This curriculum is based on the tasks required for Caregiving at various homes, and workplaces such as Day care centers, Children’s Homes/Orphanages, Elderly Homes, Private Homes, Hospital/Health Centers, Rehabilitation Centers, and Private Care Centers in the country and abroad.
This curriculum consists of five subjects (1) Environment, Health, and Sanitation (2) Nutrition, (3) Emergency and First Aid, (4) Hygienic Care, and (5) Maternal and Child Care.
The duration of a particular subject will be as mentioned in the course structure. There will be demonstrations by instructors/trainers and the opportunity to practice the skills/tasks, included in this curriculum, by the trainees. Trainees will practice & learn skills using typical tools, equipment, machines, and materials necessary for the program.
The aim of the curricular program is to produce and supply competent Caregivers equipped with the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for caregiving activities so as to fulfill the need for such human resources in the country.
After the completion of the program trainees will be able to:
1. Create a safe, healthy, and stimulating in home/ workplace environment.
2. Provide care for common human diseases
3. Provide nutritional services to the clients
4. Respond to workplace emergencies that need medical help
5. Carry out first aid services
6. Apply comfort measures for the clients
7. Provide hygienic care services to the clients
8. Monitor the well-being of the clients
9. Carry out maternal and child care services
Duration: The total duration of the course extends over 3 months (A total of 390 hours).
Target group: The target group for this training program will be all interested individuals with educational prerequisites of a minimum class eight pass.
Group size: The group size for this training program will be a maximum of 20, provided all necessary resources to practice the tasks/ competencies as specified in this curriculum.
Medium of Instruction: The medium of instruction for this training program will be Nepali or English or both.
The pattern of attendance: The trainees should have 90% attendance during the training period to get the certificate.
This is not a training program only for training’s sake. The ultimate success of this program will rest on the proficiency of the graduates of this training program in providing services in the community either by wage employment or by self-employment.
In order to assess the success of this program and collect feedback/inputs for the revision of the program, a schedule of follow-up is suggested as follows:-
First follow-up: Six months after the completion of the program
Second, follow up: Six months after the completion of the first follow up
Follow-up cycle: In a cycle of one year after the completion of the second follow-up for five years
Certificate requirement: The related training institute will provide the certificate of “Caregiver” to those trainees who successfully complete the prescribed course and conduct evaluation.
Individuals who meet the following criteria will be allowed to enter this curricular program:
- Minimum of class eight pass
- Nepali citizen
- Minimum of 18 years of age
Possible Areas for Job Placement
The Caregivers will be employed/self-employed in the following areas:
- Daycare centers
- Children’s Homes/Orphanages
- Elderly Homes
- Private Homes
- Hospital/Health Centers
- Rehabilitation Centers
- Private Care Centers (Entrepreneurship)
- Foreign Employment