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Principles of Dementia Care NCFE/CACHE Level 2 Certificate

This course will enable you to gain additional skills and a qualification whilst working. You will have access to specialist support from dedicated tutors throughout the programme.

Course content

The course is structured around the following units:

Unit 1: Dementia awareness
This unit explains what dementia is, the most common types of dementia and the causes associated with them. It also looks at how other people can have an impact on an individual with dementia.

Unit 2: The person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia
You will look at the knowledge and understanding required to enable an individual with dementia to experience well-being. The role of carers is also covered.

Unit 3: Factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia
You will learn how the different communication needs and abilities of individuals can be taken into account to encourage positive interaction.

Unit 4: Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in dementia care
This unit will cover EDI, all important when practicing a person-centred care approach.

Unit 5: Administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach
This unit helps you to understand the medication available to and appropriate for individuals with dementia, and explores specific needs that some individuals may have when receiving medication.

Unit 6: Behaviour in the context of dementia
You will look at the different behaviours of individuals with dementia and how to respond to certain types of behaviour.

Unit 7: Benefits of engaging in activities in social care
You will explore how engaging in social activities to enhance mental, physical and social well-being can benefit individuals with dementia.

Assessment methods

Learners can choose to work either with online assessments or via printed workbooks.

Additional information

Please note that an administration charge of £100 will be charged if learners do not complete the course within the allocated 16 weeks.

Course Information & How to Apply

For more information, or to enrol on this course please email

LengthStart DateFeesLocationCourse Code
16 weeks Flexible Free Distance Learning K1571


Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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