Course Type / Attendance

Distance Learning

Subject Area

Health, Social Care and Childcare

Start Date

September 2018

Course Length

16 weeks





Course Level


Home / Course / Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care – Level 3

Who is this course for?

This qualification is designed for learners who want to develop their knowledge and understanding of dementia and dementia care.
This qualification is suitable for learners aged 19 and above.

This qualification enables learners to develop knowledge and understanding of caring for individuals with dementia. Successful completion of the units will allow learners to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of dementia and its effects.
The objectives of this qualification are to enable learners to understand:

• types of dementia and the importance of early diagnosis
• person-centred approaches in dementia care
• the role of communication, interaction and inclusion in dementia care and support
• the use of medication to support individuals with dementia.

What do you need to apply for the course?

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 2 health and social care related qualification.

What are the key things you'll learn?

To be awarded the Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care, learners are required to successfully complete 7 mandatory units.

How you will learn

Distance Learning

Where could this course take you?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

• Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
• Level 3 Certificate in Working in the Health Sector
• Level 4 qualifications in Health and Social Care.

This qualification will support progression into relevant employment within the health and social care sector. The qualification doesn’t infer competence in the work role, but can be used to support the underpinning knowledge and understanding needed for those working in or towards a dementia care role.

What costs will you incur?

19+ Loan