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|Flexible||16 weeks||Level 3||Distance Learning||Skills & Qualifications||Enrol|
With 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia, and this number expected to rise to over one million by 2025, dementia is a growing issue which impacts upon the individual as well those who support them.
This course will enable you to develop an in-depth understanding of dementia and its effects, by exploring the various types of dementia, the importance of early diagnosis, as well as focusing on person-centred approaches to dementia care.
Students wishing to undertake the certificate should be aged 19 or over. There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification, however, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 2 qualification.
|Study level||Cost||Additional fees|
|19+||please enquire||There are no additional costs if you meet the eligibility criteria, which will be explained during enrolment.|
You will be added to our Equal platform, where you will be able to access all the learning resources and assessments to complete. You will be allocated your own personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will be required to work through a series of tasks and activities designed to reinforce the learning process and demonstrate your knowledge. Your personal tutor will then assess your work and provide you with constructive feedback for each unit. All of our award-winning learning resources are of the highest quality and are designed to be engaging and interactive to keep you focused on your learning at all times.
You should be able to work at a Level 1 in Functional Skills.
This is a 16 week course that requires your own time management for study. You will be given submission dates to keep you focused on the 16 week timeframe.
This course is ideal for those already employed in the health and social care sector who wish to upskill and develop their knowledge of dementia and dementia care, home carers or individuals looking into a career in the care profession.
This course is split into seven manageable units:
- Understanding dementia
- Understand how person-centred approaches are used to underpin the care and support of individuals with - dementia
- Principles of communication and interaction in dementia care and support
- Supporting positive interaction, occupation and activity in dementia care
- Principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care and support
- Understand how to support individuals with dementia to exercise choice and rights
- Principles of the administration of medication and well-being of individuals with dementia
The benefits for completing this course are:
- Gain a nationally recognised qualification
- Improve your adult social care skills to help you create a long-standing career pathway in your chosen industry
- Courses are delivered as distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where to study
- Personal tutors are assigned to ensure you have the support needed to succeed
After successfully completing the course learners will be able to further their own continuous professional development, which may improve their career prospects. You could also progress on to further study in the field or other distance learning programmes.
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