Adult, Distance Learning
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for learners aged 18 or over who wish to understand more about dementia and will be highly valuable to people who support those with the condition, in a personal or professional capacity or for those who wish to improve their understanding to increase their opportunities of finding work.
What do you need to apply for the course?
Learners wishing to undertake the certificate should be aged 18 or over. You will need to have at least a Level 1 qualification in literacy as you will be expected to write answers for assessment purposes.
If this is your first full level 2 qualification you will be asked to complete a declaration form.
What are the key things you'll learn?
This programme 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, issues relating to the use of medication in dementia care and the importance of providing appropriate and meaningful activities for people with dementia.
How you will learn
You will be allocated your own study pack and have a personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will be required to work through a series of tasks and activities designed to reinforce the learning process and demonstrate your knowledge. (This qualification is also available on-line)
Where could this course take you?
After successfully completing the course candidates will be able to further their own continuous professional development, which may improve their career prospects or progress to further training. You could also progress on to further study in the field or other Distance Learning programmes.