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Principles of Dementia Care Certificate Level 2

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    Part Time

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    14 Weeks

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    Distance Learning

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    Anytime

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This Level 2 Principles of Dementia Care Certificate is designed for anyone working or hoping to work in adult health and social care and for those who support family/friends with Dementia.

It will develop your knowledge and understanding of what dementia is and how to support individuals with dementia. This includes understanding a range of theoretical models and types of dementia.

You will look at the role of carers in the care and support of individuals with dementia. In particular:

  • The administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person centred approach
  • How to communicate with individuals who have dementia
  • How to understand behaviour in the context of dementia

The benefits of engaging in activities are also explored. This qualification is intended to update and continue your professional development (CPD) and to develop knowledge/skills relevant to the occupational specialisation.

What will I do?

During the Level 2 Principles of Dementia Care Certificate you will study:

  • Unit 1 - Dementia awareness
  • Unit 2 - The person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia
  • Unit 3 - Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia
  • Unit 4 - Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care
  • Unit 5 - Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach
  • Unit 6 - Understand behaviour in the context of dementia
  • Unit 7 - Understand the benefits of engaging in activities in social care

As this is an adult learning course, you will need to be aged be 19+ as at 31st August prior to the start of the current academic year. You will also need to have at least a Level 1 qualification in English/Literacy or equivalent, as the course requires you write your answers for assessment purposes. We can provide the opportunity to complete your Level 1 English course by following the link below:

English and Maths

We can also assess your English/Literacy level before you enrol for the Distance Learning course to see if you are currently working to this level. Please contact distancelearning@boston.ac.uk to request further information.

To assist in completion of this qualification, it may help to be working in, or have access to, the chosen sector. If you already have a higher-level qualification in this specialism, it may impact on your eligibility.

Distance Learning course are studied from home, work or any location you wish.

This course can be studied via any of the below methods:

  • Fully online learning and assessment
  • Paper-based learning with hand written assessment
  • Paper-based learning with online assessment

This course is currently being subsidised by Boston College and is therefore FREE* of charge.

We do accept that sometimes there are exceptional circumstances that prohibit you from completing these courses. If you find yourself struggling with the qualification, our support staff will always try to help you find a workable resolution. However, if you are studying a free course and choose to withdraw, you may have to pay a non-completion fee of £85 to cover the administration costs, materials and registration fees.

*subject to eligibility.

You will be allocated your own study pack, (online or paper-based), and will be supported by a personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will work through a series of tasks and activities to assist in gaining the qualification.

There are seven assessments, over three workbooks.

Successful completion of the course will lead to a better understanding of the subject, which may improve your career prospects. You could also progress onto other qualifications in this field, or further Distance Learning courses to continue your CPD.

Other Distance Learning courses that may be of interest are:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Health and Social Care
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Other options for further study are:

  • Higher Education Qualifications
  • Apprenticeships
  • Adult Learning Courses

How to Apply.

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Alternatively for more information on this course, please call our Information Line on 01205 313218

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