Health & Social 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.

To be awarded the Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care, learners are required to successfully complete 7 mandatory units.

  • Unit 01 Understanding dementia
  • Unit 02 Understand how person-centered approaches are used to underpin the care and support of individuals with dementia
  • Unit 03 Principles of communication and interaction in dementia care and support
  • Unit 04 Supporting positive interaction, occupation and activity in dementia care
  • Unit 05 Principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care and support
  • Unit 06 Understand how to support individuals with dementia to exercise choice and rights
  • Unit 07 Principles of the administration of medication and well-being of individuals with dementia
  • Entry requirements

    PLEASE NOTE: This is an online course with flexible start dates throughout the year.

    • Completion of a basic initial assessment achieving a minimum Level 1 in maths and English - Preferable GCSE grades 4 -9 (GCSE A-C)
    • Learners must be 24+
    • Learners must not have achieved a full Level 3 qualification, this includes: A Level or AS Level qualifications, Technical Level 3 Certificate, other Level 3 qualification

    • Subject to eligibility
  • Who is the course for?

    This qualification is designed for learners who want to develop their knowledge and understanding of dementia and dementia care.

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

    • types of dementia and the importance of early diagnosis
    • person-centred 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.
  • Study methods

    Fully online Duration approx. 8-12 weeks

  • How is the course assessed?

    Online modules, learning materials and assessment

  • More information

    Benefits of the course

    • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
    • Create a long-standing career pathway in a health and social care – Dementia
    • Courses are delivered as a distance learning, allowing learners to choose when and where to study
    • Personal tutors are assigned to ensure learners have the support needed to succeed.

      Fully Funded: National Skills Fund*

      Find out more:
      Charlotte Robbins
      Course Team Leader Health and Social Care
      01895 853454 | 07951947625
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      @HCUCSkills
  • Where Next – Job Opportunities

    This qualification will support progression into relevant employment within the health and social care sector. The qualification doesn’t 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

  • Where Next – Further Studies

    Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

    • Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
    • Level 3 Certificate in Working in the Health Sector
    • Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
    • Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship
  • How to apply

    To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

    >> Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
    >>Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:
    Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

    When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

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