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Dementia Care Certificate Level 2 RQF

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Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Care (RQF)
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The Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care is aimed at care workers who are looking to gain a greater understanding of how to care for people with dementia.

This is an RQF qualification, which has now replaced the QCF qualification.


Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Care (RQF)

Regulated by Ofqual


This programme has been written for everyone who is involved in the Care industry and is aimed to give all care workers the essential knowledge needed to offer the very best professional approach to caring for people with dementia. This programme of learning gives you, the learner, the opportunity to gain a qualification appropriate to the learning outcomes.

This programme will help you to become more effective in many aspects of your role. If you are looking to enhance your career development, this programme will give you the opportunity to identify your career path within Care and support your learning requirements. The programme is divided into seven units, each concentrating on an important aspect of the Principles of Dementia Care.

To be awarded the NCFE Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care, learners are required to successfully complete all seven units.

Unit 1: Dementia Awareness
Unit 2: The person centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia.
Unit 3: Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with an individual who has dementia.
Unit 4: Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care.
Unit 5: Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person centred approach.
Unit 6: Understand behaviour in the context of dementia.
Unit 7:Understand the benefits of engaging in activities in social care.

Please Note: Due to the nature of the qualification, the learner will need to be working in a care environment in order to complete certain aspects of this course. There is no requirement that this is full time or paid employment.

Qualification Title: NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care (RQF)
Qualification Number: 600/6355/5
Total Credits: 15

NCFE CACHE (Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) are a leading awarding organisation specialising in in the care and education sector. CACHE endorse a range of qualifications to individuals and organisations throughout the UK and internationally.

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Once enrolled you will be eligible to apply for a TOTUM PRO student card to enjoy a variety of student discounts across the UK


The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about the principles of dementia care and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You have the freedom to start this course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.

You will however be required to be working in a care environment in order to complete this course due to the nature of the assessment questions.

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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body's logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.