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LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE IN UNDERSTANDING PRINCIPLES OF DEMENTIA CARE – blended delivery at multiple sites (* Free if eligible for funding)

This qualification enables learners to develop knowledge and understanding of caring for individuals with dementia.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Health
Adult and Community
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 20
Hours: 1.00
Start: Flexible
Tuition: £811
Adult Loan Amount: £811
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Course Information for Students

This qualification enables learners to develop knowledge and understanding of caring for individuals with dementia. Successful completion will allow learners to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of dementia and its effects. It will support progression into relevant employment within the health and social care sector, or enhance the knowledge of anyone who already is working in the sector.

There are no formal entry requirements. However, applicants would need to demonstrate the ability to work at Level 3. 

*The course is free if you are unemployed or earning less than £18,525, otherwise it is subject to learning loan or equivalent tuition fees.

You will study the following mandatory units:

  • Understanding dementia
  • Understanding person-centred approaches to dementia
  • Principles of communication
  • Supporting positive interaction
  • Principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care
  • Understanding how to support individuals with dementia to exercise choice and rights
  • Principles of administration of medication


Delivery will involve a blended model with both on-site and remote independent learning. 


You will produce a portfolio of evidence that will be assessed by your tutor.

You could progress to further Level 3 qualifications covering issues such as Mental Health Awareness. 

For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or

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Course Information Last Updated On: November 1, 2023 1:39 pm