Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care
A new case of dementia arises somewhere in the world every four seconds. Dementia not only affects the individual themselves, but can also devastate their family, friends and entire lifestyle.
Whether you are looking to start or develop a career in the care sector, or you simply want to know more about dementia for personal reasons, this course is the perfect starting point, as it explores crucial elements of the different types of dementia. The knowledge you will gain could help you care for a friend or relative with dementia and raise your understanding of their needs and behaviour.
Units covered in this programme include:
– Dementia awareness
In this unit you will learn about precisely what dementia is, the most common types of dementia and the causal factors associated to them. Also explored is how others can have a positive impact on an individual with dementia through a variety of different techniques.
– Person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia
Within this unit you will build the knowledge and understanding required to enable an individual with dementia to experience a sense of security and well-being. The vital role of carers in such a scenario is also covered.
– Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia
This unit will raise your awareness of the different communication needs and limitations of individuals with dementia in order to encourage positive interaction.
– Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care
Within this unit you will be introduced to equality, diversity and inclusion as ideas to aspire to, which are also all important when practising the person-centred care approach.
– Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach
This unit will help you understand the range of cutting edge medications available to, and appropriate for, individuals with dementia, exploring specific needs that individuals may have when receiving medication.
– Understand behaviour in the context of dementia
Within this unit you will look at the different behaviours individuals display once diagnosed with dementia and how to respond to particular types of behaviour.
– Understand the benefits of engaging in activities in social care
In this unit you will explore how engaging in social activities in order to enhance mental, physical and social well-being can be of amazing benefit to individuals with dementia.
Each unit is assessed through short answer questions of at least one paragraph. Assessments are completed online via our online assessment platform or you can request paper-based assessments that you will need to post back to us.
You must be over 19 and have been resident in the UK for at least three years.
Aged 19 – 23 must hold a full Level 2 qualification.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course. This is a knowledge based qualification and therefore a good level of literacy, reading and writing is essential.
You can enrol onto other Level 2 subject specific qualifications or progress onto higher level courses.
Facilities and resources
For learners wishing to study fully online, full details on how to access the platform will be emailed after your induction call.
For those requesting workbooks with online assessments, your books will be posted to you after your induction call. Once you have received these you will be emailed full details to access the platform.
If you want to complete the paper-based assessments you will have the option to request these when you enrol.
Q: How long will this course take to complete?
A: This is a distance / home study course, so you can study at your own pace and at a time to suit you within a 16 week period. A subject specialist tutor will be allocated to you and you can email them should you have any questions relating to your course. It is important that you can work independently and be dedicated to set time aside each week for your studies, we recommend that you allow a minimum of 8 to 10 hours a week. Remember that your study time counts towards your CPD – Continuing Professional Development.
Q: How much does this course cost?
A: There is no cost for this qualification. However, if you do not complete your course inside the agreed timescale without a valid reason there will be a charge of £125.
Q: How do I apply?
A: To apply for this course click the Apply Now button or for further information call our Distance Learning Team on 01271 852354 or email email@example.com
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