What is the course about?
This qualification enables learners to develop knowledge and understanding of caring for individuals with dementia. Successful completion of the units will allow learners to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of dementia and its effects.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
Yes, please contact our customer services before enrolling.
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
In order to undertake this course you must have English at Level 2. You will need to know how to use an electrical device such as a computer, laptop or tablet due to the delivery of the course being all on line. An interview will be required.
What topics does the course cover?
The objectives of this qualification are to enable learners to understand: types of dementia and the importance of early diagnosis, person centred approaches in dementia care, the role of communication, interation and inclusion in dementia care and support, the use of medication to support individuals with dementia.
How will I be taught and assessed?
You will be provided with online learning materials which covers all aspects of your course. You will be required to complete assessments for each of the units within the course and submit these by the deadline dates provided at induction. You will be allocated an assessor at the start of your course and they will support you to ensure you have a successful outcome. IT skills will be developed throughout your course and basic English skills will be assessed and discussed on an ongoing basis.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
Level 3 courses are fully funded if you have not completed a full level 3 course before.If you have completed a level 3 course before but you are in receipt of out of work benefits or earn under £21,000 a year and live in London, the course is fully funded.If you have completed a level 3 course and earn over £21,000 a year, you will need to arrange for a loan cover the cost of the course yourself.Please enquire for more information.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
On successful completion of this course you will gain a Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
If you are interested in progressing to further study at the next level of vocational learning, the following qualifications are available: Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care, Level 3 Certificate in Working in the Health Sector, Level 4 qualifications in Health and Social Care.