About the course
Distance learning courses enable you to boost your career with a nationally recognised qualification even if you don’t have the time to attend training sessions. You will work your way through the qualification submitting work every 2 weeks, achieving within approximately three months.
A new case of dementia arises somewhere in the world every four seconds. Dementia not only affects the individual themselves, but can also devastate their family, friends and entire lifestyle. Whether you are looking to start or develop a career in the care industry, or you simply want to know more about dementia for personal reasons, this course is the perfect place to start, as it explores crucial elements of the different types of dementia. The knowledge you will gain from this course could help you care for a friend or relative with dementia and enhance your understanding of their needs and behaviour.
This course is split into seven manageable units:
Person-centered approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia
Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia
Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care
Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach
Understand behaviour in the context of dementia
Understand the benefits of engaging in activities in social care
This course is studied purely online and is ideal for those who are happy to work independently using our fully supported online learning platform.
For those local to Swindon, are returning to learning and would prefer to receive one-to-one support from a tutor, we offer a workbook option. If you would prefer this option, please click HERE
- The course is fully funded by the Government and to qualify, you must be aged 19 at the start of the academic year, have been resident in England for the last three years and be a UK citizen.
- Learners must have a Level 2 English qualification.
- Learners who are aged 19-23 must already have a full Level 2 qualification (5 GCSEs 4 and above OR A*-C, 2 AS Levels, 1 A-Level, Diploma Level 2, NVQ Level 2).
- Distance Learning isn’t for everyone. If at your enrolment we feel that this mode of study may not be quite right for you, we will help you to find the one that is.
You could complete one of our other Health and Social Care programmes (e.g. Prevention and Control of Infection or Common Health Conditions)
Employment within a Health and Social Care environment.
What additional resources will I need?
You will need access to a PC or a Mac and Broadband WiFi. You will not be able to complete this course using a mobile phone.
However, if you do not complete your course, you will be charged £135 to cover administration and learning material costs.
For further career guidance, the National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. This service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers. https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx
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