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Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Care

Subject category: Qualifications

Course overview

The Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Care is aimed at those already working in care roles with individuals with dementia and provides an opportunity for learners to have their knowledge and skills recognised through the achievement of a nationally recognised qualification. 

This programme will assess learners’ ability to competently perform a range of tasks in areas of practice such as person centred working, communication and interaction, equality and diversity as well as individuals’ rights and choices. 

The achievement of this qualification can be used towards the achievement of the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Course content

  • Dementia Awareness
  • Understand and Implement a Person Centred Approach to the Care and Support of Individuals with Dementia
  • Understand and Enable Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Dementia Care Practice
  • Approaches to Enable Rights and Choices for Individuals with Dementia whilst Minimising Risks
  • Understand and Enable Interaction and Communication with Individuals with Dementia

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 the importance of a person centred approach to dementia care and support
Involve the individual with dementia in planning and implementing their care and support using a person centred approach
Involve carers and others in the care and support of individuals with dementia
Understand the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion when working with individuals with dementia
Apply a person centred approach in the care and support of individuals with dementia
Work with a range of individuals who have dementia to ensure diverse needs are met 
Understand key legislation and agreed ways of working that ensure the fulfillment or rights and choices of individuals with dementia while minimising risk of harm
Understand how to maintain the right to privacy, dignity and respect when supporting individuals with dementia
Support individuals with dementia to achieve their potential
Work with carers who are caring for individuals with dementia 
Communicate with individuals with dementia
Apply interaction and communication approaches with individuals in dementia

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

Performance also runs through the qualification and therefore observation of practice will be carried out in the work place. 

Learners will also need to produce self-reflective accounts, take part in professional discussions and provide a range of work products. 

This will all be assessed by a member of the Unique Training Solutions assessment 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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