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Dementia Care Certificate Level 2

DL2FE001 

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16-18 Students (Age at 31st August)

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19-23 Students (Age at 31st August)

  • Students studying their first level 2 course
  • Students studying their first level 3 course (Some level 3 courses are not included, so please check with Student Services)
  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 or 2 course (see list of benefits below)

24+ Students (Age at 31st August)

  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 course (see list of benefits below)
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  • Apprenticeships are free of charge for the learner (you are actually paid a salary!)
  • There is no upper age restriction to enrol onto an Apprenticeship programme, so long as you are 16+ years old.
  • Working hours are usually between 30-40 hours per week which includes your release to College.
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List of benefits

  • Jobseeker's Allowance
  • ESA (WRAG) (Work Related Activity Group)
  • Universal Credit (Must be unemployed and required to undertake skills training)
  • Wider Benefits – see list below

Wider benefits that are acceptable

In all cases the learner must:

  • Be unemployed (i.e. not in any paid employment)
  • Want to enter employment but need skills training to do so
  • Sign the waiver agreement confirming the above
  • Show current proof of the benefit

Attendance Allowance

Bereavement Allowance

Child Benefit

Child Tax Credit

Child's Special Allowance

Council Tax Benefit, administered by local authorities

Disability Living Allowance [Being replaced by Personal Independent Payments] (If paid to learner)

Graduated retirement benefit

Guardian's Allowance

Housing Benefit, administered by local authorities

Income Support

Pensions payable under the Industrial Death Benefit scheme

Reduced Earnings Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

Retirement Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

War Widow's pension

Widow’s pension

Widowed Parent's Allowance

Working Tax Credit. (If paid to spouse, not the learner)



Reference: Funding Rules Version 2020-21




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Course Overview
This qualification aims to provide learners with an understanding of dementia, the functioning of the brain and the memory process whilst encouraging learners to use a person-centred approach in order to understand emotions and behaviours they may find challenging. It will also promote the application of person-centred principles to everyday care activities.

What Qualifications Or Experience Do I Need?
There are no previous entry requirements for this qualification. As this is a Distance Learning programme, you must be able to commit some spare time to work on your assessments in between your tutorials.

How Long Is The Course?
12 weeks

What Will I Learn?
The qualification consists of four mandatory units: Unit 01 - Understanding Dementia, Unit 02 - Understanding Person-Centred Dementia Care, Unit 03 - Understanding ‘Challenging’ Behaviour in the Context of Dementia, Unit 04 - Applying a Person-Centred Approach to Dementia Care.

How Will I Learn?
By reading course material and answering workbooks either paper based or on line.

How Will I Be Assessed?
Internally assessed and externally moderated portfolio.

Where Could This Course Lead To?
To working in health and social care or with individuals diagnosed with dementia.

Attendance Mode
Distance Learning

Course Type
Full Time & Part Time

Subject Area
DL