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Certificate in Dementia Care Level 3

Our Level 3 Certificate in Dementia Care (RQF) is an accredited qualification aligned with the National Dementia Strategy, specifically designed for professionals working in dementia care. This certification equips individuals with essential skills to competently support individuals with dementia.

The course encompasses a wide range of topics, including advocating for the rights and choices of individuals with dementia, promoting equality and inclusion in care practices, understanding the dementia journey and its impact, refining communication methods for dementia care environments, grasping different models of disability, and implementing a person-centred approach to medication management.

Ideal for caregivers, healthcare workers, and support staff looking to enhance their expertise in dementia care, this qualification combines theoretical learning through remote coursework, including assignments, workbooks, and various resources, with practical training involving on-site observations supervised by a specialised tutor. This ensures a comprehensive understanding and skill development in key areas.

Upon completion of the course, you will have a thorough grasp of the principles and practices of dementia care, empowering you to provide empathetic and effective assistance to individuals with dementia and their caregivers.

Course Details

Qualification Name: Level 3 Certificate in Dementia Care (RQF)
Accreditation: iCQ OfQual recognised qualification
OfQual Qualification Accreditation Number (QAN): 601/6270/3
Average time to completion: 8 to 12 weeks

Course Content

Mandatory Units

  • Module 1 – Enable rights and choices of individuals with dementia whilst minimising risks: This module covers understanding legislation and working methods supporting the rights and choices of individuals with dementia, maximising their autonomy even when decisions may not seem in their best interest, involving carers, and maintaining privacy and dignity.
  • Module 2 – Equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care practice: Focused on recognising the uniqueness of each individual’s dementia experience, respecting heritage, understanding diverse experiences, addressing discrimination, promoting inclusivity, and working collaboratively to support diversity and equality.
  • Module 3 – Understanding the process and experience of dementia: This module explores dementia’s neurological basis, causes, memory impairments, information processing, diagnosis impacts, person-centred care approaches, and addressing myths and stereotypes to support individuals and carers.
  • Module 4 – Interaction and communication with individuals who have dementia:
  • This Module examines factors affecting communication with individuals with dementia, verbal and non-verbal techniques, interpreting behaviour, valuing individuality, positive interaction approaches, and using environmental cues and reminiscence techniques.
  • Module 5 – Models of Disability: This Module delves into the medical, social, and psycho-social models of disability, their impact on identity, service delivery, and evaluating practice for promoting individuals’ well-being and quality of life.
  • Module 6 – Administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach: This Module covers common medications for dementia symptoms, risks and benefits of anti-psychotic medication, PRN medication for pain management, person-centred medication administration, and advocating for individuals in medication matters.

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.


Including Assignment, Workbook and Resources:

The full cost of this qualification is £275 per person which is duly invoiced at the point of enrolment.

Upon completion and certification of this qualification, the certificate(s) for you/your staff members will be sent to you.

Quality Assurance

This Level 3 Certificate in Dementia Care 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.

Enquiry Form

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