Safety and Hygiene - safer environment

P4 Skilled and socially inclusive region

4.2. More aligned vocational education and training (VET) programmes in the Central Baltic region

Southern Finland - Estonia

01.09.2015 - 31.12.2017

€1 184 999

€921 249

Project Summary:

The project SAFHY aims at developing labour skills of cleaning service and health care services in Estonia and Finland by aligning curricula and training material both for vocational education as well as the labour market. The project promotes learning and professional skills in these two sectors to reduce hygiene risks and infections while increasing safer environments in health care and cleaning services.

Health care and hygienic cleaning together is one of the highest topic in the whole world and its importance is increasing because of Ebola-type infections. The project promotes using digital network solutions for developing skills and avoiding global diffusion of these diseases. In practice the project improves two curricula and training methods for vocational education. The project also designs and implements pilot education to health care and cleaning services by using digital learning platform. 

As a result of the project aligns and enriches two curricula and produces cross-border multilingual digital learning material for students both in cleaning services and health care. Digital learning material improves students’ skills considering hygiene and safer work environments as well as language skills. It also improves their competencies to enter the profession of their choice. Digital Learning material gives multilingual support for learners and teachers and even more for working leaders and workers. Development of working and language skills and also those better matching working opportunities have strong impact on increasing social inclusion.

Lead Partner

Keski-Uudenmaan koulutuskuntayhtymä

Country: FI

Partner budget: 480.000 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 360.000 EUR ERDF

Project Partners

Osuuskunta Digital Robot Finland

Country: FI

Partner budget: 380.000 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 285.000 EUR ERDF

OÜ Puhastusekspert

Country: EE

Partner budget: 108.333 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 92.083 EUR ERDF

Tartu Health Care College

Country: EE

Partner budget: 108.333 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 92.083 EUR ERDF

Järvamaa Kutsehariduskeskus

Country: EE

Partner budget: 108.333 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 92.083 EUR ERDF

Associated Partners

Mestaritoiminta Oy Järvenpään kaupunki

Country: FI

SOL Palvelut Oy

Country: FI

Nurmijärven kunta

Country: FI

Järvenpään kaupunki

Country: FI

Tartu University Hospital

Country: EE

AS Järva Haigla

Country: EE

Achieved results

Project result in category -
Aligned vocational education and training programme

Aligned curriculum and training material about skills of cleaning service and health care services in Estonia and Finland

The SAFHY project compared and aligned two vocational education and training curricula from the hygiene point of view.

In the field of cleaning services, two modules of the curriculum for Cleaning supervisor in Estonia were aligned with the modules of study programme Specialization in Cleaning Service /Site Facilities Operative in Finland.

To align the hygiene aspects in nursing and health care curricula in both countries, selected  modules concerning care procedures in the curriculum  of Care worker (EST) were aligned with the modules in curriculum for Practical nurse (FIN).
Project developed significant amount of digital learning materials for cleaning and healthcare specialities on the subject of hygiene. Learning materials can be used in Finnish, Estonian, English and Russian in order to support the learning of different groups of students. Digital learning materials include 21 topics for the health care sector, 27 topics for the cleaning sector, 5900 photos, 120 videos in 4 languages. The material contains text, learning tests, videos, photos and a professional vocabulary. Digital learning material was developed for VET institutions and work places.

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digital learning materials in 4 languages (et,fi,en,ru)
21 topics for the health care sector
27 topics for the cleaning sector
120 videos in 4 languages 
2 moduls if 2 national curricula compared and aligned


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