- health and social care
- public health
Mode of study:
Healthcare providers are always looking for candidates who have completed dementia training. UK and international learners will be making the perfect first steps towards a career in the health and social care sector by completing our Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care.
This qualification ensures that learners develop an essential understanding of caring for people with dementia, and covers the benefits of positive communication, use of medication and importance of highly individualised, person-centred care.
Upon completion of their dementia training, UK and international learners could go on to study our Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care.
Unit 1: Dementia awareness
This unit explains what dementia is, the most common types of dementia and the causes associated with them. It also looks at how other people can have an impact on an individual with dementia.
Unit 2: Person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia
Your learners will look at the knowledge and understanding required to enable an individual with dementia to experience well-being. The role of carers is also covered.
Unit 3: Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia
Your learners will gain awareness of the different communication needs and abilities of individuals with dementia in order to encourage positive interaction.
Unit 4: Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care
Your learners will be introduced to equality, diversity and inclusion, which are all important when practising the person-centred care approach.
Unit 5: Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach
This unit will help your learners understand the medication available to and appropriate for individuals with dementia, and explores the specific needs that some individuals may have when receiving medication.
Unit 6: Understand behaviour in the context of dementia
Your learners will look at the different behaviours of individuals with dementia and how to respond to certain types of behaviour.
Unit 7: Understand the benefits of engaging in activities in social care
This unit explores how engaging in social activities to enhance mental, physical and social well-being can benefits individuals with dementia.
Career Opportunities & Further Study
Possibility of getting in a higher level distance learning course in a similar field.
Online learning materials with online assessment
Paper based learning materials and paper based assessment
Paper based learning materials with online assessment
There are no specific entry requirements for this course; however, learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy or equivalent.
Our Level 1 and 2 distance learning courses are free if eligible for government funding if you meet the following criteria:
- Must be aged 19 and over as of 31/08/19
- If aged 19-23, you must hold a full Level 2 qualification or above (five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C/9-4, two or three AS Levels, one A Level, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2). If aged 24+ no qualifications are required.
- A resident in the UK for the last 3 years
- Not enrolled in any other distance learning course with us
How To Apply
Use the below link to apply for the above course.