Dementia Awareness – Level 2

This is a 6 month course for 16-18 and 19+ learners to develop the knowledge and skills required when providing positive care for people with dementia and their families.

19 Weeks
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: GCSE grade D in English or a Level 1 Functional/Key Skills English qualification

Course Info

The qualification is aligned to the National Dementia Strategy. Learners will attend half a day at a work placement locally.

The course is delivered as a study programme along with the CACHE Level 2 Award and Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities (QCF) as a 6 month programme.

Learners evidence knowledge in a portfolio, and are assessed in work placement for skills under supervision.

Subjects covered include causes and symptoms of dementia, essential knowledge and skills to work with individuals with dementia to provide quality care.

An emphasis on person centred planning and thinking are the focus to enable learners to empower their service users to live their lives as they prefer.


Teaching will include lectures, practical experience, outside speakers and work placement. The programme is unit based.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

Learners must be 16 years and above, school leavers will need a GCSE grade D in English or a Level 1 Functional/Key Skills English qualification.

Prior experience in this sector or a relevant qualification in Health & Social Care is essential in order to attend a placement with vulnerable individuals.

Learners will also need to provide 2 references and complete a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.