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NCFE Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care

Key course information

Health and Social Care

01/08/2020

16 weeks

Part time

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Course Overview


This flexible, distance-learning course will develop your knowledge and understanding of the principles of caring for those with dementia. It covers areas such as person-centred care, the influence of positive communication methods, issues relating to the use of medication for those with dementia and the importance of providing appropriate activities. The qualification will provide you with the underpinning knowledge and understanding needed for working in or towards a dementia care role. Hone your professional skills and tailor your learning to suit your busy lifestyle with this online course.


What will I learn?


You’ll cover seven mandatory units, giving you an understanding of various key aspects of dementia care. You’ll increase your dementia awareness and appreciate the need for a person-centred approach in caring and supporting individuals with dementia. You’ll understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia, and cover the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care. You’ll be introduced to the administration of medication using a person-centred approach, understand behaviour in the context of dementia, and the benefits of engaging in activities in social care.

Entry Requirements


• Learners must be aged 19 years or over as at the start of the academic year (31st August).
• Must have lived in the UK or EU for the last three years.
• Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside of the Mayor of London, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley, West Midlands and the North of Tyne Combined Authority NTCA.
• If aged 19-23, must hold a full Level 2 qualification or above in any subject (e.g., QCF Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or three AS Levels, CSE grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ Intermediate, First Diploma, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2).
• If aged 24+ no qualifications are required.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications


- This is a distance learning course. This means learners do not have to attend college for lessons or sessions with a tutor.
- You are given a personal log in to e-assessor, where you will submit your work for each unit.
- The allotted time for each learner to complete this course is 4 months.

Additional Costs and Information


• This course is free however, we do have a £130 withdrawal charge if learners do not complete.
• Learners can only complete one NCFE course at a time.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

- NCFE Level 2 and 3 Certificates for Working in the Health Sector. - NCFE Level 2 and 3 Diplomas in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England.

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