Novum Learning does not publish courses in some topic areas or may publish only under certain criteria. Subject matter may be excluded due to concerns that it is considered either harmful or offensive to students, or because it is otherwise inconsistent with the values and spirit of Novum Learning.

We recommend that you reach out to the Trust & Safety team before building a course on any of the following topics to ensure it will be eligible for publication. Please include as much detail as possible. 

It is the instructor’s responsibility to ensure their course follows the letter and the spirit of the policy when submitting to the Quality Review Process. While the Trust & Safety Team will guide instructors around smaller fixes, extensive coaching on how to build or update a course is not available.

Restricted topics

Nudity and sexually explicit content

Nudity and sexually explicit content or content with implied sexual activity are not permitted. 

Dating and relationships

Content on attraction, flirtation, courtship, etc. is not allowed. 

Weapons instruction

Content providing instruction in the making, handling, or usage of firearms or air guns is not permitted.

Violence and bodily harm

Dangerous activities or behaviour likely to impact health or result in injury cannot be shown. Glorification or promotion of violence will not be tolerated. 

Discriminatory language or ideas

Content or conduct fostering discriminatory attitudes based on a group characteristic such as race, religion, nationality, disability, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation will not be tolerated on the platform.

Animal cruelty

Activities or behaviour likely to impact health or result in injury cannot be shown. Glorification or promotion of violence towards animals will not be tolerated. 


Illegal or unethical activities

Content must be in accordance with any applicable national law. Activities which are illegal in many jurisdictions may also be disallowed, even if permitted within the uploader’s country of residence.

Examples that are not allowed:

  • Directions on cracking software access
  • Instruction in doxxing or other forms of harassment

Misinformation and misleading content 

Instruction which is intentionally misleading or that promotes ideas in opposition to the consensus in scientific, medical, or academic communities should not be posted.

Sensitive or otherwise inappropriate topics or language

As a global learning platform with learners ranging from casual hobbyists to professional enterprise customers, we must take into consideration many sensitivities when evaluating content. 

We will examine not only the kind of topic under discussion but also how those topics are presented. When providing instruction on a sensitive subject area, ensure that all associated course materials treat that subject with care. Avoid language and imagery which is inflammatory, offensive or otherwise insensitive.

Content for young people

Novum Global is not currently set up to support underage learners. Persons under the age of consent (for example, 13 in the US or 16 in Ireland) may not use the services. Those under 18 but above the age of consent may use the services only if a parent or guardian opens their account, handles any enrolments, and manages their account usage. 

As such, please ensure any subject matter oriented towards young students is clearly marketed to parents and guardians who will be supervising their learning. See Section 1 of Novum Learning’s Terms of Use to learn more.