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Training for A-typical Caregivers


About This Course

This platform is part of the Eldicare project and includes the learning material, created by the consortium.

The training programme consists of two curricula.

a)      A-typical Elderly Care Givers (EQF Level 4) and

b)      Elderly Care Sectoral Providers (EQF Level 5)

This material is openly accessed by any person that serves as atypical caregiver or by anyone who is interested upon these thematic fields.

The first curriculum “A-typical Elderly Care Givers (EQF Level 4)” has a total duration of 53 hours and consists of the following Units:

Unit 1: Core knowledge of elderly healthcare, first aid and quick understanding of symptoms

This unit will be focused on health-related skills and healthy activities, first aid and safeguarding and biography, issues and symptoms.

Unit 2: Information Handling, Data Analytics - IT skills and Digital skills

This unit will be dedicated to the Information Handling, Digital and IT skills and to introducing Administration Systems & Data literacy.

Unit 3: Communication, judgement, interpersonal & relevant soft skills for the elderly caregivers

The main components of this unit will be: Communication & social skills, collaboration, interaction & empathy and interpersonal skills - emotional care.

Unit 4: Problem solving, Managing Critical situations & Dealing with Grief

The main elements of the 4th Unit will be: Problem Solving, Responding to Critical Situations / Safeguarding and Dealing with loss & engaging with welfare.


The learning objectives of this curriculum are:

        To acquire basic knowledge of conditions, health and safety issues (triggering issues and symptoms)

        To familiarise with handling of information, ICT skills & basic administration systems (documentation and record keeping)

        To enhance communication, empathy & interaction in multicultural environments and between care givers and elderly people

        To improve problem solving skills, as well as safeguarding & management of critical situations (learning to deal with grief and loss)


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Course Staff

Eva Vaiouli, Project Coordinator, AMC S.A & AKMI

Ms Vaiouli holds a BA in International, European and Regional Studies from Panteion University of Social and Political Science of Athens and she is currently studying for her MSc in European Policies in Education, Research and Training at Piraeus University of Athens. She is a native Greek speaker, fluent in English and French. She is working at the European Department of AKMI Metropolitan College as Projects Coordinator. She has an extensive experience in project management of international and EU-funded projects in the fields of social policy and education and training. Finally, Mrs. Vaiouli is a member of Greek Red Cross, where she is voluntarily offers social services.

Vasiliki Karababa, Educational Projects Consultant, AMC S.A

Ms. Karababa holds a BA in History and Archaeology from Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki and a MA in International and European Studies in Education, Training and Research from University of Piraeus in Athens. She speaks English and Italian. She has an intensive working experience in implementing EU funded projects, in education consultancy, and in the cultural sector. She has voluntary work experience with social vulnerable groups and youth. At the moment, she works as an Educational Projects Consultant at AKMI S.A.

Eva Salmatani, Assistant Project Manager, KMOP

Ms Eva Salmatani holds a BA in Sociology, from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences and an MA in Health Promotion and Education, from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Her experience in the implementation of EU funded projects (Erasmus +) started with an internship at the Institute of Preventive Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Health, Prolepsis. Currently, she works as Assistant Project Manager at KMOP in the Unit of Health Promotion. Combining sociological thinking into health promotion, her research interests vary between different social issues including health inequalities, physical activity promotion, migration, active ageing, mental health and wellbeing. She has volunteered as well, in humanitarian organisations due to the refugee crisis and also, in athletic events such as running races. She is a native speaker of Greek, fluent English speaker and has basic knowledge of German

Savvoula Oikonomou, Project Manager KMOP

Ms Oikonomou Savvoula has 7 years of working experience in managing and implementing EU funded programs (Erasmus+, Europe for Citizens). She currently works at KMOP as Project Manager. Her projects are dealing with healthcare, ageing, wellness, social inclusion and skills development. Her previous professional background was on implementation of European projects focused on the inclusion and integration of young people, refugees and elderly as well as communication and dissemination. In the field of project management, previously she has worked at the Institute of Research and Training on European Affairs and at the International Relations Office of the University of Piraeus. With respect to her education, she holds a BA in International and European Studies and a MA in Regional and Local Development from Panteion University of Social and Political Science of Athens, School of Economy and Public Administration. She is a native Greek speaker, fluent in English, with some basic knowledge of German and French.

Evie Lazaridou, Project Manager, AKMI S. A

Ms. Evie Lazaridou works as a Project Manager of European Projects in AKMI S.A. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and is currently engaged in a master’s Degree in Analysis and Implementation of Social Policy in Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. She has an extensive experience in project management of international and EU-funded projects in the fields of youth work, non-formal education and training, international development and humanitarian aid. She is fluent in Greek (mother tongue), English, French and Spanish

Peter Kevern, Professor of Values in Health and Social Care, Staffordshire University

Dr Peter Kevern is Professor of Values in Health and Social Care at Staffordshire University, where his research centres on the role of ethical, cultural and religious values in social care policymaking. His particular interest is in issues at the interface between cultural or religious values and ageing, and he has published widely in this field. He has worked on European research and development projects to improve training in dementia care and on ways to empower older people in residential care settings. He is an Associate Director and lead for the Healthy Living workstream in the Centre for Health and Development (CHAD), a collaboration between the University and local government health and social care providers.

Edward Tolhurst, Lecturer in Health Research, Staffordshire University

I am a researcher in the field of ageing and care. My key focus within this field is the experience of dementia and how this is shaped by relationships and wider social and cultural factors. Through my research I aim to obtain an enhanced relational perspective of dementia that addresses the challenges encountered by people with the condition and also informal carers. My teaching responsibilities, across undergraduate and postgraduate levels, include module leadership for Research modules. I am the course leader for a Master’s programme in Medical Education. In terms of my external roles, I am also Coordinator of the European Sociological Association’s Research Network on Ageing in Europe. My research, teaching and external commitments are therefore complementary elements of my academic career.

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