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Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

Dementia affects around 820,000 people in the UK with the figure estimated to rise to one million by 2025. It is one of the main causes of disability in later life and dementia care costs reach over £26 billion a year, in the UK. Understanding dementia and the person-centred care that is required is fundamental to high-quality care.

This qualification aims to provide an overview of the principles of caring for those with dementia, including key areas such as such as person-centred care, the importance of positive communication methods and appropriate activities.

This course is suitable for those who are looking to start and career, or those who are already employed in an adult health and social care role.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course has flexible start dates throughout the year.

The flexibility of the course allows you to learn at your own pace and is estimated to take up to 123 study hours to complete.

What will I study?

You will gain the underpinning knowledge and understanding needed to be able to work in a dementia care role.

Topics covered include:

  • Understand the different forms of dementia
  • How to support individuals through person-centred care
  • Knowledge and understanding of care
  • Positive communication methods
  • Issues around the use of medication

How is it assessed?

This is an online distance learning course which is assessed through a series of online assessments.

Full tutor support will be provided by the College throughout the course and you will be able to contact your tutor via telephone and email.

You will complete the course on an interactive, online learning platform and upon successful completion you will be awarded with a nationally recognised qualification and a certificate of achievement by CACHE NCFE.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

No previous qualifications are necessary, although some basic computer skills are required.

This course is suitable for anyone who is already working or looking to secure a role in this industry or those wishing to progress onto further education.

What are the course fees?

Our distance learning courses are free to those who meet certain eligibility criteria*.

To be eligible for funding you must be:

  • A UK resident
  • Aged 19 or over (those aged 19-23 must have already achieved at least a full level 2 qualification)

*The college will carry out a simple funding assessment to check eligibility.

Please note, there will be a charge of £90 if you do not complete the course.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

This course provides fantastic progression on to further distance learning courses depending on your career aims, such as the level 2 Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care or level 2 Understanding Behaviour that Challenges qualifications.

Take a look at our full range of distance learning courses here.

I'm interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

Ref: Mark Carragher/Claire Walsh

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