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About the course

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.

Entry requirements

All students will be required to attend an initial induction session at the start of the course and you will be allocated a designated tutor who will support you through your qualification. The induction is designed to give the learner the best possible start and due to the funding process for these courses you will have to complete some enrolment forms and complete an initial screening for Maths and English. The induction is an integral part of the course and can take up to 2 hours. The induction will take place at West Suffolk College in Thetford. 

Qualifications

NCFE/CACHE Level 2 qualification

What you'll learn (core modules)

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 Individuals with Dementia Using a Person-Centred Approach 

Understand Behaviour in the Context of Dementia

Understand the Benefits of Engaging in Activities in Social Care


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)

After the initial induction session all learning is completed online at a time that suits you without the need to attend college

Where will this course take me?

Once you have completed your flexible learning 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 see our website for more details

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


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