Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care - Level 3

Course Code: SC2FE391

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Start DateLocationDuration
30/10/2019Bispham Campus20 WeeksApply
15/01/2020Bispham Campus20 WeeksApply
29/10/2020Bispham Campus20 WeeksApply

Course Overview

This qualification enables learners to develop knowledge and understanding of caring for individuals with dementia.

Successful completion of the units will allow learners to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of dementia and its effects.

The objectives of this qualification are to enable learners to understand:  types of dementia and the importance of early diagnosis, person-centred approaches in dementia care, the role of communication, interaction and inclusion in dementia care and support, the use of medication to support individuals with dementia.

Learners will be expected to attend college once a week on a Wednesday evening (6-9pm), term time only for 15 weeks.

This qualification is suitable for those who are working or volunteering within the health sector or those who have an interest of learning about dementia and therefore this will support knowledge within the learner’s role.

Entry Requirements

You must be at least 19 years old and to have completed the Level 2 Certificate in Dementia.

Qualification Obtained

Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

You will attend college for a 3 hour session on a Wednesday (6-9pm), weekly (term-time only) for 15 weeks.

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. 

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

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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