SAFERPLAY is a European project, funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus + programme, which has as main objective to develop a BOC (Badged Open Course), on innovative training in the design, installation and maintenance of safer and challenging play areas.
This course is intended for architects, designers and landscape architects, installers and maintainers, manufacturers of playground equipment and surfaces, play areas risk assessors and inspectors, students and teachers involved in recreational and leisure activities, local and regional public administration, consumer authorities, and bodies in charge of recreational and leisure activities in schools, kindergartens, hotels, etc.
In addition to training, this innovative tool will provide interactive forums for users to facilitate the exchange of experiences and collaborative learning.
The project aims to promote the creation of the SAFERPLAY community, encompassing a multidisciplinary group of professionals dedicated to the design, installation and maintenance of playgrounds.
A BOC is a pioneer and innovative VET (Vocational Education and Training) tool for its open, free educational resources and open access.
It will be available in Spanish, English, Portuguese, Czech, Croatian and German.
The developed technology allows access to the course through any device, PC, mobile phone or tablet.
1. Training in the design of play areas, intended mainly for professionals involved in design, such as architects, designers and landscape architects, students and trainers, manufacturers, and local and regional public administration.
2. Training on installation, inspection and maintenance of play areas, and intended mainly for installers and maintenance companies, manufacturers, risk evaluators and play inspectors, local and regional public administration and consumer authorities , and organizations in charge of leisure and recreational areas.
These two routes will be taken by different learning paths and students may choose modules from any of the itineraries according to their interests and needs. Once students finish a module, they will be rewarded with a diploma. At the end of the course according to the established itinerary, they will get a final diploma.