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Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care L3 - Certificate (NSF) (Online)

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Course NameStart DateEnd DateCampusTotal Fees 
L3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care (NSF) (OL)  Bishopsfield Road (Fareham College)£0.00Available for applications

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Information about this Course

Study Type

Course Area
Health & Science

Entry Requirements
Aged 19+
Although there are no formal entry requirements for this course, due to the nature and course delivery of distance learning we require all applicants to hold a minimum of English Literacy Level 1 or equivalent. It is also useful to have completed a level 2 course as preparation.

Course Information
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. During this qualification learners will be taught the following
 Types of dementia and the importance of early diagnosis
 Importance of 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.

This course is free for adults aged over 24 years who do not already hold a Level 3 qualification.

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