Dementia Care Level 3 Certificate

8-16 Weeks

Qualification Information

This course provides individuals the opportunity to build upon the award by adding practical based units. Evidence gained in the award can be used to meet the knowledge competencies of the certificate. Alternatively individuals can start with a Certificate qualification instead of an award if they would like to have a more substantive qualification. This course provides participants with the skills to support more complex needs.

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in dementia that is currently working within a dementia setting. This means that it is suitable for people in a range of roles including people working at GP practices, individuals working at advice centres as well as hands on direct roles such as home care staff, or staff working in hospitals or residential settings.

In order to achieve the Level 3 Certificate in Dementia Care (QCF), you must achieve a total of 21 credits:

15 credits from 4 mandatory units and;

6 credits from a choice of 14 optional units;

How your qualification is made up:

 Core Units

DEM 301 – Understand the process and experience of Dementia

DEM 304 – Enable rights and choices of individuals with dementia whilst minimising risks

DEM 313 – Equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care practice

DEM 312 – Understand and enable interaction and communication with individuals who have dementia

Examples of optional Units

DEM305 – Understand the administration to individuals with dementia using a person centred approach

HSC 3066 – Positive risk taking

DEM 302 – Understand how to meet the nutritional needs of a person with dementia

How this course will be delivered

There is an option of using an online account to submit work, or using workbooks.

As this ward has competency based units it means that learners will be assessed in the work place and therefore should currently be in the correct role to meet the evidence requirements. This course is assessed by using workbooks, observation and questions to cover and gaps at the end.

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