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.
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.
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*)
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 up to you to choose which option you choose depending on your preferred method of learning; making the course flexible and easy for the learner. Personal tutors are assigned to each learner, to help ensure you have the support you need throughout the duration of the short course.
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.
If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (01904) 770770.
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