L3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care

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This qualification enables learners to develop knowledge and understanding of caring for individuals with dementia. This is a self-directed study programme.

Course Information

This qualification enables learners to develop knowledge and understanding of caring for individuals with dementia. Successful completion of the units will allow learners to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of dementia and its effects. The objectives of this qualification are to enable learners to understand:
  • Types of dementia and the importance of early diagnosis
  • Person-centred approaches in dementia care
  • The role of communication, interaction and inclusion in dementia care and support
  • The use of medication to support individuals with dementia

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Who is this course for?

This qualification is designed for learners who want to develop their knowledge and understanding of dementia and dementia care. It will also support learner progression into relevant employment within the health and social care sector.

Units / Modules

To achieve this qualification you’ll need to complete seven mandatory units. There are no optional units.
  • Unit 01 Understanding Dementia
  • Unit 02 Understand How Person-centred Approaches are Used to Underpin the Care and Support of Individuals with Dementia
  • Unit 03 Principles of Communication and Interaction in Dementia Care and Support
  • Unit 04 Supporting Positive Interaction, Occupation and Activity in Dementia Care
  • Unit 05 Principles of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Dementia Care and Support
  • Unit 06 Understand How to Support Individuals with Dementia to Exercise Choice and Rights
  • Unit 07 Principles of the Administration of Medication and Wellbeing of Individuals with Dementia

Benefits / Skills

To achieve the Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care Certificate Level 3, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes of the units as detailed in the qualification specification. The Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care Certificate Level 3 is internally assessed. You will develop your skills to enable you to progress further in the industry. Grades are not awarded.

Entry Requirements

There aren’t any specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 2 qualification in a health and social care related area.

Career Progression

This qualification will support progression into relevant employment within the health and social care sector. The qualification doesn’t infer competence in the work role, but can be used to support the underpinning knowledge and understanding needed for those working in or towards a dementia care role. Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:
  • Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Certificate Level 3
  • Working in the Health Sector Certificate Level 3
  • Level 4 qualifications in health and social care

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Course Details

Duration

1 year

Study Type

Full time

Start Date

12/09/2022

Course Code

77253-01

Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts

Labour Market

The qualification is supported by employers in the health and social care sector.

Health Science & Social Care

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