What opportunities will this course give me?
Dementia is currently the leading cause of death in the UK with nearly 1 million people living with the underlying diseases that cause it. Despite common misconceptions, dementia is far more than memory loss; and the care it requires is very specific and truly vital.
Our Level 2 award in the Principles of Dementia Care is designed to teach students precisely that. You will become confident in a person-led approach to care, furthering both your personal and professional development so that you can safely and effectively support those living with this debilitating condition.
The course is available fully funded, and on successful completion of the course you will hold a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification. This can be used as evidence of your competency to current or potential employees, as well as being a springboard into a Health and Social Care Diploma.
The course is popular for those with demanding or complicated schedules due to its flexibility. You can learn at a pace that suits you - whether you are in employment or not - and will never be required to attend the College.
Why is this course for me?
Cases of dementia are growing. It is expected that figures will surpass 1 million by 2025 and 2 million by 2051. In comparison to other major health conditions, dementia and the diseases that cause it are desperately underfunded, costing the UK over £26 billion every single year. There are no two ways around it: understanding dementia and a person centred approach to care is fundamental to deliver high quality, appropriate care.
This course is available fully funded for any learners who are 19 or over and unemployed, as well as those who are employed and 23+. In addition, Eastleigh offers funding opportunities for those in employment aged 19-23 if they have a level 2 award or higher.
The programme is perfect for those already working in the care sector, as well as those hoping to step into it. You will learn:
●The influence of positive communication methods
●Issues relating to the use of medication
●The importance of providing appropriate activities
You will leave Eastleigh equipped with an extensive, robust knowledge of how to best support individuals living with Dementia in an adult social care setting.
How will my learning be enhanced?
The course is detail oriented, and it is structured in a way that covers all bases and leaves students feeling positive and ready to move straight into a Dementia care role.
You will gain a robust awareness of:
• The Person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with Dementia
• The factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have Dementia
• Equality, diversity and inclusion in Dementia care
• Administration of medication to individuals with Dementia using a person-centred approach
• Behaviour in the context of Dementia
• The benefits of engaging in activities in social care
All successful students will finish the course with a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification. This will stand as strong proof of your competency as a Dementia carer, and can also be used as the first step toward a higher education qualification.
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