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Principles of Dementia Care


Type: Part Time

Subject: Distance Learning

Level: 2

Start Date: 31 August 2021

Fee: 0

What can this course lead to

On successful completion of this qualification, you could progress to:

– Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

– Level 3 Diplomas in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England

Course Length

Up to 16 weeks.


Level 2

Who is it for

This qualification aims to assist learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of the principles of caring for those with dementia. It covers areas such as person centred care, the influence of positive communciation 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 underpinning knowledge and understanding needed for those working in, or towards, a dementia care role.

What is covered

You will study the following:

– Dementia awareness

– The person centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia

– Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia

– Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care

– Understand the administration of medication to invdividuals with dementia using a person centred approach

– Understand behaviour in the context of dementia

– Understand the benefits of engaging in activities in social care

Interview Skills Assessment

You will be assessed via a portfolio of evidence.

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