NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care

Course information:

This course will teach learners about the benefits of positive communication, issues around the use of medication for those with dementia and the importance of person-centred care. Learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of the different types of dementia as well as how to take a person-centred approach to dementia care and support. Upon completion, learners will be able to recognise individual needs surrounding issues such as equality, diversity and inclusion that are fundamental to one-to-one and individual care.

 

At your induction, which we will arrange with you, at a mutually convenient date and location, you will receive your learning resources, information pack and all three  assessments papers . We will agree your lerning plan and your course completion dates, on average approx 16 weeks.  The learning materials contain the knowledge needed to meet the assessment requirements of the course and activities allow you to practice your skills and test your learning. Assessment is based on a combination of knowledge and skills learned on the programme. You must complete all three assessments, within the agreed timescales and submit these for marking by our team of qualified tutors. Your tutor will provide feedback, advice and guidance to ensure you can complete the course. Upon successful completion of all three assessments you will be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care

 

There are no fees for this course as the Fire Brigades Union Learning Centre has secured funding with The Skills Funding Agency and our Learning Partners. Please ensure that when you enrol on this course you are committed to completing the programme of study within the allocated timescales. Should you not complete the course in full, you may be required to pay a fee to cover registration, administration fees and learning material costs. Funded places are subject to availability and are subject to the terms and conditions of our Further Education partners.

 

Please see a breakdown below of the units and sections within this course.


Unit 1: Dementia awareness
This unit explains precisely what dementia is, the most common types of dementia and the causal factors associated with them.
Also explored is how others can have a positive impact on an individual with dementia through a variety of different techniques.
This unit contains four sections, including:
• Section 1: Understanding what dementia is
• Section 2: Understanding key features of theoretical models of dementia
• Section 3: Know the most common types of dementia and their causes
• Section 4: Understanding factors relating to an individual’s experience of dementia.


Unit 2: Person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia
In this unit, you 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.
This unit contains three sections, including:
• Section 1: Understanding the approaches that enable individuals with dementia to experience well-being
• Section 2: Understanding the role of carers in the care and support of individuals with dementia
• Section 3: Understanding the roles of others in the support of individuals with dementia.


Unit 3: Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia
Awareness of the different communication needs of, and the communication difficulties experienced by, individuals diagnosed with dementia is the focus of this unit in order to encourage positive interaction.
This unit contains three sections, including:
• Section 1: Understanding the factors that can influence communication with individuals who have dementia
• Section 2: Understanding how a person-centred approach may be used to encourage positive communication with individuals with dementia
• Section 3: Understanding the factors which can affect interactions with individuals with dementia.


Unit 4: Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care
You will be introduced to equality, diversity and inclusion as ideas to aspire to, which are also all important when practising the person-centred care approach.
This unit contains three sections, including:
• Section 1: Understanding the importance of the diversity of individuals with dementia
• Section 2: Understanding the importance of person-centred approaches in the care and support of individuals with dementia
• Section 3: Understanding ways of working with a range of individuals who have dementia to ensure diverse needs are met.


Unit 5: Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach
This unit will help you 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.
This unit contains two sections, including:
• Section 1: Understanding the common medications available to, and appropriate for, individuals with dementia
• Section 2: Understanding how to provide person-centred care to individuals with dementia through the appropriate and effective use of medication.


Unit 6: Understand behaviour in the context of dementia
You will look at the different behaviours individuals display once diagnosed with dementia and how to respond to particular types of behaviour.
This unit contains three sections, including:
• Section 1: Understanding that behaviour is often used as a means of communication
• Section 2: Understanding how to respond to behaviours associated with dementia
• Section 3: Understanding why some people with dementia will need additional support.


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 highly beneficial to individuals with dementia.
This unit contains three sections, including:
• Section 1: Understanding the impact of activity on physical and mental well-being
• Section 2: Understanding the social benefits of activities
• Section 3: Understanding how activity can be the basis for a model of care and support.

Course Units:

  1. Dementia awareness
  2. The person centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia
  3. Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have
  4. Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care
  5. Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person centred
  6. Understand behaviour on the context of dementia
  7. Understand the benefits of engaging in activities in social care

Study mode:

WORKBOOK

Start date:

Flexible start dates after 27th August 2019

End date:

Last enrolment date 30 April 2020

Duration:

12 Weeks

Regional availability:

Attachments:

» 17-18-principles-of-dementia-flyer.pdf
  (Type: .pdf - Size: 124 kb)

» 17-18-principles-of-dementia-poster.pdf
  (Type: .pdf - Size: 243 kb)

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Added on Fri 5th Feb 2016.
Last updated on Thu 17th Oct 2019.

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