This online course will enable you to gain additional skills and a qualification whilst working. You will have access to specialist support from dedicated tutors throughout the programme.
The course will develop your knowledge and understanding of the principles of caring for those with dementia and will help to prepare you to enter or progress within employment in a variety of sectors and job roles where an understanding of dementia is required.
The course explains what dementia is, the most common types of dementia and the causes associated with them. It also looks at how other people can have an impact on an individual with dementia. You will look at the knowledge and understanding required to enable an individual with dementia to experience well-being and the role of the carer. You will learn how the different communication needs and abilities of individuals can be taken into account to encourage positive interaction. The course also looks at the medication available to and appropriate for individuals with dementia, and explores specific needs that some individuals may have when receiving medication. You will also look at the different behaviours of individuals with dementia and how to respond to certain types of behaviour and how engaging in social activities to enhance mental, physical and social well-being can benefit individuals with dementia.
The units you will study are:
1. Dementia Awareness
2. The person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia
3. Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals with dementia
4. Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care
5. Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using person-centred approach
6. Understand behaviour in the contact of dementia care
7. Understand the benefits of engaging in activities in social care
Once it has been confirmed that you have fully completed the course, there are several next steps that you can take. You can go on to study another level two distance learning course. Or you could move on to one of our Level 3 Distance Learning courses. Alternatively, you could enrol on to our Access to Higher Education course (subject to interview) or the Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools qualification (subject to entry requirements).
By completing any of the above courses, you will gain the skills and knowledge that employers find desirable. It is also a great opportunity for continuous professional development.
Learners will be provided with a resource pack with assessment booklets to complete. There is also an option to study this course online via our bespoke e-learning portal.
Please note that an administration charge of £100 will be charged if learners do not complete the course within the allocated 16 weeks.