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The Principles of Dementia Care - Level 2 Certificate

Explore the fundamentals of high-quality dementia care

This qualification aims to assist learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of the principles of caring for those with dementia.

Dementia Care - Free Online Course - Free Courses in England

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About The Principles of Dementia Care

Qualification objectives

This qualification 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.

Dementia affects around 820,000 people in the UK

This figure is likely to rise to one million by 2025 and two million by 2051. It is one of the main causes of disability in later life and with research being desperately underfunded, it costs the UK over £26 billion a year. 

Understanding dementia and the person-centred care that is required is fundamental to high-quality care.

Who is suitable?

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

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Create a long-standing career pathway within the care industry
  • Courses are delivered as distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where to study
  • Personal tutors are assigned to ensure you have the support needed to succeed
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Eligibility Criteria

*EEA nationals will need to have obtained either pre settlement or settled status and provide evidence of this.

Receive an accredited NCFE CACHE or TQUK certificate

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The free online course is split into manageable units

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in The Principles of Dementia Care, learners must successfully complete all course units.

The aim of this unit is to enable learners to gain knowledge of what dementia is, the different forms of dementia and how others can have an impact on the individual with dementia.

 

This unit provides the knowledge and understanding required to enable the individual with dementia to experience well-being.

Learners will be able to develop their knowledge of the person-centred approach to dementia care and support.

This unit provides the underpinning knowledge required to develop awareness of differing communication needs and abilities of individuals with dementia in order to enhance positive interaction.

This unit does not assess competence.

 

This unit introduces the concepts of equality, diversity and inclusion that are fundamental to person centred care practice.

 

This unit is about knowledge and understanding of individuals who may have specific needs for receiving medication because of their experience of dementia.

Learners will develop their knowledge of these medication requirements.

This unit does not confirm competence.

 

In this unit learners will explore the different forms of behaviour and the factors that affect behaviour in someone with a dementia.

Learners will also learn how to respond to behaviour some people may find ‘challenging’ in an appropriate and supportive manner.

This unit will help learners to understand the benefits of engaging in activities to enhance physical, mental and social well-being in a diverse range of settings.

 

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The courses are designed to allow learners to fit their learning around their employment obligations and can be completed in a number of weeks or months, depending on the level. Our shorter courses are often completed within 3 weeks, whilst our longer lasting courses can take up to 3 months.

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All of our courses are accredited by UK government-recognised awarding bodies. These include NCFE CACHE and TQUK, with whom we work closely to ensure our existing courses, and all new ones, meet approved standards of excellence and are certified as such. NCFE CACHE and TQUK are national awarding organisations that design, develops and certifies nationally recognised qualifications and awards.

All qualifications are regulated by Ofqual and are the perfect way to boost any CV.

You can only take one course at a time but you can take up to 7 in one academic year.

No, there are no exams, all courses require you to complete assessment questions based on the knowledge you have just gained from the units.

The courses we offer are all funded qualifications, meaning you need to be eligible for government funding in order to secure your a place. This information is a funding requirement and proves your eligibility.

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