Principles of Dementia Care - Level 2

Course Code: SA1FE044

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
11/01/2021Community Based10 Weeks / £811.00 Apply
28/09/2021Community Based10 Weeks / £811.00 Apply

Course Overview

This qualification will enable you to develop knowledge and understanding of the principles of caring for those with dementia. 
It covers areas such as person-centred care, the influence of positive communication methods, issues relating to the use of medication for those with dementia and the importance of providing appropriate activities.

The qualification doesn't infer competence in the work role, but can be used to support the underpinning knowledge and understanding needed for those working in or towards a dementia care role.

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care you will be required to successfully complete 7 mandatory units:

  1. Dementia awareness
  2. The person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia
  3. Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia
  4. Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care
  5. Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach
  6. Understand behaviour in the context of dementia
  7. Understand the benefits of engaging in activities in social care

The course is delivered remotely and with both the opportunity to study during the day and in the evening. The evening course runs for 12 weeks with 3 hours of scheduled contact time each week. The daytime course runs over 10 weeks with 3.5 hours of scheduled contact time each week.

You will be assigned a subject specialist course tutor who will deliver the live scheduled sessions. The tutor will also be available for weekly support and to guide you from the beginning to the completion of your qualification.  

Entry Requirements

No previous training or experience is required for this programme but you must be over 19 on the 31 August before the course start date.

Qualification Obtained

Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care

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Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

The course is delivered remotely and with both the opportunity to study during the day and in the evening. The evening course runs for 12 weeks with 3 hours of scheduled contact time each week. The daytime course runs over 10 weeks with 3.5 hours of scheduled contact time each week. Within these sessions there will be tutor delivery, question and answer, discussion, observation, group work tasks and individual tasks. It is expected that you will complete a minimum of 3 hours independent study, each week, outside of the class to complete your assignments. 

You will be assigned a subject specialist course tutor who will deliver the live scheduled sessions. The tutor will also be available for weekly support and to guide you from the beginning to the completion of your qualification.  

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All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

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