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Principles of Dementia Care Certificate Level 2

Course Overview

Dementia is one of the main causes of disability in later life, and cases are rising – by 2051, it’s expected that two million people in the UK will have dementia. If you work with people with dementia, it’s important that you understand the condition and know how to provide the best possible care for each individual. In our level 2 Principles of Dementia Care course, you will learn all about approaches to dementia care. You’ll gain insight into how dementia affects the way people behave and interact, as well as how best to communicate with people who have dementia.


Duration

Courses will start from 15th February on a flexible basis

Venue

Online Course

Course Content

Understand the different forms of dementia

Learn how to support individuals through person-centred care

Develop knowledge and understanding of care

Learn positive communication methods

Learn issues around the use of medication

Entry Requirements

A good level of English and Maths is required for example GCSEs at Grade A*-D (Grade 3-9) or equivalent at pass level


Learning & Assessment Methods

Learning will take place via an on-line platform, you will be able to learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college.  At the start of your course you will be allocated a tutor who will support you through your qualification and you will be provided with all learning and assessment materials which have been specifically developed to support you in meeting the qualification requirements.  Your tutor will also provide you with written feedback on the assessments you submit as well as ongoing support through a remote tutorial.


Qualifications Gained

L2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care


Progression Opportunities

L2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care

L2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care

L2 Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness

L2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

L2 Certificate in the Principles of Care Planning


Career Opportunities

Next steps in further study or university

Securing a promotion

Career change

Improving skills and knowledge needed to fulfil a lifelong ambition


Costs

FREE* if on an income related benefit or low Income (household income of less than £20,817 or independant income of £12,400).

If you are 19 or over please call Learner Services on 01695 52300 or email enquiries@westlancs.ac.uk to confirm the fee for this course. Course costs may be subject to change.
If you need information on any financial support that may be available to you with fees or study costs on this course, please contact Learner Services (see contact details below) who can offer advice and assistance on accessing any financial support that may be available.
*subject to availability & eligibility
ADULT FUNDING CHANGES
Due to changes in Government funding, from 1st August 2019 learners resident in some postcodes (Merseyside and Greater Manchester) may be unable to access funding from training providers and colleges in Lancashire and may have to pay all associated course and support costs.

To check if your postcode is part of the new devolved funding legislation, please contact Course Enquiries – enquiries@westlancs.ac.uk on 01695 52300 for further advice.

How To Apply

Contact Learner Services by email enquiries@westlancs.ac.uk to register your interest.

Please include your full name, date of birth, postcode, email address and contact number.

After 4 January 2021 Course enquiries open from 8.45am.

Call 01695 52300.

To view a printable version of this course leaflet, please click here

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this leaflet is correct at the time of printing. We reserve the right however, to make alterations or amendments to the information contained in this leaflet. This course will run subject to sufficient numbers.