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Overview

This qualification aims to develop the knowledge and skills required when providing positive care for people with dementia and their families. The Level 2 Award provides an awareness of the causes and symptoms of dementia. This qualification is aligned to the National Dementia Strategy.

This course is delivered as a blended qualification which is a mixture of online learning and tutor support workshops

Course description

This qualification is suitable for adult learners who want to work in social care in either local authority or private care environments. It is also suitable for qualified practitioners who have not covered dementia care in previous qualifications.

These qualifications aim to develop the knowledge and skills that will aid learners in providing positive care for people with dementia and their families. The Level 2 Award consists of knowledge only units and provides an awareness of the causes and symptoms of dementia.

The Level 2 Award helps to develop skills that are needed in the workplace when working under supervision. They are aligned to the National Dementia Strategy and are suitable for a wide range of learners including those working or looking to work in local authority or private care environments.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and with health and safety of our students as a priority, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.

What areas will I study?

It will be assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace (if appropriate), a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task.

The units you will study include:

  • Dementia awareness
  • The person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia
  • Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia
  • Understand equality, diversity and inclusion indementia care

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 6 October 2020 Duration: 23 Weeks - 23 Weeks Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 6 October 2020 Duration: 23 Weeks £0.00 23 Weeks In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ 6 October 2020 Duration: 23 Weeks Please contact the college for fee information 23 Weeks In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 6 October 2020 Duration: 23 Weeks - 23 Weeks Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 6 October 2020 Duration: 23 Weeks £0.00 23 Weeks In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ 6 October 2020 Duration: 23 Weeks Please contact the college for fee information 23 Weeks In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.