NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care

Health, Public Services and Care, Health and Social Care
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Level 3
Minimum entry age

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification enables learners to develop knowledge and understanding of caring for individuals with dementia. Successful completion of the units will allow learners to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of dementia and its effects.
The objectives of this qualification are to enable learners to understand:

• types of dementia and the importance of early diagnosis
• person-centred approaches in dementia care
• the role of communication, interaction and inclusion in dementia care and support
• the use of medication to support individuals with dementia.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is designed for learners who want to develop their knowledge and understanding of dementia and dementia care.
This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and above.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 2 health and social care related qualification.

How is this qualification structured?

To be awarded the Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care, learners are required to successfully complete 7 mandatory units.

How is it assessed?

To achieve the Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes of the units as detailed in the qualification specification.
The Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care is internally assessed.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

• Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
• Level 3 Certificate in Working in the Health Sector
• Level 4 qualifications in Health and Social Care.

Funding for our qualifications

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Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

This qualification will support progression into relevant employment within the health and social care sector. The qualification doesn’t infer competence in the work role, but can be used to support the underpinning knowledge and understanding needed for those working in or towards a dementia care role.

Qualification Specification

This document contains everything you need to know about this qualification in PDF format and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

Learner Overview

This document contains all the information learners need to know if they’re considering taking an Advanced Learner Loan to complete this qualification.

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