Caring For Someone With Dementia

Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care

There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK today, with this number expected to rise to over one million by 2025*. As an increasing issue, it is more important than ever that health and social care workers are equipped with the skills to understand and support people with dementia.

Interested in our dementia training courses? This qualification is designed to provide your employees with thorough knowledge of dementia and dementia care and is ideal if they are already employed in the health and social care sector and wish to upskill.

They will develop an in-depth understanding of dementia and its effects. They will explore the various types of dementia and the importance of early diagnosis, as well as focusing on person-centred approaches to dementia care, the role of communication, interaction and inclusion in dementia care and support.

This qualification will equip your employees with the knowledge needed to work in a variety of roles within the health and social care services, and is ideal if they want to enter, or progress within this sector.


Initial deposit: £39.90

Monthly payments: £59.85

Payment duration: 6 months

*Based on a minimum 10% initial deposit. Payment plan can be customised at checkout.

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No hidden costs – certificates, resources, support and more included

Employees can learn from their own home, in their own time

One to one Tutor support available via phone or email

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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.

The benefits of completing this course include:

  • Employees will achieve a nationally recognised level 3 qualification
  • Employees can 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
  • Work saves automatically to ensure it's never lost

Full cost Direct debit Advanced learner loan
£399 Initial payment of £39.90, 6 monthly payments of £59.85 £811

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