?

This course provides an introduction to policymaking and the skills you need to work in the sector.

You’ll find out what policymaking is, why it’s important and how to make an action plan for change.

You’ll identify ways to influence the conversation around policy and the issues that matter to you.

You’ll learn how to use evidence to support policy issues and how decisions are made.

You’ll understand how to influence key stakeholders and make a positive change.

When would you like to start?

Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at young people who see themselves as future leaders in the field of policymaking.

Who will you learn with?

Richard Hill

Richard Hill

I'm an experienced leadership facilitator who specialises in helping people understand how they can make positive difference in the world.

Who developed the course?

The British Council is on the ground in six continents and over 100 countries connecting the best of UK culture with a global audience and providing high-quality English language courses.

What's included?

British Council are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get:

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible