Title EQUIP II (European Education, Competences and Qualifications in Home Care for Older People II )
Project Number 2010-1-FI1-LEO05-03052
Product Home Care Competence -test
Title Home Care Competence -test
Product Type website
Home Care Competence Test is a self-assesment test for different groups. Home Care Competence Test (an electronic questionnaire) tells the user how their own competences meet the demands of the qualifications in different countries. Their training needs and lacks of competences can be shown and the further education plan can be designed. The test gives feedback and advice. It can be printed out or sent by e-mail for further discussions with vocational and EURES counsellors.
Home Care Competence Test will be transfered to demands of Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria. The test will be available on the internet.
Description The test and comparisons can be found on www.equip2.net
For individual students and employees the test will enable the assessment of their own competences showing the needs of training, education and expertise. It will help them to formulate their personal study plan or personal development as a worker in home care.
For individual students and employees the test will enable the assessment of their own competence profile showing the needs of training, education and expertise and helping them to formulate their personal study plan or personal development as a worker in home helping services and elderly care
For policy makers, the tools are a resource for improve, target, and develop the services for old people and the staff skill, making use of best practice across the EU .The work will make a contribution to European education policy in the fields of EQF, ECVET, Europass and EU service directive
For educators and teachers, the tool will inform their planning implementation and review of professional qualifications and life long learning, in the light of European requirements for best practice.
For practitioners, the tools enable them to compare their qualification with the requirements in an other European country
For employers, the tools enable them to judge the applicability of qualifications from other countries in EU.
For vocational teachers, the test helps to guide the exchange students, who are studying in the country or abroad. The test can help teachers to develop their work and understand home care work in other countries.
For EURES and vocational counsellors, the test is a tool to guide their clients and students.
The test visualizes content and competences of home care work and hence increases appreciation of home care work.
The families with parents who need care at home, will have a chance to check the care services as well as care workers for their qualifications and competences.
The results of EQUIP II- project are:
1. A Home Care Competence test in new participating countries, in Bulgarian, Greek and Turkish
2. Home care test is updated in old EQUIP-countries
3. Information about education and qualifications about new Equip II –countries
4. A comparison of qualifications, education and good practices in home care
Area of application
Product Languages English