Course Type / Attendance

Distance Learning

Subject Area

Health, Social Care and Childcare

Start Date

Call 0191 511 6000

Course Length

16 weeks


Adult, Distance Learning



Course Level


Home / Course / NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for anyone 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?

If you wish to undertake this certificate you must 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 you are claiming a benefit you will be asked to provide benefit evidence dated within the last 4 weeks.
  • 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?

The program is designed to help you develop knowledge and understanding of dementia and the principles of caring for people with the condition. It covers areas such as person-centered 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 you knowledge.

Where could this course take you?

After successfully completing the course you will be able to further your own continuous professional development, which may improve your career prospects or progress to further training. You could also progress on to further study in the field or other Distance Learning programmes.