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Course Overview

Currently, the United Kingdom is home to approximately 850,000 individuals who are living with dementia. Unfortunately, this number is projected to increase significantly over the next few years, with estimates indicating that it will surpass one million by the year 2025.

To combat this growing issue, this course aims to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of dementia and its effects. You will understand the various types of dementia, the importance of early diagnosis, and the crucial role that communication, interaction, and inclusion play in the provision of effective dementia care and support.

What will I learn?

This course is made up of six units:

  • Understanding dementia
  • How person-centred approaches are used to underpin the care and support of individuals with dementia
  • Supporting positive interaction, occupation and activity in dementia
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care and support
  • How to support individuals with dementia to exercise choice and rights
  • The administration of medication and well-being of individuals with dementia

Eligibility Criteria

This course is funded via the National Skills Fund. You will be eligible for funding if:
You earn less than £20,319 per year
You do not hold a Level 3 qualification in any subject (equivalent to 2 full A levels, an advanced technical certificate or diploma)
You must also:
Currently live in England
Resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years, for purposes other than study.
If you are not eligible for funding, you can fund your qualification with an Advanced Learner Loan with nothing to pay until you earn over £27k a year.
11.4% of UK deaths are caused by dementia
42k people in the UK have young onset dementia
£36.7b the annual cost of caring for dementia in the UK
70% people in care homes have a form of memory problem.

Studying made simple!

We don't like to make things more complicated than they need to be... Our courses are designed to be flexible around your work and family life. 

Step 1

Submit your enrolment form

You'll get instant access to begin your course

Step 2

We'll start processing your funding application

A tutor will be assigned to support you through your course, they can be contacted via phone, text or email

Step 3

You'll receive text reminders when your work is due

Your work will be marked by your Tutor and returned to you within 7 days.

Step 4

Submit your work

Once you've finished your course, we'll apply for your certificate. This will be posted to your home address within 6 months of completing your course.

Start your application

If you'd like to enrol, we'd love to welcome you on a course with us! 

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