NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care


Dementia affects around 820,000 people in the UK. This figure is likely to rise to one million by 2025 and two million by 2051. It is one of the main causes of disability in later life and with research being desperately underfunded, it costs the UK over £26 billion a year. Understanding dementia and the person-centred care that is required is fundamental to high quality care.

What will you learn
  • 1.

    Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification

  • 2.

    Improve your understanding of the various forms of dementia and the importance of being respectful at all times

  • 3.

    Further your personal and professional development

Duration: 4 Weeks

Course Units

The aim of this unit is to enable learners to gain knowledge of what dementia is, the different forms of dementia and how others can have an impact on the individual with dementia.

This unit provides the knowledge and understanding required to enable the individual with dementia to experience well - being. Learners will be able to develop their knowledge of the person - centred approach to dementia care and support.

This unit provides the underpinning knowledge required to develop awareness of differing communication needs and abilities of individuals with dementia in order to enhance positive interaction. This unit does not assess competence.

This unit introduces the concepts of equality, diversity and inclusion that are fundamental to person centred care practice.

This unit is about knowledge and understanding of individuals who may have specific needs for receiving medication because of their experience of dementia. Learners will develop their knowledge of these medication requirements. This unit does not confirm competence.

In this unit learners will explore the different forms of behaviour and the factors that affect behaviour in someone with a dementia. The learner will also learn how to respond to behaviour some people may find 'challenging' in an appropriate and supportive manner.

This unit will help learners to understand the benefits of engaging in activities to enhance physical, mental and social well - being in a diverse range of settings.