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Principles of Dementia Care

Course Overview

Are you looking to improve your knowledge of dementia care by completing a dementia course?  Whether you are someone who simply wishes to gain a greater understanding, or someone working in a healthcare setting, this course is for you.  UK employers, particularly in the health and social care sector, are often looking for candidates with knowledge of this complex condition.  

This qualification aims to provide you with the vital knowledge needed to begin tackling dementia through understanding what it is and how to support those who are affected by it.  It also ensures that you will develop an essential understanding of caring for people with dementia, as well as covering the benefits of positive communication and the importance of individualise, person-centred care.

During the course you will cover the following units:

Unit 1: Dementia Awareness

Unit 2: Person-centred approach to 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

In addition to the skills you will develop throughout your distance learning programme you will also develop a range of transferable skills including communication skills, time management and digital skills.

If you are seeking employment, UCQ can support you in developing employability skills to help you progression into work or volunteering, providing advice and support in job search, application form and CV completion and interview preparation.

Join one of our distance learning programmes today.




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Course Information

Title: Principles of Dementia Care

   Duration: Up to 10 weeks, however, flexible to meet individual need.  

   Upon successful completion of a programme, students will achieve the TQUK Level 2 qualification (601/5360/X)

  Transferable skills developed will include:

  • Communication skills
  • Literacy skills
  • Using technology
  • Problem solving
  • Personal motivation and organisation skills
  • Research

   Start date are flexible; students can enrol throughout the year and study at a time and place to suit their circumstances.

  Each student will receive a dedicated tutor who will provide regular remote delivery supported by a paper-based or online/interactive study guide and assessment pack.

   Study Format: Paper-based or online study pack; tutorials; work activity; assessment and robust feedback.

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