Curricula work began by getting familiar with Estonian and Finnish qualification framework. We also compared selected study modules and the qualifications. The selected modules are:
- Care worker (EST): 1) Care worker activities and 2) Practical training
- Practical Nurse (FIN): 1) Nursing and care and 2) Clinical Nursing care
- Household and Cleaning, Cleaning-Supervisor (EST): 1) Basic cleaning and 2) Cleaning and tidying up
- Vocational Qualifications in Household and Cleaning services (FIN): 1) Basic cleaning and 2) Maintenance cleaning
We have shared information about what we teach and which teaching methods we have been using.
So far we have noticed that in Estonia and Finland we teach similar kinds of hygiene related issues with similar kinds of teaching methods. In Finland hygiene and aseptics in nursing is mainly taught in these selected two modules, but in Estonia these issues are taught in several modules. We discuss about curricula and the content of the digital material at Workshops, by Skype and e-mail.
The Central Baltic programme supports four priorities: 1. Competitive economy, 2. Sustainable use of common resources, 3. Well-connected region and 4. Skilled and socially inclusive region. SAFHY project falls under priority 4 Skilled and socially inclusive region and the spesific objective of this priority is ”More aligned vocational education and training /(VET) programmes in the Central Baltic region”. We are aligning two vocational curricula: Household and Cleaning, Cleaning-Supervisor EQF level 4 (EST) and Vocational Qualifications in Household and Cleaning services (FIN), and Care worker, professional standard EQF level 4 (EST) and Vocational Qualification in Social and Health Care, Practical Nurse (FIN).
SAFHY project aims to develop labour market skills in health care and cleaning services especially in the area of hygiene by cross-border co-operation. We develop and align curricula and training material to VET as well as for labour market’s needs. Training material will be based on shared best practices, national recommendations and latest research.