Title engAGEnt - Development and validation of a curriculum for vocational AAL education
Project Number DE/12/LLP-LdV/TOI/147536
Product AAL Consultant Curriculum (EN, DE, BG, EL, FR)
Title AAL Consultant Curriculum (EN, DE, BG, EL, FR)
Product Type program or curricula
With the AAL Consultant one of the main project objectives has been achieved. On its basis, harmonised, ECVET compatible training programmes can be set up across Europe, thus reducing the skills gap in the AAL sector.
On the one hand, this will improve the employability of professionals in the field and improve the employment situation in general in this area, as vacancies in this field can be appropriately filled.
On the other hand, the EU harmonised, ECVET based curriculum will support the mobility of professionals
The AAL training curriculum is the main outcome of the project. It explains the background, philosophy, purpose of the document, so that it becomes easier understandable for the reader/ potential user, how to successfully use and implement the curriculum.
The document includes an introductory part (Chapter 1), explaining the basic philosophy of the curriculum and the way it was structured and drafted.
Chapter 2 starts with some general background information on the professional profile of an AAL Consultant and continues then with an outline of the training concept on which the curriculum is based. It also explains the target groups of the curriculum, the minimum time required for carrying out the entire training programme. Moreover, it explains the relations of the document to ECVET.
Chapter 3 then describes the actual curriculum, defining the programme outcomes, providing an overview of the overall programme and its modules and learning units. This is followed by a detailed description of every module and learning unit by learning outcomes as well as estimated training time and ECVET points.
Chapter 4 then provides guidelines for the training delivery, defining the basic approach, suitable training methods, with some particular recommendation with regard to soft skills training.
Chapter 5 gives recommendations on the assessment of learning outcomes (assessment of learning units as well as final assessment).
Chapter 6 deals with learning materials and other resources needed for implementing the learning outcome based curriculum successfully.
The annex of the document includes the job role profile description of an AAL Consultant (as it was developed by the DOI project CompAAL and transferred and further adapted by engAGEnt) as well as a sample case study that can be used for both, assessing the precognition/ pre-knowledge of the students before entering the training programme, or assessing the learning outcomes acquired during the training programme after its completion.
VET and HE organisations, teachers and trainers in the field of AAL and training departments in SMEs/ elderly care centers/ nursing homes etc. will directly benefit from the curriculum as they can use it for setting up training courses/ qualification measures for the job role of an AAL Consultant
Professionals (elderly care/ health care/ ICT with health/ elderly care focus) will indirectly benefit from the curriculum as they will be able to participate in such training and qualifying themselves for the position/ job of an AAL Consultan
Area of application Vocational training