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Diploma in Curriculum Design and Development:



Renato Opertti, Coordinator

P.O. Box 199

1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland

Mail: r.opertti(at)


Training courses

The IBE prioritizes long term and intensive regional training courses, accredited by partner academic institutions or recognized by government agencies and carried out in collaboration with UNESCO Field Offices. Through the new Diploma in Curriculum Design and Development courses, based on its learning tools and thematic modules for curriculum design, the IBE contributes to the strengthening of national capacities in the field of curriculum.

Diploma in Curriculum Design and Development


The main goal of this IBE initiative is to implement innovative, sustainable and accredited capacity development programmes in the field of curriculum. The Diploma courses respond to a real need, identified by IBE and UNESCO Regional Offices, namely to enhance the capacities of Ministry of Education, officials and specialists in curriculum design and development. In the case of the first Diploma course, Ministries of Education and international organizations have covered the costs of the participation of trainees.


The Diploma course consists of an intensive face-to-face session followed by 30 weeks of online training. It is based on the IBE’s Training Tools for Curriculum Development: A Resource Pack, as well as 13 thematic modules.

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The fourth Diploma in Curriculum Design and Development in Latin Africa will start November 2014. Applications are currently being accepted for consideration.


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The fifth Diploma in Curriculum Design and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean will start September 2014.


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Diploma Alumni Network

Launched in 2014, the Diploma Alumni Network is a private community in which all graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Curriculum Design and Development continue to build on the experiences and knowledge gained through the training. Here, alumni engage with other alumni and leading practitioners from across the world to discuss the most relevant information on global, regional and local curriculum trends. Members also have the opportunity to access exclusive content and materials developed by the International Bureau of Education (IBE).


Visit this page to access the Diploma Alumni Network.