Health and Social Care

Award in Awareness of Dementia

Posted: 18th Nov, 2019

Sector: Health and Social Care

This is an accredited course which covers 4 units and is suitable for those new to care, returning to care or require a full understanding of dementia. It is also a valuable qualification for those who come into contact with people who suffer from dementia during the course of their daily life and want to develop an understanding which helps when providing help and support.

Upcoming Course Schedule

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2nd October 2024 9:00 AM 2 Days

What's Involved

Sessions will cover a variety of topics including:

  • Understanding what dementia is
  • The person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals
  • Understanding factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals with dementia
  • Understanding equality, diversity and inclusive in dementia care
  • Understanding the key features of theoretical models of dementia
  • The most common types of dementia and their causes
  • Understanding factors relating to an individual's experience of dementia  


Delivery will take place over 2 full days to enable completion of 4 assignments, which will then be presented for certification.

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Avenues of progression include:

  • Specialised qualifications that focus on particular areas of Health & Social Care


The course fees are £440 (+VAT) per person.
This course is funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and is free to Shropshire employees.

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