NCFE L2 Cert in the Principles of Dementia Care

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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NCFE L2 Cert in the Principles of Dementia Care

Start: Available throughout the year.

NCFE L2 Cert in the Principles of Dementia Care

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

£37,565

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 6,428
2020 6,411
2021 6,394

ANNUAL SALARY

£27,518 10%
£32,053 25%
£37,565 50%
£44,554 75%
£53,747 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

288 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 5.39%
25-34 19.78%
35-44 26.74%
45-54 31.68%
55-64 14.94%
65+ 1.43%

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

£26,749

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 689
2020 690
2021 690

ANNUAL SALARY

£19,510 10%
£22,235 25%
£26,749 50%
£31,138 75%
£36,171 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

29 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 7.97%
25-34 24.03%
35-44 26.73%
45-54 27.46%
55-64 12.22%
65+ 1.56%

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

£23,858

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 264
2020 265
2021 265

ANNUAL SALARY

£17,430 10%
£19,698 25%
£23,858 50%
£27,706 75%
£32,219 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

11 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 4.09%
25-34 29.91%
35-44 18.73%
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

£17,555

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 1,607
2020 1,598
2021 1,589

ANNUAL SALARY

£15,309 10%
£16,037 25%
£17,555 50%
£20,821 75%
£25,064 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

77 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 30.36%
25-34 29.06%
35-44 17.32%
45-54 15.9%
55-64 7.15%
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

£19,635

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 412
2020 405
2021 400

ANNUAL SALARY

£16,619 10%
£17,410 25%
£19,635 50%
£23,379 75%
£27,622 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

21 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 30.31%
25-34 31.53%
35-44 16.78%
45-54 14.1%
55-64 6.88%
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

£22,110

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 3,036
2020 3,012
2021 2,991

ANNUAL SALARY

£17,909 10%
£19,136 25%
£22,110 50%
£26,270 75%
£31,283 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

139 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 12.72%
25-34 20.61%
35-44 23.47%
45-54 25.12%
55-64 15.58%
65+ 2.47%

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

£22,734

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 324
2020 322
2021 321

ANNUAL SALARY

£17,971 10%
£19,781 25%
£22,734 50%
£26,645 75%
£32,032 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

16 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 4.34%
25-34 13.82%
35-44 22.44%
45-54 35.13%
55-64 18.67%
65+ 5.57%

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

£19,240

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 9,479
2020 9,538
2021 9,579

ANNUAL SALARY

£16,453 10%
£17,118 25%
£19,240 50%
£22,984 75%
£27,914 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

482 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 15.79%
25-34 21.72%
35-44 19.53%
45-54 25.08%
55-64 14.94%
65+ 2.91%

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

£19,032

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 706
2020 707
2021 708

ANNUAL SALARY

£16,307 10%
£17,056 25%
£19,032 50%
£22,360 75%
£26,562 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

35 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 5.77%
25-34 25.06%
35-44 21.42%
45-54 30.07%
55-64 16.07%
65+ 1.58%

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

£18,054

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 155
2020 154
2021 152

ANNUAL SALARY

£15,475 10%
£16,432 25%
£18,054 50%
£20,966 75%
£25,189 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

8 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 11.83%
25-34 9.9%
35-44 7.71%
45-54 23.24%
55-64 33.94%
65+ 13.36%

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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