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NCFE/CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Principles of Dementia Care

Wiltshire College & University Centre
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16 weeks
Part time
Online courses
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Course description

NCFE/CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Principles of Dementia Care

This qualification enables learners to develop knowledge and understanding of caring for individuals with dementia. Successful completion of the units will allow learners to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of dementia and its effects. It will also support progression into relevant employment within the health and social care sector.

The qualification does not infer competence in the work role but can be used to support the underpinning knowledge and understanding needed for those working in or towards a dementia care role.The course is split into seven mandatory units:Understanding dementia In this unit learners will investigate the common types, causes and effects of dementia.

They will gain an understanding of the importance of early diagnosis and an insight into the effects and experience of dementia.Understand how person-centered approaches are used to underpin the care and support of individuals with dementia In this unit learners will gain an understanding of the importance of person-centered care for individuals with dementia.

They will investigate how each individual’s experience of dementia is different and how they can be supported. They will also understand how to promote person-centered values.Principles of communication and interaction in dementia care and support In this unit learners will investigate various ways in which individuals with dementia may communicate.

They will then look into the factors that would influence interactions and communication. Learners will also gain an understanding of how communication and positive interactions are an effective part of caring for and supporting individuals with dementia.Supporting positive interaction, occupation, and activity in dementia care In this unit learners will understand the range and benefits of positive interactions in dementia care. They will look at the various approaches and how to support them. They will then investigate how individuals with dementia can engage in activity and occupation.

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • Learners must be aged 19 years or over on 1st April 2021.
  • Must have lived in the UK or EU for the last three years.
  • Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside of the Mayor of London, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley, West Midlands and the North of Tyne Combined Authority NTCA.
  • In order to be eligible to complete this course for free, Learners must not already hold a full Level 3 qualification (e.g. four AS Levels or two A Levels etc). If Wiltshire College and University Centre are not able to obtain government funding, then Learners will be expected to pay a course fee of £811 or Learners can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.
  • Learners must not be completing any other funded courses such as an Apprenticeship or any other NCFE course.
  • Learners can only complete one Level 3 qualification for free.
  • Learners who already hold a full Level 3 qualification and wish to complete this course can do so for a fee of £811 or apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

Training Course Content

The objectives of this qualification are to enable learners to understand:

  • types of dementia and the importance of early diagnosis
  • person-centered approaches in dementia care
  • the role of communication, interaction and inclusion in dementia care and support
  • the use of medication to support individuals with dementia.

Why choose Wiltshire College & University Centre

96% of students go onto further study, training or employment

98.8% overall pass rate for Level 3 courses

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Continuing Studies

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
  • Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support
  • Level 3 Certificate in Working in the Health Sector
  • Level 4 qualifications in Health and Social Care.

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Wiltshire College & University Centre

Wiltshire College & University Centre is the main provider of further and higher education in Wiltshire and is fast on its way to becoming outstanding having achieved a good Ofsted grade in June 2018. Based across four main campuses, Wiltshire...


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