About the course
Dementia is one of the main causes of disability in later life, and cases are rising â€“ by 2051, it's expected that two million people in the UK will have dementia. If you work with people with dementia, it's important that you understand the condition and know how to provide the best possible care for each individual.
In our level 2 Principles of Dementia Care course, you will learn all about approaches to dementia care. You'll gain insight into how dementia affects the way people behave and interact, as well as how best to communicate with people who have dementia.
Learners must meet the following eligibility criteria to access this course:
- Age: Learners must have been at least 19 years of age by 1 August 2021 (if you are aged 19-23 years you must already hold a full level 2 qualification i.e. 5 x GCSE's grade A*-C / 4-9)
- Nationality: Learners must have lived within the EU for at least the last 3 years
- Learners will be required to complete an electronic enrolment form.
- Learners must undertake a maths and English skills checker. (initial online course only)
- Learners will be required to attend an online induction session via zoom.(initial online course only)
- Apprenticeships: Please contact us regarding the funding rules for apprentices
NCFE/CACHE Level 2 qualification
What you'll learn (core modules)
This course explores the following:
Unit 1: Dementia awareness
This unit explains what dementia is, the most common types of dementia and the causes associated with them. It also looks at how other people can have an impact on an individual with dementia.
Unit 2: Person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia
Your learners will look at the knowledge and understanding required to enable an individual with dementia to experience well-being. The role of carers is also covered.
Unit 3: Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia
Your learners will gain awareness of the different communication needs and abilities of individuals with dementia in order to encourage positive interaction.
Unit 4: Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care
Your learners will be introduced to equality, diversity and inclusion, which are 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 your learners understand the medication available to and appropriate for individuals with dementia, and explores the specific needs that some individuals may have when receiving medication.
Unit 6: Understand behaviour in the context of dementia
Your learners will look at the different behaviours of individuals with dementia and how to respond to certain types of behaviour.
Unit 7: Understand the benefits of engaging in activities in social care.
This unit explores how engaging in social activities to enhance mental, physical and social well-being can benefits individuals with dementia.
How will I be assessed?
This qualification is assessed via an internally assessed portfolio of evidence which is submitted to your tutor using the online portal.
Where is the course delivered? (facilities/classrooms)
- All learning is completed online at a time that suits you without the need to attend college.
- At the start of the course and you will be allocated a designated tutor who will support you through your qualification.
Where will this course take me?
Once you have completed your course with us, you may feel that you would like to progress with your studies or develop skills in another area and take up another course. Please select the link below to view all our other online courses:
How much will it cost?
The course is fully funded and there are no associated costs with completing this course*
However if you start and not complete this course there will be a charge of £125
*The course is fully funded subject to the individual being over 19 and having lived in an EEA country for the last 3 years
I'm interested. What should I do now?
Please select "apply online" and complete the application, once we have received this, we will contact you with further enrolment information.
Days & times
Please contact us for dates and further information