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

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:


Start date:

Flexible start dates after 13 August 2017

End date:

Last enrolment date 30 Mar 2018


12 Weeks

Regional availability:


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Added on Fri 5th Feb 2016.
Last updated on Sat 7th Oct 2017.

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