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Dementia Care Level 2 - Free Online Course

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Course description

Earn a Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Care - A Free Online Course by vision2learn

This online certification programme provides the key principles and appropriate methods for supporting and caring for those with dementia.

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the factors that contribute to effective dementia care.
  • Acquire a practical insight into effective medical and social treatment.
  • Understand the benefits of a person-centred approach.
  • Understand how active engagement and interaction provides relief for people with dementia.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This is a nationally accredited qualification and if you meet the eligibility requirements, you can take this course free of charge. You will be eligible for FREE study with vision2learn if you:

  • Are aged 19 or older.
  • Live in an eligible English postcode area .
  • Have been an EU resident for the past three years.

No existing qualification is required for this course.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Successful completion of this course leads to a nationally accredited Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Care.

Why study this course with vision2learn?

  • It’s free for eligible learners.
  • Study 100% online at your own pace, whenever and wherever you choose.
  • Earn a vocational qualification valued by UK employers.
  • Personal support from a dedicated tutor throughout your course.
  • Additional online and telephone customer support free of charge.

Training Course Content

This course is taught 100% online.

Course content

Unit 1: Dementia awareness

Your learning goals:

  • Defining dementia
  • Key functions of the brain affected by dementia
  • Why depression, delirium and age related memory impairment may be mistaken for dementia.

Unit 2: Person-centred approaches

Your learning goals:

  • The medical model of dementia
  • The social model of dementia
  • Why dementia should be viewed as a disability.

Unit 3: Communication and interaction

Your learning goals:

  • Factors influencing communication and interaction
  • How a person-centred approach encourages positive communication
  • Factors affecting interactions.

Unit 4: Equality, diversity and inclusion

Your learning goals:

  • The importance of diversity of individuals with dementia
  • Person-centred approaches in dementia care
  • Ensuring diverse needs are met.

Unit 5: Administering medication

Your learning goals:

  • Common medications
  • Providing person-centred care through medication.

Unit 6: Understanding behaviour

Your learning goals:

  • Behaviour as a means of communication
  • Responding to behaviours associated with dementia
  • Additional emotional support.

Unit 7: Engaging in activities

Your learning goals:

  • Impact of activity on physical and mental well-being
  • Social benefits of activities
  • Activity as a basis for a model of care and support.

Why choose vision2learn

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Over 30,000 learners find success with vision2learn each year

One-to-one personalised tutor support throughout your course


This online course is free of charge to eligible learners. No costs to be incurred

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When I started I knew almost nothing about dementia. After 12 weeks and having completed and passed all the assessments I can say I gained a lot of knowledge about dementia and most importantly it has changed my behaviour and attitudes towards people with dementia. My dedicated tutor was very supportive. Great work. Great team. Thank you Visi...
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Enjoyed this course so much. Wasn't easy but so worth it. Enjoyed working at my own pace and had full support from my tutor. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
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