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L3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care Level 3 | Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia CareInformation Dates and Enrolment
Dementia is an illness that affects more and more people each year. It's important to have the skills, knowledge & understanding needed in order to help those who are affected by this terrible disease! You can find out how with our qualified dementia care courses which cover all aspects from diagnosis through to daily care.
Learning about dementia can be difficult. This course will help you understand the different types of this terrible disease and how to provide care that goes beyond just medication including personal interaction, communication skills training for family members or friends who may have been affected as well any formative treatment options available through care facilities near where they live if necessary.
Benefits of completing this course include:
- Gain a nationally recognised qualification
- Improve your skills to help create a long-standing career pathway in your chosen industry
- Choose when and where to study, as courses are delivered as distance learning
- Have the support you need to succeed, as personal tutors are assigned to you.
This course is eligible for the Free Courses For Jobs government scheme which is designed to offer a selection of level 3 qualifications to learners for free to eligible learners.
How will I learn?
You will study via an online platform or if preferred you can have paper booklets to research and to submit your answers.
This is a Level 3 qualification and a reasonable level of English is beneficial to completing. The typical duration of this course is 20 weeks and self-commitment should be made to allow yourself time to provide detailed responses to the assignments. We recommend spending a minimum of 4 hours per week on this course.
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This course is made up of 7 units which include training on:
Unit 1: Understanding dementia
Explore an introduction to common types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. Study the causes, effects and risk factors of dementia and gain an understanding of the importance of early diagnosis.
Unit 2: Understand how person-centred approaches are used to underpin the care and support of individuals with dementia
Gain an understanding of the importance of person-centred care for individuals with dementia and consider how each individual’s experience of dementia is different and how they can be supported.
Unit 3: Principles of communication and interaction in dementia care and support
Explore an introduction to various ways in which individuals with dementia may communicate. Discover the factors that could influence interactions and communication, and develop an understanding of how communication is an effective part of caring for and supporting individuals with dementia.
Unit 4: Supporting positive interaction, occupation and activity in dementia care
Gain an understanding of the range and benefits of positive interactions in dementia care. Discover the importance of promoting identity and inclusion and investigate how individuals with dementia can engage in activities.
Unit 5: Principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care and support
Develop an understanding of the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion within the context of dementia care. This unit highlights how to recognise and challenge discrimination and oppressive practices.
Unit 6: Understand how to support individuals with dementia to exercise choice and rights
Learn how the rights of individuals with dementia are protected, and how to support individuals with dementia to exercise choice and make decisions involving carers and others.
Unit 7: Principles of the administration of medication and well-being of individuals with dementia
Explore the common medications that could be used for individuals with dementia and the actions to take in the event of side effects or adverse reactions.
Please be aware that some courses have fees that are payable on enrolment. This course is only free if a form of waiver or entitlement is applied, for example Free Courses For Jobs.
If you require financial support including payment plans, bursaries and advanced learner loans please visit the Money Management Service section of the website.
For more information on fees please view our Fees, Charges and Refunds Policy and our Applications, Admissions and Enrolment Policy and Procedures.
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This course is eligible for the Free Courses For Jobs government scheme which is designed to offer a selection of level 3 qualifications to learners for free. To be eligible for this you must meet one or more points within the below criteria.
- Are 19 or over and do not already have a level 3 qualification
- Already have a level 3 qualification or higher but earn below the National Living Wage (£18,525)
- Already have a level 3 qualification or higher but are unemployed
In some areas, there may be slightly different low wage threshold. Please get in touch to find out more information, alteratively your eligibility will be determined within 5 days of your enrolment request.
For more information about this course please email [email protected].
This course offers simpler and safer online enrolment requests, which means in a matter of minutes you can submit an enrolment request to us. However please be aware that upon submitting your enrolment form you are not guaranteed to be accepted. A number of our courses require assessments, qualification checks or simply a conversation with you before we can confirm your enrolment.
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Course information last updated: Tuesday 21st March 2023 @ 8.03am (22 hours ago)