Title Launching of Sector Skills Alliance for Training & Apprenticeship of Health Care and Food Supplements Salespersons
Project Number 540170-LLP-1-2013-1-TR-LEONARDO-LMP
Project Type Development of Innovation
Country EU-Centralised Projects
The H-CARE project is addressing the following target audience:
• Unemployed graduate adults (18+) who want to obtain up to date knowledge, skills and competencies
• Current employees in Health Care & Sales establishments seeking enhancement of their career.
• VET training centres
• Trade companies (SMEs) in the field of Sales of Health Care and Food Supplements.
The fastest growth in Health Care Jobs is concentrated in Health Services field and 19%of all health care job growth from 2004-2014 will be in the Health services (Source: BLS, Career Guide to Industries; Health care jobs projections from 2004 through 2014). Following the identified gap between the needs of the market and available, but not relevant, VET courses, the project intends to develop innovative blended training programme for Vocational qualification of a new job profile "Health Care & Food Supplements salespersons" targeted to unemployed people (18+) or current employees in the Health Care sales sector.
The H-Care blended VET training programme is consisting of 9 training modules, developed as cross-sector alliance collaboration namely:
M1. Health Care Introduction & Health prevention recommendations;
M2. EU and National legislative framework
M3. Trading with medical devices and Assistive technologies
M4. Trading with food supplements
M5. Communication & Work with disabled customers
M6. Sales management skills
M7. Entrepreneurship skills
The content of modules was preceded by exhaustive research and need analysis report, deployed in the partner's countries (TR, BG, RO,AT).
This project is dedicated to development of innovative and practically oriented training curriculum for Health care sales sector stakeholders, who offer products and services of assistive technologies, medical devices and food supplements.
Its core objecting is to introduce training on Health care and food supplements salespersons, through VET blended learning curriculum that embraces the use of a wide range of training approaches, such as e-learning, group work and apprenticeship, which will bring the acquired skills and knowledge into the tangible practice.
This novel way of cross-sector collaboration aims to ensure that the learner (trainee) will be able to gain competences and skills in a way that will be beneficial for both: the learner and the clients with disabilities, who in a short term period will take advantage of high quality offered services. The learners have direct access to training material even when being on the job. At the same time by using the newly developed curriculum of this project, the employers in health care sales and food supplement sector will save time and financial resources because all project results will be provided for free of charge for non-commercial use.
Utilization and distribution of results
Recognition, transparency, certification
Open and distance learning
Access for disadvantaged
Human Health and Social Work Activities
Other Service Activities
Administrative and Support Service Activities
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Information and Communication
procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
open and distance learning
material for open learning
program or curricula
description of new occupation profiles
transparency and certification
WP1_DEL._1.3 Project steering group minutes
WP2_DEL._2.1 SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRES all languages
WP2_DEL._2.2a_e executive summaries of DEL.2.2 all languages
WP2_DEL._2.2 Consolidated findings report
WP3_DEL._3.2 Set up of the Open distance learning platform
WP4 DEL._4.2 H-CARE EQAVET tool
WP5_DEL 5.1 Occupational core profile
WP8_DEL._8.2 Project website