Dementia Care, Level 3 Certificate

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18:00 - 21:00

This course is designed for any one who wishes to develop their understand of Dementia and Dementia care. Currently there are over 700,000 people in the UK living with Dementia and the South lakes area has a high proportion which is expected to grow rapidly in the coming decade. There are many professional roles that deal with Dementia Including working in statutory (including NHS), private and voluntary agencies. This also includes healthcare/care assistants, support/key workers, family support workers and team leaders/first line supervisors. The course may also appeal to carers whose family members are living with dementia.

Next: What will I learn?

What will I learn?

You will learn about the process and experience of Dementia and how those living with the disease best supported. You will be made aware of exemplars of best practice in dementia care built around a person centred approach. Mental health care needs, and social perceptions of dementia will be discussed as these can impact on the experience of living with dementia. You will explore the best ways to administer medicines to those living with Dementia. These qualifications are aimed at a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas across all service user groups and ages, working in statutory (including NHS), private and voluntary agencies. These qualifications are suitable for anyone aged 16 or older, who have an interest in working in a caring role with older people.

Roles might include:
- Senior workers
- First line supervisors
- Team leaders
- Emerging new types of workers and multidisciplinary health roles crossing traditional service barriers and delivery models

The Dementia qualifications are designed to help meet the dementia strategies for the UK and so improve health and care services supporting individuals diagnosed with dementia.

Next: Assessment

How will I be assessed?

There will be a variety of written coursework assignments which will need to be undertaken outside of the class time. You will be allocated your own study pack and have a 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. This will mainly consist of a written assessment for each unit.

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Career Opportunities

This would suit anyone wishing to progress their career in, or improve their practise in Dementia care.  This can lead to employment, progression within employment and to further learning, including the Diplomas in Health and Social Care.

Next: Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You will need to be able to demonstrate level 2 literacy skills You should be working, caring or volunteering in a setting that delivers dementia care.

All students interested in this course should contact the course tutors, prior to enrolment:

Kelli Horner

Val Hayton

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Adult fees


Please note: If you are an adult student you may be entitled to financial support to cover the cost of your course, dependent on your circumstances. Please contact Student Services on for details. More about Student Finance.

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