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Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care Level 2

Course overview

This qualification aims to provide students with the vital knowledge needed to begin tackling dementia. It will help them to understand what it is and how to support those who are affected by it. It also ensures they will develop an essential understanding of caring for people with dementia, as well as covering the benefits of positive communication and the importance of individualised, person-centred care.

Course duration

8 - 12 Weeks

Delivery method

Flexible (Online/Classroom)


Level 2




Funding may be available for this course. Please contact our team to check your eligibility.

Suitable for

This course is suitable for students aged 14 and over.

Learning outcomes

Students will learn about dementia awareness and how to apply a person-centred approach to the care and support of an individual with the disease. They will also understand factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia, their behaviour and how to administer their medicines. By the end of the course, they will also understand equality, diversity and inclusion in care and understand the benefits of engaging in activities in social care.

Course content

  • Understand what dementia is and know the most common types of dementia
  • Understand how others can have a positive impact on someone who has dementia
  • Providing a sense of security and wellbeing for someone with dementia
  • The vital role of carers
  • Different communication methods
  • Limitations of individuals with dementia
  • Positive interaction
  • Person-centred care for someone with dementia
  • Cutting edge medication for someone with dementia
  • The types of behaviour demonstrated with dementia
  • How to enhance physical, emotional and social well-being to individuals with dementia

Course requirements

This course can be delivered remotely or in a classroom environment, to suit your requirements.

To attend remotely, students must have access to equipment to learn online, such as a laptop or tablet.

For more information about this course please contact us.

Queens Court Regent Street Barnsley South Yorkshire S70 2EG
Tel: 01226 216760 | Email: |

These course details were downloaded on 20/04/2024

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