Health & Social Care

Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care

  • Health & Social Care
  • Gateshead
  • Work-Based, Distance with Attendance
  • Flexible
  • various


This qualification aims to assist learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of the principles of caring for those with dementia. It covers areas such as:

  • Person-centered care
  • The influence of positive communication methods
  • Issues relating to the use of medication for those with dementia
  • Importance of providing appropriate activities.

What you'll learn / gain skills in

  • Dementia awareness
  • The person-centered approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia
  • Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia
  • Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care
  • Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centered approach
  • Understand behaviour in the context of dementia
  • Understand the benefits of engaging in activities in social care

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. However, all learners will complete a short initial assessment on literacy & numeracy. Learners must also provide eligibility evidence to meet European Social Funding regulations, including:

Employment status



National Insurance number

The course can be attended by both the employed and unemployed.

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