Dementia Care
Level 2

This Level 2 course provides learners with the key principles in supporting and caring for those with dementia, enabling them to actively assist individuals with the condition using appropriate methods.

  • Learn about factors that contribute to effective dementia care
  • Gain a practical insight into effective social and medical treatment
  • Understand more about the benefits of a person-centred approach
  • Discover how interaction and active engagement provides relief for individuals with dementia
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  • Price (incl. VAT)
    £299.00
  • Course duration
    16 weeks
  • Recommended study
    10 hours per week
  • Study requirements
    No existing qualification required
  • Success rates
    94% of our learners pass
  • First-class support
    Online and by phone
  • Assessments
    7 to pass
  • Qualification
    Nationally accredited qualification

Course details

Each unit contains an assessment to demonstrate your knowledge of each subject area. Once you successfully complete all units you will achieve a Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care.

Unit 1: Dementia awareness

Your learning goals:

  • Defining dementia
  • Key functions of the brain affected by dementia
  • Why depression, delirium and age related memory impairment may be mistaken for dementia.
  • Assessment
    Part 1
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Unit 2: Person-centred approaches

Your learning goals:

  • The medical model of dementia
  • The social model of dementia
  • Why dementia should be viewed as a disability.
  • Assessment
    Part 2
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Unit 3: Communication and interaction

Your learning goals:

  • Factors influencing communication and interaction
  • How a person-centred approach encourages positive communication
  • Factors affecting interactions.
  • Assessment
    Part 3
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Unit 4: Equality, diversity and inclusion

Your learning goals:

  • The importance of diversity of individuals with dementia
  • Person-centred approaches in dementia care
  • Ensuring diverse needs are met.
  • Assessment
    Part 4
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Unit 5: Administering medication

Your learning goals:

  • Common medications
  • Providing person-centred care through medication.
  • Assessment
    Part 5
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Unit 6: Understanding behaviour

Your learning goals:

  • Behaviour as a means of communication
  • Responding to behaviours associated with dementia
  • Additional emotional support.
  • Assessment
    Part 6
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Unit 7: Engaging in activities

Your learning goals:

  • Impact of activity on physical and mental well-being
  • Social benefits of activities
  • Activity as a basis for a model of care and support.
  • Assessment
    Part 7
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