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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.

Lewis Morrell

Lewis Morrell

Lewis follows dad and granddad into healthcare

Teenager Lewis Morrell is aiming to become the third generation of his family to go into nursing.

But disappointing school GCSE exam results meant he had to have a rethink and plot a new route on the road to his career.

Looking for suitable courses, Lewis attended a College open event and was impressed with both what was on offer and the friendliness of the staff.

Eighteen-year-old Lewis described Derby College as "a lifeline" which has helped to give him confidence and a mind-set that he can achieve his goals.

A hospital work placement, run through the college's Employer Academy programme, has directly helped him land a health care assistant apprenticeship at the Royal Derby Hospital.

And Lewis has also completed Health and Social Care and English Functional Skills at Level 2, with a double pass and a merit. He is waiting for his GCSE English and CGSE Science results.

Lewis's dad is a children's nurse and his grandad worked in nursing and midwifery. He now manages a doctors' practice in Australia.

Knowing Lewis's skillset and temperament, they said that getting into health care would be "the best thing he ever did". He was inspired by them

I was a bit down about my English and Science results from school, because I needed those for nursing. Once I've got them I'll be able to get on further, so college was a lifeline.


It supported me through the first year and they pushed me. It's given me confidence. Rather than thinking 'maybe I can't do this', it helped me think 'yes, I can actually do this.'


It was very supportive through all of my time and I'm proud to have been accepted for the apprenticeship.


I'd say to anybody who didn't quite get the exams they want: go to
College, go to every lesson, stick with it and eventually it'll all click.


It's a four year apprenticeship. I want to go on to university and get my nursing degree and then get into children's nursing eventually.

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