Level 3 CACHE Certificate Understanding Principles of Dementia Care


What's Involved

This qualification aims to assist learners to develop their 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 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.

Course Assessment Method

To achieve the Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the 7 mandatory units.

The Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care is internally assessed.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. This course is suitable for learners aged 19+

What does it Cost?

This course is free of charge due to it being part of the National Skills Framework please call us to discuss further if needed.

What's Next

This qualification supports progression to employment and progression within employment for the following job roles:

• healthcare support service worker

• clinical healthcare support worker

• healthcare assistant

• nursing assistant

• mental health support worker

• mental health outreach worker

• substance misuse worker

• personal assistants employed directly by the individual they support or their families.

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

Course Information
Qualification Type: Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care
Level: Level 3
Academic Year: 20/21
Start Date: April 2021

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