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Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care

Course overview

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.

Learning Aim

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 personcentred 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.

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.

Learning outcomes

A statement of what a learner will know, understand or be able to do as a result of a process of learning. As well as achieve a NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care which is an nationally accredited and recognised qualification.

Course content unit 1

This unit contains five sections:
Section 1: Understanding Dementia
Section 2: The person-centred approach to dementia care
Section 3: Equality, diversity and inclusiojn
Section 4: Person-centred approaches to the administration of medication
Section 5: Extension activites

Course content unit 2

This unit contains four sections:
Section 1: Factors that can influence communication
Section 2: Behaviour in the context of dementia care
Section 3: Benefits of engaging in social activities
Section 4: Extension activities

Course code

3526


Awarding Body

NCFE/CACHE


Duration of course

6-weeks


Number of assessments

2-units


Delivery method

Online or Paper-based


Assessment method

Portfolio of evidence which is marked via an assigned tutor. Assessing knowledge/understanding. All units must be assessed in line with the Assessment Strategy.

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