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Principles Of Dementia Care NCFE Level 2 Certificate (Distance Learning)

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Principles of Dementia Care NCFE Level 2 Certificate (Distance Learning)

The course will develop your knowledge and understanding of the principles of caring for those with dementia and will help to prepare you to enter or progress within employment in a variety of sectors and job roles where an understanding of dementia is required.

The course explains what dementia is, the most common types of dementia and the causes associated with them. It also looks at how other people can have an impact on an individual with dementia. You will look at the knowledge and understanding required to enable an individual with dementia to experience well-being and the role of the carer. You will learn how the different communication needs and abilities of individuals can be taken into account to encourage positive interaction.

The course also looks at the medication available to and appropriate for individuals with dementia, and explores specific needs that some individuals may have when receiving medication. You will also look at the different behaviours of individuals with dementia and how to respond to certain types of behaviour and how engaging in social activities to enhance mental, physical and social well-being can benefit individuals with dementia.

All of the Level 2 courses are free. These courses last up to 16 weeks and you can start them at any point throughout the year, and complete them in your own free time.

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Course information

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Entry requirements


What qualification will I gain?

You will gain:

  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care
How will I be assessed?

Online written assignments.

Course content

What will I study?

The units you will study are:

  • Dementia Awareness
  • The person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia
  • Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals with dementia
  • Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care
  • Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using person-centred approach
  • Understand behaviour in the contact of dementia care
  • Understand the benefits of engaging in activities in social care

Next steps

There are several next steps that you can take. You can go on to study another Level 2 distance learning course or a Level 3 one. Alternatively, you could enrol on to our Access to Higher Education course or other further education courses (subject to entry requirements).

Additional information

Please note that an administration charge of £100 will be charged if learners do not complete the course within the allocated 16 weeks.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this course, please email:

Available Courses
Distance Learning Generic BCG
Starts: Various
Type: Distance Learning
Length: 24 weeks
Day(s): Flex
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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.