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Quality Training & Certification

EQUALvet is an Erasmus+ project funded by the European Union. EQUALvet aims for the development of a vocational training program for people with intellectual disabilities in three professions: cook assistant, gardener assistant and cleaner. The training program will follow all the requirements needed by the accreditation agencies, to lead to the certification of the professional skills of the participants.

Training in 3 Professions

In EQUALvet we aspire to increase the employment opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities by providing high quality training and certification and work customization. This initiative will start with three professions and the knowledge and tools developed will be used in the future to design training and certifications schemes for other professions as well. EQUALvet will train people with intellectual disabilities to be professionals in the field of cooking, gardening and cleaning.

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Assistant Gardener

A gardener assistant’s purpose is to assist the head gardener in raising and maintaining the standards of presentation of gardens.

Assistant Cook

A cook assistant provides support to head chefs. Cook assistants perform a variety of cooking duties, including preparing food, testing new recipes, cleaning the kitchen, plating dishes, and maintaining supplies.


A cleaner works in both a commercial or residential setting. Primary duties include dusting, sweeping, vacuuming and mopping floors, windows, furniture, equipment and appliances

Our partners have expertise in 4 areas

EQUALvet will bring innovation in the field of vocational training for people with intellectual disability through the collaboration of partners with expertise in vocational training, special education, certification and policy recommendation. The consortium is consisted by Vocational Training Center Margarita, Fundació Ramon Noguera, ARCIL, University of Girona, EASPD and TÜV HELLAS (TÜV NORD).

Vocational Training

Vocational Training Center Margarita, Fundació Ramon Noguera and ARCIL will develop the training tools, implement the vocational training and certification program and support the learners finding and completing their internships in relevant job positions.

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Special Education

University of Girona will develop the methodology the trainers will use in order to increase the efficiency of the training program. People with intellectual disabilities who will participate in EQUALvet as learners will have access to a vocational training and certification program that matches with their needs, skills and wishes.

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TÜV HELLAS (TÜV NORD) has developed an outstanding “know-how” on evaluating a professional’s competence and for that TUV is already accredited against ISO/IEC 17024 by the Hellenic Accreditation System. In EQUALvet, TÜV HELLAS will study and acknowledge the three professions, develop the schemes required to lead to the recognition and certification of the participant’s skills based on which they will be evaluated in order to document their competences.

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EASPD is the European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities. EASPD has a lot of expertise on European Policy, Innovation and Information. EASPD is committed to use and develop models of good practices to promote the respect, inclusion, rights based on effective participation and full citizenship for those it supports, following the principles enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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"Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family."

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