The Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care is designed to develop learners’ knowledge and understanding of what dementia is and how to support individuals with dementia, including understanding a range of theoretical models of dementia and types of 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 does not 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.
All Level 2 Certificates are delivered via an e-learning platform and broken down into units. Learners will be assigned a member of the assessment team to ensure they feel supported through remote learning. Generally, these courses take 12 weeks to complete.
There is no prior qualification needed to access the Level 2 Certificate, however; learners must be aged 16 years or over.
- Level 2 Healthcare Worker
- Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker
- Level 3 Senior Health and Social Care
Learners may also wish to expand learning their knowledge at the same level:
- Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Care Planning
- Level 2 Certificate in Fall Prevention
- Level 2 Certificate in End of Life Care
- Level 2 Certificate in Safe Handling of Medicine