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In the world a new case of dementia is diagnosed every four seconds; this diagnosis not only affects the patient, but also their family, friends and the individual’s sense of being- the things that make them who they are.

Qualification Level

NCFE Level 2 (online distance learning, no exams involved).

Who Is It For

This course is funded by the adult education budget, and therefore suitable for learners aged 19 and over and the courses are co-funded. Individuals that are aged 19 or over and have not attained a GCSE grades A* to C in maths or English will be fully funded.

Study Hours

Guided Learning Hours - 123
Study hours Per Week - 12.5
(*please note these are average and estimated figures and may not be a true representative for all individuals*)

How to Apply

If you wish to study this course you do not need to fill out an application form, simply visit our friendly team of advisors in the InfoZone, located behind the main reception desk. Alternatively; you can enrol over the telephone on 01904 770770.

Course cost

Most students over the age of 19 will be able to study this course for free, however, please contact us if you are aged 19-23 and do not yet have a full level 2 qualification (5 GCSEs grade A*-C, NVQ Level 2 or higher) as additional eligibility criteria may apply.

For more information please email the InfoZone on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring them on 01904 770770.

Course Duration

This particular short course is just 9 weeks long

How It Helps You

This course gives learners the vital knowledge to begin tackling this health condition through understanding what exactly dementia is, and it explains how to give support to those who are affected by it. It will ensure that learners develop an essential understanding of caring for people with dementia, covering the benefits of positive communication, use of medication and the importance of highly individualised person-centred care.

How Is The Course Delivered

This course is available in both paper and online format, and is up to you to decide which method you prefer, making the course flexible and easy for you. Personal tutors are assigned to each learners, to help ensure you have the support you need throughout the duration of the short course.

Course Breakdown

UNIT 1 – Dementia awareness

This unit explains precisely what dementia is, the most common types of dementia and the casual factors associated to them. Also explored is how others can have a positive impact on an individual with dementia through a variety of different techniques.

UNIT 2 – The person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia

Learners will build the knowledge and understanding required to enable an individual with dementia to experience a sense of security and well-being. The vital role of carers in such a scenario is also covered.

UNIT 3 – Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia

Awareness of the different communication needs and limitations of individuals diagnosed with dementia is the focus of this module, in order to encourage positive interaction.

UNIT 4 – Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care

Learners will be introduced to equality, diversity and inclusion as ideas to aspire to, which are also all important when practising the person-centre approach.

UNIT 5 – understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach

This unit helps learners understand the range of cutting edge medications available to, and appropriate for, individuals with dementia, exploring specific needs that individuals may have when receiving medication.

UNIT 6 – Understand behaviour in the context of dementia

Learners will look at the different behaviours individuals display once diagnosed with dementia and how to respond to particular types of behaviour.

UNIT 7 – Understand the benefits of engaging in activities in social care

This unit explores how engaging in social activities in order to enhance mental, physical and social well-being can be an amazing benefit to Individual’s with dementia.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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