Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care

Do you want to develop your knowledge and understanding of dementia and caring for people with the condition? This course will be highly valuable to you if you support people with dementia in either a personal or professional capacity.

  • STUDY MODE Part-Time

What will I do?

The Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care comprises of seven units:

  • Understanding dementia
  • The person-centred approach to dementia care
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Person-centred approaches to the administration of medication
  • Factors that influence communication
  • Behaviour in the context of dementia care
  • Benefits of engaging in social activities

What's next?

By undertaking this programme, you will be able to further your own continuous professional development, which could support you in improving your career prospects. You can also progress on to further qualifications in health and social care or related subjects.

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Is it for me?

This course would be beneficial within a wide range of professions, including care workers, social and healthcare related roles.



  • Start Date Various
  • Course Ref 2158-1/2
  • Location Off Site Activity (Distance Learning)
  • Fees
  • 16 - 18 £ 0.00
  • 19 - 23 £ 0.00
  • 24+ £ 0.00
  • Overseas £ 800.00

The learning materials include a number of written assessments which will enable you to demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes for each unit. Assessments are returned to the College for marking and completion of the qualification is based on successful achievement of unit assessments.

This qualification is a Level 2 Certificate.

This qualification requires three to four hours of study each week using the distance learning workbooks. In addition you will be required to successfully complete the tutor marked written assessments as evidence of achievement.

This course takes 10 weeks to complete. You can start this course at any time of the year.

  • Flexible delivery model meeting the needs of learners who cannot attend College
  • High quality specialist resources
  • Great opportunities to progress to further study or gain employment
  • Excellent evidence of updating skills and continuous professional development.

Applicants must have lived in the EU for the last three years, currently reside in England, with a postcode outside of Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley, and the West Midlands. Please contact providers in your local area for alternative options.


Applicants aged 24+ do not require any prior academic qualifications, but need a reasonable level of English language ability in order to complete a distance learning course.


Applicants aged 19-23 are eligible for this free course if they have already achieved a full Level 2 qualification or equivalent. Please contact us for clarification if required.


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