Overview top

Would you like to learn more about dementia?

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;

  • Person-centred care
  • The influence of positive communication methods
  • Issues around the use of medication for those with dementia
  • The importance of equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care

This qualification can be used to support the underpinning knowledge and understanding needed for those working in or towards a dementia care role.

Course duration: 13 weeks 

Entry Requirements top

Experience of the health and social care sector is desirable, however, the course can also be accessed by those interested in the field of Health and Social care or where the content supports a CPD opportunity. 

There are no formal entry requirements but candidates should be prepared to write assignments and commit to study away from college.

Assessment top

The course is assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include a portfolio of evidence including written assignments and professional discussions.

Professional Opportunities top

Completion of this course provides a continued professional development opportunity and could lead to further study with the health and care sector. Potential employment opportunities may include; care assistant in residential settings or supported living, healthcare support workers in community and primary care environments and healthcare assistants in acute health environments.