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Award in Awareness of Dementia Level 2

This qualification is a requirement for any learner wishing to work in a dementia care setting. It will develop learners’ knowledge and awareness of dementia through causes and symptoms. Please note, this is not a standalone course and must be carried out as part of a study programme.


This is a 9 week course covering subject such as:

  • Equality, diversity and inclusion,
  • Having a person centred approach
  • Communication
  • Rights and choices for individuals.


Teaching will include lectures, guest speakers, Industry specialist speakers, practical experience and visits

Course Leader profile

Samantha Emsley

I have been trained and involved within the childcare sector for 15 years and achieved the Kirklees Level 3 Quality Assurance Certificate in Childcare through which I supported and mentored other learners. Through enjoying the experience of supporting others to improve their own outcomes, I completed the PGCE at Huddersfield University and have worked for the last nine years within the childcare and Health team here at Calderdale college. My passion is inspiring learners to reach their full potential and to become a worthy practitioner within the care sector.

Entry Requirements

Learners must be at least 16 years of age.

Interview Process

Applicants will be invited to attend a short informal interview with the course tutor.

Questions & Answers

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed using a variety of methods such as practical activities, production of a portfolio and paper based assessments. All learning outcomes are graded PASS or REFER

Are there any opportunities for progression?

On successful completion of the course learners will have the opportunity to progress to further Health & Social Care qualifications or progress into employment within a Social Care setting.


Before Enrolment

The Advice & Guidance team provide impartial Student Advisors to give information about College Courses and provide initial guidance to help you decide which course is best for you . Financial advice and assistance if you need help with childcare, equipment, fees, or travel. Careers and Student Advisors to give you the necessary help and guidance you need when you are progressing on to further and higher education or employment.

During Your Study

To help you to succeed in your course of study we offer a range of services. For instance, you may have a learning difficulty and/or disability or other condition which significantly affects your daily life. If you would like to discuss your support needs, or for further information about the support available, please contact the study support team on 01422 357357 Ext 9347.

Home Educated Young People

Young people aged 14-16 who are home educated can now access college courses free of charge to enhance their education. If you are interested in finding out more about the opportunities available please contact the School Liaison Team on 01422 399332.

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Course details

  • Attendance: Part-time (day)
  • Start Date: 23 January 2018
  • Hours per week: 5.5 hours per week
  • Days: tbc
  • Start Time: tbc
  • End Time: tbc
  • Duration: 19 weeks
  • Course Fees: £265. The fee quoted is for guidance only and will be confirmed at enrolment Students who are aged 19 and over and who wish to enrol on a full time course should contact our Student Services Team on 01422-399367 for more information.
  • Venue: Calderdale College
  • Faculty: Partnerships, Performance & Employability
  • Department Manager: Deborah Tims


  • Level: Level 2
  • Qualification Name: Award in Awareness of Dementia Level 2
  • Awarding Body: NCFE CACHE

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Calderdale College,
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+44 (0) 1422 357 357

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+44 (0) 1422 399 399

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