Level 2 Principles of Dementia Care

The free distance learning Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Care course is suitable for candidates who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of the condition of dementia, and of how to apply the principles of person-centered dementia care.

You will study units such as dementia awareness, how to care for and support individuals with dementia, communication and interaction, administration of medication and behavioural context.

Duration Course Duration: 12 weeks
Level Course Level: Level 2
Fees Course Fees: Free

On the free distance learning Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Care course, you will learn the following units:

  • Unit 1: Dementia awareness
  • Unit 2: The person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia
  • Unit 3: Factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia
  • Unit 4: Equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care
  • Unit 5: Administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach
  • Unit 6: Behaviour in the context of dementia
  • Unit 7: Benefits of engaging in activities in social care

Due to the nature and course delivery of distance learning we require all applicants to hold a minimum of English Literacy Level 1 or equivalent. 

If you are between 19-23 years of age you must also have already achieved a full level 2 qualification (or higher) or 5 GCSE Grades A*-C/Grade 9-4.

We will require evidence of this in order to receive funding for you.

If you are unsure of your level of literacy, please let us know.

 

Each candidate is required to give written responses to questions, which will be submitted to a qualified script marker to assess. These responses can either be handwritten in the assessment booklets, typed using electronic templates, which are provided at induction, or typed using our fully online EQUAL platform. Candidates are issued with workbooks or online materials to assist with assessments.

You will be required to submit 3 assessments each taking 4 weeks to complete.

Upon completion, you will receive a paper certificate through the post.

This course is currently being subsidised by the college and is, therefore, free of charge at present UNLESS you fail to complete it; in which case you will be liable to pay £85 to cover the cost of materials.

Courses are fully funded subject to learner eligibility and changes in government funding. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss the eligibility criteria otherwise we will confirm eligibility upon receiving your application.

Awarding Body Information

For further information about the course and to see the course specification, please visit the awarding body’s website www.ncfe.org.uk and search for the course code: 600/6355/5 or click here.

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