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Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care

This dementia training online course (also available to study via paper-based resources) aims to develop your employee’s knowledge and understanding of the principles of caring for those with dementia. The qualification will explore person-centred care, the influence of positive communication methods and the issues relating to the use of medication for those with dementia.



Unit 1: Understanding dementia

This unit will introduce your employees to the most common types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. They will study the causes, effects and risk factors of dementia and gain an understanding of the importance of early diagnosis.

Unit 2: Understand how person-centred approaches are used to underpin the care and support of individuals with dementia

Throughout this unit your employees will gain an understanding of the importance of person-centred care for individuals with dementia. They will consider how each individual’s experience of dementia is different and how they can be supported.

Unit 3: Principles of communication and interaction in dementia care and support

This unit will introduce your employees to various ways in which individuals with dementia may communicate. They will discover the factors that could influence interactions and communication, and develop your understanding of how communication is an effective part of caring for and supporting individuals with dementia.

Unit 4: Supporting positive interaction, occupation and activity in dementia care

This unit will enhance your employees understanding of the range and benefits of positive interactions in dementia care. They will discover the importance of promoting identity and inclusion and will also investigate how individuals with dementia can engage in activities.

Unit 5: Principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care and support

Your employees will develop their understanding of the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion within the context of dementia care. This unit highlights how to recognise and challenge discrimination and oppressive practices.

Unit 6: Understand how to support individuals with dementia to exercise choice and rights

This unit will provide your employees with an understanding of how the rights of individuals with dementia are protected, and how to support individuals with dementia to exercise choice and make decisions involving carers and others.

Unit 7: Principles of the administration of medication and well-being of individuals with dementia

Your employees will develop your understanding of the common medications that could be used for individuals with dementia and the actions to take in the event of side effects or adverse reactions.

Benefits of this dementia training online include:

  • You will see improved staff retention
  • Employees will achieve a nationally recognised level 3 qualification
  • Employees can complete their dementia training online or via paper-based resources, allowing them to learn from their own home, in their own time
  • Employees get access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
  • Employees will receive subject specialist support from a Tutor and access to a Learner Support Advisor for everyday queries
  • Funding available – speak to one of our team for more information and to see if your staff are eligible.
  • Full cost Direct debit Advanced learner loan
    £399 Initial payment of £39.90, 6 monthly payments of £59.85 £811

    Key Information

    Full Cost Price £399.00
    Course Length 20 weeks
    Awarding Body TQUK
    Learning Method(s)

    Online learning
    materials with
    online assessment

    Paper based
    learning materials and
    paper based assessment

    Paper based
    learning materials
    with online assessment

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