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Qualification name Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation NCFE
Course type Online
Course start date Flexible
Cost description This course is part of the Free Courses for Jobs offer and may be funded by the government for eligible adults. Check for eligibility at Free courses for jobs - GOV.UK (

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

Suitable for students who are currently working in a care setting or who would like to specialise in dementia care at this higher level.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

You must be aged 19 and over and live in England. You will also need to complete an initial assessmentTo gain full funding for the course you must live within the West Midlands area, and this course must be your first level 3 qualification.Anyone living outside of the West Midlands area can apply for an advanced learner loan to support you with the cost of the course.

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You will develop an in-depth understanding of dementia and its effects. You will explore the various types of dementia, recognise the importance of early diagnosis, as well as focus on person-centred approaches to dementia care.This qualification will equip you with the knowledge needed to work in a variety of roles within the health and social care services.

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

This course is studied on line over a period of 12 weeks using the learning resources provided. Coursework is assessed by tutors who have an occupational background in this subject area.

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