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Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care

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QUALIFICATION and AWARDING BODY

Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care, NCFE CACHE

WHAT DOES THIS COURSE COVER?

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.

HOW IS THIS COURSE ASSESSED?

This course is assessed by portfolio/online portfolio. Each individual learner receives one-to-one support from an allocated assessor.

WHO IS THIS COURSE SUITABLE FOR?

This qualification is designed for learners who want to develop their knowledge and understanding of dementia and dementia care.

COURSE TIMINGS

This course lasts for 7 months. Start dates are available throughout the academic year.

HOW MUCH DOES THIS COURSE COST?

This course can be fully funded if students have not achieved a full level 3 qualification or higher or if their annual income from April 2022 is under £18,525.

PROGRESSION

This Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care qualification could support progression into relevant employment within the health and social care sector. 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.

 

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Course Requirements

You must be 19 or over to access this course. You may find it helpful if you’ve already achieved a Level 2 health and social care or other related qualifications.

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