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Awareness of Dementia Level 2

Our Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia is aligned to the National Dementia Strategy on which you will learn an awareness of dementia and in particular those factors that influence interactions and communication with individuals.

The qualification consists of four modules.  All modules are theory based and are provided as a remote learning opportunity with assignments, workbooks and resources provided.

Course Details

Qualification Name: Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia (RQF)
Accreditation: iCQ OfQual recognised qualification
OfQual Qualification Accreditation Number (QAN): 601/6927/8
Average time to completion: 2 to 4 weeks

Course Content

Module 1

Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care

Understand and appreciate the importance of diversity of individuals with dementia

  1. Explain the importance of recognising that individuals with dementia have unique needs and preferences
  2. Describe ways of helping carers and others to understand that an individual with dementia has unique needs and preferences
  3. Explain how values, beliefs and misunderstandings about dementia can affect attitudes towards individuals

Understand the importance of person-centred approaches in the care and support of individuals with dementia

  1. Describe how an individual may feel valued, included and able to engage in daily life
  2. Describe how individuals with dementia may feel excluded
  3. Explain the importance of including the individual in all aspects of their care

Understand ways of working with a range of individuals who have dementia to ensure diverse needs are met

  1. Describe how the experience of an older individual with dementia may be different from the experience of a younger individual with dementia
  2. Describe what steps might be taken to gain knowledge and understanding of the needs and preferences of individuals with dementia from different ethnic origins
  3. Describe what knowledge and understanding would be required to work in a person-centred way with an individual with a learning disability and dementia

Module 2

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

Understand approaches that enable individuals with dementia to experience well-being

  1. Describe what is meant by a person-centred approach
  2. Outline the benefits of working with an individual with dementia in a person – centred manner

Understand the role of carers in the care and support of individuals with dementia

  1. Describe the role that carers can have in the care and support of individuals with dementia
  2. Explain the value of developing a professional working relationship with carers

Understand the roles of others in the support of individuals with dementia

  1. Describe the roles of others in the care and support of individuals with dementia
  2. Explain when it may be necessary to refer to others when supporting individuals with dementia
  3. Explain how to access the additional support of others when supporting individuals with dementia

Module 3

Dementia Awareness

Understand what dementia is

  1. Explain what is meant by the term dementia
  2. Describe the key functions of the brain that are affected by dementia
  3. Explain why depression, delirium and age-related memory impairment may be mistaken for dementia

Understand key features of the theoretical models of dementia

  1. Outline the medical model of dementia
  2. Outline the social model of dementia
  3. Explain why dementia should be viewed as a disability

Know the most common types of dementia and their causes

  1. List the most common causes of dementia
  2. Describe the likely signs and symptoms of the most common causes of dementia
  3. Outline the risk factors for the most common causes of dementia
  4. Identify prevalence rates for different types of dementia

Understand factors relating to an individual’s experience of dementia

  1. Describe how different individuals may experience living with dementia depending on age, type of dementia, and level of ability and disability
  2. Outline the impact that the attitudes and behaviours of others may have on an individual with dementia

Module 4

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

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

  1. Explain how dementia may influence an individual’s ability to communicate and interact
  2. Identify other factors that may influence an individual’s ability to communicate and interact
  3. Outline how memory impairment may affect the ability of an individual with dementia to use verbal language

Understand how a person-centred approach may be used to encourage positive communication with individuals with dementia

  1. Explain how to identify the communication strengths and abilities of an individual with dementia
  2. Describe how to adapt the style of communication to meet the needs, strengths and abilities of an individual with dementia
  3. Describe how information about an individual’s preferred methods of communication can be used to reinforce their identity and uniqueness

Understand the factors which can affect interactions with individuals with dementia

  1. Explain how understanding an individual’s biography / history can facilitate positive interactions
  2. List different techniques that can be used to facilitate positive interactions with an individual with dementia
  3. Explain how involving others may enhance interaction with an individual with dementia

Enrolment and Delivery

Please use our enquiry form or contact us by telephone if you have any queries about this qualification or would like to express an interest to enrol onto this course. A member of our team will be happy to answer any questions, help to make sure this course is right for you and/or your staff team, and talk you through what is involved in enrolment and course completion.

Upon enrolment, you will be assigned a personal tutor who will assist you through achieving successful and meaningful completion of your award. All of the electronic resources, workbooks and assignments required for you to complete the course will be emailed to you for you to commence working with at a time of your convenience. Your tutor will work with you to set targets and milestones that are achievable for you and will check in with you regularly, providing assistance whenever necessary.

On successful completion of your award, your assessor will coordinate with the awarding body for the issuance of your certificates, which will be promptly delivered to you.

Funding and Pricing

Including Assignment, Workbook and Resources:

The full cost of this qualification is £75 per person which is duly invoiced at the point of enrolment.

* You will need to be registered with the Workforce Development Fund if you wish to claim back costs.
** The claim-back £GBP value quoted above was correct as of 28th March 2022.

Upon completion and certification of this qualification, the certificate(s) for your staff members will be sent to you along with all of the supporting data and information required for you to submit your WDF costs claim. This makes the claims process very simple and straightforward. This service is provided as part of the original service charge. No extra fees will apply.

Funding Availability for Care Employers

This care qualification can be funded by Skills for Care as part of the Workforce Development Fund (WDF). The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) is funding from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). It supports the provision of high-quality care and the continuing professional development (CPD) of staff across the adult social care sector by providing a contribution towards the costs of vocational learning. The fund allows you to claim back money towards the costs of workers completing a broad range of adult social care qualifications, learning programmes and digital learning modules.

Organisations wishing to access the funding must meet the Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS) requirements for WDF. Further details on this can be accessed on the Skills for Care Website here.

Quality Assurance

This Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia is accredited to the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF), the new framework for creating and accrediting qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OfQual) regulates this qualification, examinations and assessments in England.

Complete Training is an approved registered centre with the OFQUAL regulated awarding organisation ‘I Can Qualify‘ (iCQ). All our qualifications are subject to both internal and external quality assurance processes to ensure we meet all of the awarding body specifications. All course materials are developed to meet the specific outcomes that make up the full qualification.

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