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Understanding Principles of Dementia Care - Level 3 Certificate

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates there are currently 35.6 million people living with dementia, a number which will double by 2030. Dementia has already had a significant impact on society and this will only increase.

It is important to understand the challenge of living with dementia as well as understanding the importance of providing the correct care for people with dementia.

This qualification will enable you to develop the knowledge and understanding of caring for individuals with dementia. Successful completion of the units will allow you to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of dementia and its effects.

Topics covered include:

  • 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.

Understanding Principles of Dementia Care - Level 3 Certificate

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates there are currently 35.6 million people living with dementia, a number which will double by 2030. Dementia has already had a significant impact on society and this will only increase.

It is important to understand the challenge of living with dementia as well as understanding the importance of providing the correct care for people with dementia.

This qualification will enable you to develop the knowledge and understanding of caring for individuals with dementia. Successful completion of the units will allow you to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of dementia and its effects.

Topics covered include:

  • 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.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, you may find it helpful if you have already achieved a Level 2 Health and Social Care related qualification. Entry requirements will be discussed further at interview and a written assessment may be required prior to enrolment. You must be aged 16 and above for this course.

There is a 2 week taster course prior to enrolment to gain further understanding of the course and to ensure suitability.

Details

This qualification is designed for learners who want to develop their knowledge and understanding of dementia and dementia care. This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and above.

Topics covered include:

  • 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.

This course is taught at our Rochdale campus, located in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.

There is a 2 week taster course prior to enrolment to gain further understanding of the course and to ensure suitability.

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. This course will also help to support those already employed in the care sector.

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