About the course
Currently 700,000 people in the UK have dementia and this figure is expected to double over the next few decades. The Awards in Awareness of Dementia/Certificates in Dementia Care will help to improve health and care services supporting individuals diagnosed with dementia.
What is involved
Learners are generally expected to be operating in a setting with people diagnosed with dementia. Observation would then take place in that environment. All the qualifications also have knowledge units, which can be delivered offsite at a training venue.
These qualifications have units that will be assessed by either an assignment or a portfolio of evidence. The assignments have specific marking criteria associated with each one. Centres and assessors will internally mark candidates' assignments against these marking criteria. The portfolios of evidence involve candidates collecting documental and other evidence to show they have demonstrated the assessment criteria, often practically.
The marking and the portfolios will then be externally verified for consistency and quality assurance.
To find all the resource requirements; download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.
These qualifications are suitable for anyone aged 16 or older interested in operating in a caring role for older people. Ideally, learners should be in a suitable work placement.
Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Care