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Health & Social Care
Mode of study Distance Learning
Duration Please ring for details
Course code PLR2ODL017 (1819)
  • Who is it for?

    This course is designed for learners who wish to understand more about dementia and will be highly valuable to people who support those with the condition, in a personal or professional capacity.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this course, although the qualification may be particularly useful for those currently employed in a relevant role. Good numeracy and literacy skills are advantageous.

  • What does the course involve

    By following this course, learners will be able to develop their knowledge of the different forms of dementia and gain an appreciation of taking a person-centred approach to dementia care and support. By introducing issues surrounding equality, diversity and inclusion that are fundamental to person-centred care, the qualification will enable learners to recognise the individual needs and preferences of people in their care. The programme will raise awareness of the differing communication needs and abilities of people with dementia and the ways in which care providers can improve well-being through positive interactions. It will also provide an insight into the administration of medication to those who may have specific needs because of their dementia. The learning materials also provide learners with an opportunity to explore the different forms of behaviour commonly seen in dementia care and how to respond to behaviour that they may find ‘challenging’ in the most appropriate and supportive manner. Learners will also develop a greater understanding of the benefits of facilitating or providing activities to individuals with dementia. The course comprises seven mandatory units arranged into three modules: Unit 01: Dementia awareness Unit 02: The person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia Unit 03: Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia Unit 04: Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care Unit 05: Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach Unit 06: Understand behaviour in the context of dementia Unit 07: Understand the benefits of engaging in activities in social care

  • How is the course assessed

    To pass this qualification, learners are required to complete three formal assessments (one after each module) which are submitted to us for marking

  • Additional Notes

    This course is currently being offered free of charge. If, however, the learner withdraws early without reason, a charge may be incurred to cover the cost of the supplied materials.

  • What do I do next?

    If you are interested in enrolling or would like further information, please contact the Distance Learning Team on 01743 342355 or email odlenquiries@scg.ac.uk. We will advise you about the course, how to study, examinations and tutor support. Please note: course fees are payable at the time of your enrolment.

Nicole Milner

Nicole Milner

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
Previous school: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury

I want to become a paramedic and the work placements you do on this course have helped me get my foot in the door and start on my way to my dream career. I especially enjoy learning the psychological side of Health & Social Care.

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