Dementia Care Level 2 Certificate

Name of Course

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care (RQF)

Who is the course suitable for?

Anybody working in the health and adult care setting.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy or equivalent.

The qualification is suitable for learners of 16 years of age and above.

Qualification Purpose

The TQUK Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care (RQF) develops learners’ knowledge and understanding of what dementia is and how to support individuals with dementia, including understanding a range of theoretical models of dementia and types of dementia. Learners will look at   the role of carers in the care and support of individuals with dementia. In particular, the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach, how to communicate with individuals who have dementia and understand behaviour in the context of dementia.  The benefits of engaging in activities are also explored.  This qualification is intended to update and continue the professional development of learners and to develop knowledge/skills relevant to occupational specialisation.

Cost of the Course

Funding opportunities may be available.

Mandatory Units/Course Content

Unit

Level Guided Learning Hours Credit Value
Dementia Awareness 2 17 2
The person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia 2 17 2
Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia 2 18 2
Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care

2

20 2
Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach 3 15 2
Understand behaviour in the context of dementia 2 20 3
Understand the Benefits of Engaging in Activities in Social Care

2

16

2

Length of Course

123 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) over 6-9 months.

Assessment

The assessment for the course will be undertaken through a range of workbooks.

Progression Prospects

Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:

  • TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Care
  • TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
  • TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding End of Life Care
  • Level 3 Certificate in Dementia Care
  • TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support

Delivery Methods

Delivery methods for the course may vary but will involve either taught sessions or distance learning.

Learners must complete all 7 mandatory units.

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