Migrants are often employed under semi-legal or even illegal conditions, partially because they are missing a formally recognized certificate in the host country or partially because they have never been formally trained for care work. Unfortunately, there doesn’t exist any formally recognized training qualification on a very low training level (EQF Level 1) that (low-qualified) migrant care workers could access. This is why the MtC-project team decided to design such a qualification description, using the ECVET methodology which promotes transfer, recognition and accumulation of an individual’s learning outcomes.
The training toolkit is developed in a way that it is flexible and can be tailored to the needs of each country (home service vs. residential service) and to the specific training setting (formal vs. non formal) of each partner. The training is tailored to the needs of individual (low-qualified) migrants, enhancing their key competences in the care service sector, training as well their literacy, numeracy and digital competences. The Toolkit consists of three main tools:
1. Skills Assessment Tools:
Skills assessment tools enable the recognition and validation of skills acquired through informal and non-formal learning and former work experience. A qualification matrix is developed in accordance with EU ECVET guidelines regarding validating learning and skills.
2. Training Materials: Specific technical and intercultural training materials are developed that includes teaching modules on topics such as: National Health Care System, Role of Health and Social Care Worker, basic human body and common conditions (Aging, Dementia, Sensory loss etc.). An important focus is set as well on training activities for empowerment, intercultural bias, employment rights and proffesional development.
3. Work-based Language Course:
Given the need of language competences in a specific working area that requires the knowledge of a work based vocabulary, a work based language online course offered on a Moodle platform is developped in all partner languages. The course is oriented on real-life work situations, providing a list of useful vocabulary and sentences for specific workplace situations. Find a demo-version of the course here:
If you want to implement the course in any of the partner country’s languages, please contact with the project coordinator.
The Toolkit will include materials to organize the implementation of the training tools, such as workshop plans, evaluation tools and templates and the toolkit will be delivered in English and in the respective languages in order to be used by other national or regional training providers.