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Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia

Course overview

The level 2 award in awareness of dementia assesses learners’ knowledge and understanding of practices in the care of individuals with dementia. 

The qualification consists of four mandatory units which assesses learners’ general awareness of dementia care issues; their knowledge of person-centred approaches, their understanding of factors that can influence communication and the impact that diversity, equality and inclusion can have on the individual’s experience of dementia.

The knowledge gained through the achievement of these qualifications can be used towards the achievement of the certificates in dementia care as well as the diploma in health and social care

Course content

Dementia Awareness
The Person-Centred Approach to the Care and Support of Individuals with Dementia Understand the Factors that can Influence
Communication and Interaction with Individuals who have Dementia
Understand Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Dementia Care

Learning outcomes

Understand what dementia is
Understand the key features of the theoretical models of dementia
Know the most common types of dementia and their causes
Understand the factors relating to an individual’s experience of dementia
Understand approaches that enable individuals with dementia to experience well-being
Understand the role of carers in the care and support of individuals with dementia 
Understand the roles of others in the support of individuals with dementia
Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia
Understand how a person-centred approach may be used to encourage positive communication with individuals with dementia
Understand the factors which can affect interaction with individuals with dementia
Understand and appreciate the importance of diversity of individuals with dementia
Understand the importance of person-centred approaches I the care and support of individuals with dementia
Understand the ways of working with a range of individuals who have dementia to ensure diverse needs are met 


Assessment Criteria
Learners will be required to complete a workbook to evidence their knowledge for each unit.

The workbooks will be assessed by a member of the Unique Training Solutions team and will go through the UTS quality assurance process.

All of the assessment criteria must be met for all of the units to achieve the full qualification.

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