Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care

A new case of dementia arises somewhere in the world every four seconds. Dementia not only affects the individuals themselves, but can also devastate their family, friends and entire lifestyle. Whether you are looking to start or develop a career in the care industry, or you simply want to know more about dementia for personal reasons, this course is the perfect place to start, as it explores crucial elements of the different types of dementia. The knowledge you will gain from this course could help you care for a friend or relative with dementia and enhance your understanding of their needs and behaviour.

  • Entry Requirements

    HCUC Apprenticeships and Skills has to give priority to applicants who are in receipt of the four main benefits: Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, Universal Credit, Income Support. Training is free for people with Right to Work in the UK, proof of ID, learners or their spouses must have been a resident in UK/EU for the last 3 years. To be eligible whilst working, those living inside the Greater London Area need to earn less than £21,157.50 and for those outside the amount is £17,004.50.

    To access this course you will need:

    • Basic understanding in ICT
    • English literacy proficiency at Entry Level 3 or above
  • Cost

    *Free, subject to meeting entry requirements

  • Level

    Level 2 Certificate

  • Duration

    8-12 weeks (can be extended for those with learning difficulties – please discuss)

  • Timings

    Start anytime

  • Delivery Location

    Fully online

Next Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care course starts on:

  • Date: Start any time
  • Location: Fully online
  • Delivery type: Online

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  • Find out more about the course

    Who is it for?

    This qualification aims to provide you with the vital knowledge needed to begin tackling dementia through understanding what it is and how to support those who are affected by it. It also ensures that you will develop an essential understanding of caring for people with dementia, as well as covering the benefits of positive communication and the importance of individualised, person-centred care. This course is suitable for those working in the care profession, or anyone looking into a career in this field of work. This qualification is also suitable for home carers or anyone who has an interest in learning more about dementia.

    Benefits of this course?

    • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
    • Create a long-standing career pathway in a variety of business environments
    • Courses are delivered as a distance learning, allowing learners to choose when and where to study
    • Personal tutors are assigned to ensure learners have the support needed to succeed.

    Course summary

    Unit 1: Dementia awareness

    In this unit you will learn about precisely what dementia is, the most common types of dementia and the causal factors associated to them. Also explored is how others can have a positive impact on an individual with dementia through a variety of different techniques.

    Unit 2: Person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia

    Within this unit, you will build the knowledge and understanding required to enable an individual with dementia to experience a sense of security and well-being. The vital role of carers in such a scenario is also covered.

    Unit 3: Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia

    This unit will raise your awareness of the different communication needs and limitations of individuals with dementia in order to encourage positive interaction.

    Unit 4: Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care

    Within this unit, you will be introduced to equality, diversity and inclusion as ideas to aspire to, which are also 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 you understand the range of cutting edge medications available to, and appropriate for, individuals with dementia, exploring specific needs that individuals may have when receiving medication.

    Unit 6: Understand behaviour in the context of dementia

    Within this unit, you will look at the different behaviours individuals display once diagnosed with dementia and how to respond to particular types of behaviour.

    Unit 7: Understand the benefits of engaging in activities in social care

    In this unit, you will explore how engaging in social activities in order to enhance mental, physical and social well-being can be of amazing benefit to individuals with dementia.