Dementia Care Principles Level 2 Certificate

What is this course about?

This nationally accredited qualification is designed to provide individuals with an understanding of the different forms of Dementia that may be encountered and how to support individuals with this illness through ‘Person Centred Care’.
The programme covers issues such as, the influence of positive communication methods, issues around the issue of medication and the importance of providing appropriate activities.

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Dementia Care Principles Level 2 Certificate

Start: Available throughout the year.

How is it taught

As you work through the learning materials you will have the support of a knowledgeable assessor/tutor who will give you support, advice and guidance on the course content as well as providing robust feedback on the work you complete. Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care.

What else do I need to know?

The course includes the following units: Unit 1: Dementia awareness. The aim of this unit is to enable learners to gain knowledge of what dementia is, the different forms of dementia and how others can have an impact on the individual with dementia. Unit 2: The person centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia. This unit provides the knowledge and understanding required to enable the individual with dementia to experience well-being. Learners will be able to develop their knowledge of the person-centred approach to dementia care and support. Unit 3: Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia. This unit provides the underpinning knowledge required to develop awareness of differing communication needs and abilities of individuals with dementia in order to enhance positive interaction. This unit does not assess competence. Unit 4: Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care. This unit introduces the concepts of equality, diversity and inclusion that are fundamental to person centred care practice. Unit 5: Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person centred approach. This unit is about knowledge and understanding of individuals who may have specific needs for receiving medication because of their experience of dementia. Learners will develop their knowledge of these medication requirements. This unit does not confirm competence. Unit 6: Understand behaviour in the context of dementia. In this unit learners will explore the different forms of behaviour and the factors that affect behaviour in someone with a dementia. The learner will also learn how to respond to behaviour some people may find ‘challenging’ in an appropriate and supportive manner. Unit 7: Understand the benefits of engaging in activities in social care. This unit will help learners to understand the benefits of engaging in activities to enhance physical, mental and social well-being in a diverse range of settings.

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