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Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care NCFE Level 3 Certificate (Distance learning)

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Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care NCFE Level 3 Certificate (Distance Learning)

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 including the types of dementia, diagnosis, person-centred approaches, communication in dementia care and the use of medication to support individuals with dementia.

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Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care to be completed prior to starting Level 3.

What qualification will I gain?

You will gain:

  • NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care
How will I be assessed?

Online written assignments.

Course content

  1. Principles of understanding dementia
  2. Understand the use of person-centred approaches to underpin the care and support of individuals with dementia
  3. Principles of communication and interaction in dementia care and support
  4. Principles of supporting positive interaction, occupation and activity in dementia care
  5. Principles of understanding equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care and support
  6. Understand how individuals with dementia can be supported to exercise rights and choices
  7. Principles of administration of medication to individuals with dementia

Next steps

Course progression:

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

Career progression:

By completing this course, you will gain the skills and knowledge that employers find desirable. It is also a great opportunity for continuous professional development.

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: 32 weeks
Day(s): Flex
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Fees: £724.00

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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.

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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.