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Level: 2

Location: Remote Learning

Years: 1

Weeks: 7

Hours: 1.00

Start: 01/08/2019

Days / Times:

Tuition (£): 0.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

This course is suitable for anyone who wants to work in the health and social care sector as well as existing practitioners who have not covered dementia care in previous training.

It will assist students to develop knowledge and understanding of the principles of caring for those with dementia and aims to develop the knowledge and skills required when providing positive care.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Course Content

The course covers areas such as person-centred care, the influence of positive communication, issues relating to the use of medication for those with dementia and the importance of appropriate activities.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via a workbook.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You could also consider the Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care.

Careers

This course does not qualify you to work in the sector, but does support you in working towards employment or aids your career development. Suitable career roles would be Healthcare Support Worker, Healthcare Assistant or Personal Assistant.

 

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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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