TENDERNESS FOR LIFE – T4L


An Erasmus + Project – Strategic Partnerships for Vocational Education and Training, financed by the European Commission.

Duration: 30 months (1 October 2018-31 March  2021)

The aging of the population, both at national and European level, creates an increased demand for medical and social services aimed at the older people as well as an increased demand of care specialists.

This aging process is parallel to an accelerated pace in technical development and modernization of the day-to-day life associated with a growing educational and professional level, which changes both the characteristics of the older people for whom these services are created and the profile of the skills and qualifications required for the care providers in this domain.

The Tenderness for Life project aims to address these changes through a detailed analysis of the contemporary older people profile and an analysis of the skills that an old age care worker should have in order to meet their needs.

The project aims to develop an alternative curriculum centered on a humanistic approach to the competences acquired through the educational process and on the increase of digital competencies for the caregivers.

The specific obiectivesof the project are:

-Identify the new job profile and competences for old age care, which is emerging from the contemporary changes in the care services

-Develop a multimedia training course to enhance the competences of low skilled old age care workers to perform a better job role, to address care organisations’ needs and to complement the initial qualifications of these care workers

-Pilot the B-learning training course for old age care workers

-Create a good practices guide on humanist approach to support old age care settings

The target groups which take part in the activities of the project are:

  • Partner’s staff members:
  • Care& VET providers
  • VET Trainers/ Teachers
  • Elderly care workers
  • Experts and other stakeholders
  • Policy and decision makers

The project will have the following results:

  1. Identification of the new job profile and list of competences for old age care
  2. Creation of 1 competences assessment online and face-to-face tool
  3. Elaborate 1 user manual for the assessment tool
  4. Create a conjoint and modular training course focused on a humanistic approach of care,including related materials(presentations,worksheets,group activities, quiz ), with a minimum of 25 hours length
  5. Develop 1 multimedia training course, including audio locution and design, available in a Learning Management Platform
  6. Pilot 1 training course in each country, including testing the online assessment tool, for a total of 48 learners
  7. Elaborate 6 country reports for piloting
  8. Elaborate 1 executive summary about the pilot reporting
  9. Create a good practices guide about a humanistic approach,integrating some results from the testing phase of the tools and their added value

The partnership is the following:

Anziani E Non Solo Sc (Italy)

Coordinator
Email: progetti@anzianienonsolo.it
Telephone: 0039059645421

AsociatiaHabilitas – Centru de ResursesiFormareProfesionala (Romania)
Email:asoc.habilitas@yahoo.com
Telephone: +40757022383

CYPRUS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY CUT(Cyprus)

Email: administration@cut.ac.cy

Telephone: 0035725002500

APROXIMAR- COOPERATIVA DE SOLIDARIEDADE SOCIAL, CRL(Portugal)

Email: tiago.leitao@aproximar.pt

Telephone:00351 966106006

OMNIA THE JOINT AUTHORITY OF EDUCATION IN ESPOO REGION (Finland)

E-mail: sampo.suihko@omnia.fi

Telephone: 00358 50 5518119

European Association for Social Innovation (Romania)

E-mail: easi@easi-socialinnovation.org

Telephone: 00351 939619873

MERSEYSIDE EXPANDING HORIZONS LIMITED (United Kingdom)

E-mail: annabellan@expandinghorizons.co.uk

Telephone: 0044 151 3300552

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