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Level: 2

Location: Distance Learning

Years: 1

Weeks: 16

Hours: 4.00

Start: 07/08/2019

Days / Times:

Tuition (£): 300.00*

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course is designed to help learners develop their knowledge and understanding of dementia and the principles of caring for people with the condition. It covers areas such as person-centred care, the influence of positive communication methods and issues relating to the use of medication in dementia care.

Entry requirements

Learners must be aged 16 or over in order to enrol on the course. There are no other specific entry requirements for this qualification.

Course Content

Over three module books, you will cover issues such as:

  • Dementia awareness
  • The person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia 
  • Communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia
  • Understanding equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care 
  • Understanding the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach
  • Understanding behaviour in the context of dementia

How will I be assessed?

There is written assessment and feedback from your assessor.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

£300, including all resources, registration and certification.

What can I do after this course?

This qualification provides progression to a number of other qualifications including:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 3 Diplomas in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

Lauren Hudson

Lauren Hudson

Derby College Student of the Year prepares to start nursing degree

Taking a Level 3 course in Health and Social Care has left Derby College Student of the Year Lauren Hudson well prepared for a degree in nursing.
High-achieving Lauren, who has just left college with a distinction star, was thinking of studying for A-levels at sixth form but opted instead for the more hands-on course at the Roundhouse. As part of her course the Matlock teenager also gained valuable practical experience with Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust through the college's Employer Academy initiative.
One of her placements included working as a health care assistant at the Specialist Assessment & Rehabilitation Centre (SpARC) on London Road, where Lauren helped to assess older people who have had a fall. Lauren really enjoyed her time at Derby College.
She said she found the lecturers to be supportive, but at the same they gave students the freedom to learn independently. She added: "I'm looking forward to going university and I'd definitely recommend the Level 3 in Health and Social Care to anyone thinking of taking a nursing degree."

I'm pleased I took the Health and Social Care course as I think it is more suited to what I'm going to be doing on my nursing degree course at the University of Birmingham. Thanks to Derby College I feel well prepared for starting my degree this September.


For example, my college course included units which are directly related to nursing, such as public health and how to go about finding statistics.


These units are covered in my degree, obviously in much more depth than at college, but the knowledge I already have of them from my level 3 course will be useful.

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