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

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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.


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Nurses

Nurses provide general and/or specialised nursing care for the sick, injured and others in need of such care, assist medical doctors with their tasks and work with other healthcare professionals and within teams of healthcare workers. They advise on and teach nursing practice.

Key Responsibilities

  • Delivers lectures and other forms of formal training relating to nursing practice.
  • Plans, manages, provides and evaluates nursing care services for patients, supervises the implementation of nursing care plans.
  • Advises on nursing care, disease prevention, nutrition, etc. and liaises with hospital board/ management on issues concerning nursing policy.
  • Plans duty rotas and organises and directs the work and training of ward and theatre nursing staff.
  • Participates in the preparation for physical and psychological treatment of mentally ill patients.
  • Monitors patient.
  • Manages own case load.
  • Assists medical doctors and works with other healthcare professionals to deal with emergencies and pre-planned treatment of patients.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£34,424

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 6,394
2019 6,335
2020 6,286

ANNUAL SALARY

£25,626 10%
£29,640 25%
£34,424 50%
£39,582 75%
£47,965 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

290 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 5.41%
25-34 19.7%
35-44 26.72%
45-54 31.8%
55-64 14.97%
65+ 1.37%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 0.09%
Level 1 2.02%
Level 2 1.36%
Level 3 2.81%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 41.01%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 43.26%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 9.34%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.11%

Youth and community workers

Youth and community workers provide support to individuals or groups of individuals through a range of activities or services that aim to encourage participation in social and community life and promote personal and social development

Key Responsibilities

  • Helps set up credit unions, encourages parents to establish playgroups, works with other groups to find solutions to shared concerns or problems.
  • Advises individuals with particular needs or problems through informal discussion, individual counselling or formal group discussion.
  • Liaises and supports voluntary workers running groups in village halls, churches, mosques and other places of worship.
  • Undertakes the day-to-day running of community centres and supervises the activities of part-time and voluntary workers.
  • Organises social, recreational and educational activities in local community and youth groups.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£25,501

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 703
2019 702
2020 701

ANNUAL SALARY

£18,928 10%
£21,507 25%
£25,501 50%
£30,368 75%
£35,734 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

29 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 8.08%
25-34 24.34%
35-44 26.95%
45-54 27%
55-64 12.02%
65+ 1.58%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 0.42%
Level 1 2.44%
Level 2 6.55%
Level 3 21.15%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 14.93%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 41.25%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 12.69%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.56%

Child and early years officers

Child and early years officers work with babies and with children up to 14 years of age (or 16 for those with special needs), providing support, help and advice to individuals or within a family context.

Key Responsibilities

  • Attends meetings with colleagues and outside agencies.
  • Makes referrals to other agencies such as social services and educational psychologists.
  • Writes up case notes, prepares reports, keeps up-to-date records on clients.
  • Advises clients and their families on available resources.
  • Works with social worker to identify, plan and deliver appropriate support to families facing a variety of difficulties.
  • Deals with issues relating to poor attendance at school.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£22,006

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 267
2019 265
2020 264

ANNUAL SALARY

£15,808 10%
£18,595 25%
£22,006 50%
£26,354 75%
£31,158 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

11 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 4.12%
25-34 29.92%
35-44 18.69%
45-54 27.44%
55-64 19.76%
65+ 0.04%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 0.92%
Level 1 3.56%
Level 2 11.88%
Level 3 22.8%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 19.58%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 33.56%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 7.7%

Nursery nurses and assistants

Nursery nurses and assistants care for children from birth up to seven years of age in day or residential nurseries, children’s homes, maternity units and similar establishments.

Key Responsibilities

  • Communicates with parents and colleagues on children.
  • Writes reports on children.
  • Reads stories, organises counting games to help develop language and number skills.
  • Plans and organises games and other activities and supervises children.
  • Supervises young children at mealtimes.
  • Baths, dresses, prepares feed for and feeds babies, changes babies clothing whenever necessary.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£15,350

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 1,887
2019 1,929
2020 1,966

ANNUAL SALARY

£13,208 10%
£13,853 25%
£15,350 50%
£18,262 75%
£22,027 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

126 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 30.46%
25-34 28.89%
35-44 17.29%
45-54 16%
55-64 7.16%
65+ 0.18%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 0.58%
Level 1 2.51%
Level 2 16.1%
Level 3 51.68%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 14.61%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 12.76%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 1.76%

Childminders and related occupations

Childminders and related occupations provide day-to-day care of children within a domestic setting, and supervise and participate in their play, educational and other activities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Complies with regulations set by OFSTED and their inspection requirements.
  • Maintains appropriate records of children.
  • Takes older children to and from school.
  • Takes children to participate in play groups or on appropriate outings.
  • Provides, supervises and participates in children.
  • Mends, washes and irons children.
  • Plans, prepares and serves children.
  • Changes babies.
  • Assists children to wash and dress.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£16,973

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 522
2019 532
2020 541

ANNUAL SALARY

£13,749 10%
£14,685 25%
£16,973 50%
£20,301 75%
£24,274 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

33 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 30.79%
25-34 30.43%
35-44 17.08%
45-54 14.29%
55-64 7%
65+ 0.37%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 4.25%
Level 1 7.66%
Level 2 23.21%
Level 3 32.57%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 15.02%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 13.74%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 3.55%

Nursing auxiliaries and assistants

Nursing auxiliaries and assistants assist doctors, nurses and other health professionals in caring for the sick and injured within hospitals, homes, clinics and the wider community.

Key Responsibilities

  • Changes bed linen, makes beds and tidies wards.
  • Assists patients in washing, dressing, toiletry activities and general mobility.
  • Distributes and serves food, assists patients in feeding and prepares snacks and hot drinks.
  • Prepares patient for examination and treatment.
  • Performs basic clinical tasks such as taking patients.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£19,802

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 3,174
2019 3,149
2020 3,127

ANNUAL SALARY

£15,662 10%
£17,222 25%
£19,802 50%
£23,566 75%
£27,851 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

156 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 12.86%
25-34 20.51%
35-44 23.46%
45-54 25.18%
55-64 15.55%
65+ 2.41%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 3.08%
Level 1 7.49%
Level 2 24.5%
Level 3 31.37%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 13.78%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 17.31%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 2.44%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.04%

Houseparents and residential wardens

Houseparents and residential wardens are responsible for the care and supervision of children, young offenders and the elderly within residential homes and nurseries, schools or institutions for young offenders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Keeps records and writes reports.
  • Maintains contact and discusses problems/progress with other staff and social workers.
  • Establishes and maintains contact with members of the neighbouring community and/or the residents.
  • Provides one-to-one counselling or group therapy.
  • Ensures that all material needs of residents are provided and endeavours to resolve any problems that they may have.
  • Plans and participates in games and leisure activities to encourage emotional, social, physical and intellectual development.
  • Creates friendly, secure atmosphere and tries to gain the trust and confidence of those in the home or under supervision.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£19,802

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 347
2019 349
2020 350

ANNUAL SALARY

£15,267 10%
£16,786 25%
£19,802 50%
£24,419 75%
£28,933 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

18 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 4.39%
25-34 14.02%
35-44 22.56%
45-54 34.77%
55-64 18.57%
65+ 5.66%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 4.9%
Level 1 4.42%
Level 2 19.65%
Level 3 27.27%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 24.82%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 16.79%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 2.14%

Care workers and home carers

Care workers and home carers attend to the personal needs and comforts of the elderly and the infirm with care and support needs (‘service users’) within residential care establishments, day care establishments or in their own homes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaises with professional staff in carrying out care plans etc.
  • Monitors service users.
  • Undertakes light cleaning and domestic duties including meal preparation as required.
  • Helps with daily activities such as letter writing, paying bills, collecting benefits.
  • Provides interest and activities to stimulate and engage the service user.
  • Generally assists with service users.
  • Serves meals to service users at table or in bed, and assists with feeding if required.
  • Assists and enables service users to dress, undress, wash, use the toilet and bathe.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£17,222

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 9,719
2019 9,793
2020 9,854

ANNUAL SALARY

£14,456 10%
£15,205 25%
£17,222 50%
£20,613 75%
£25,106 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

538 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 15.85%
25-34 21.84%
35-44 19.4%
45-54 25.1%
55-64 14.9%
65+ 2.88%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 6.43%
Level 1 10.7%
Level 2 31.97%
Level 3 29.21%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 9.63%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 10.84%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 1.13%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.1%

Senior care workers

Senior care workers routinely oversee and monitor care workers, care assistants and home carers. They also attend to the personal needs and comforts of the elderly and the infirm with care and support needs (‘service users’) within residential care establishments, day care establishments or in their own homes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaises with professional staff in carrying out care plans etc.
  • Monitors service users.
  • Undertakes light cleaning and domestic duties including meal preparation as required.
  • Helps with daily activities such as letter writing, paying bills, collecting benefits.
  • Provides interest and activities to stimulate and engage the service user.
  • Generally assists with service users.
  • Serves meals to service users at table or in bed, assists with feeding if required.
  • Assists and enables service users to dress, undress, wash, use the toilet and bathe.
  • Responds to emergencies and provides guidance and support to care workers.
  • Takes responsibility for the shift and for the service while on duty.
  • Routinely oversees and monitors care workers and home carers.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£16,494

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 754
2019 758
2020 761

ANNUAL SALARY

£13,811 10%
£14,664 25%
£16,494 50%
£19,802 75%
£23,691 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

41 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 5.83%
25-34 25.2%
35-44 21.33%
45-54 29.85%
55-64 16.18%
65+ 1.59%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 0.63%
Level 1 4.23%
Level 2 15.16%
Level 3 43.35%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 13.52%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 20.44%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 2.11%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.56%

Care escorts

Care escorts accompany and transport adults and children with disability between their places of residence and other destinations and act as chaperones for under 16s engaged in theatrical, television and film productions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supervises and accompanies children who are taking part in a theatrical, television or film production.
  • Communicates with colleagues and maintains accurate records.
  • Supervises contact between parents and separated children.
  • Organises toilet and meal stops, as appropriate.
  • Supports and secures chair bound clients.
  • Transports clients safely and securely between approved destinations.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£15,038

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 144
2019 145
2020 146

ANNUAL SALARY

£12,813 10%
£13,395 25%
£15,038 50%
£17,243 75%
£20,821 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

8 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 11.92%
25-34 9.98%
35-44 7.77%
45-54 23.35%
55-64 33.51%
65+ 13.45%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 17%
Level 1 20.86%
Level 2 29.98%
Level 3 19.76%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 8.14%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 1.75%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 2.51%
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