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Dementia Care (Level 3)

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Typology Course
Level Intermediate
Methodology Distance Learning
Class hours 80h
Duration 12 Months
Start Different dates available
  • Course
  • Intermediate
  • Distance Learning
  • 80h
  • Duration:
    12 Months
  • Start:
    Different dates available

This course is ideal for people either interested in, or currently engaged, in a nursing / residential care environment. Learn how to provide care for those with dementia.

Course Objectives

Understand the signs, symptoms, stages and forms of dementia.
Develop your awareness of the physiological causes of dementia.
Study the different types of care you can provide for someone who has dementia.
Learn about managing behaviours and the routine of daily care for someone with dementia.

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To take into account

· What are the objectives of this course?

Key Topics The Level 3 Dementia Care course is divided into six comprehensive units: Unit 1: What is Dementia? Unit 2: The Physiological Causes of Dementia Unit 3: A Care Workers Role Unit 4: Communication Principles Unit 5: Managing Daily Care Unit 6: End of Life Care

· Requirements

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Dementia Care and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.

· Qualification

Level 3 Certificate in Dementia Care

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Reviews on this course

M. Morrison
4.5 10/05/2015
What I would highlight: I have been an assistant in a care home now for about 4 years but never had a certificate specifically in Dementia to back up my experience. This course gave me the theoretical information to link to my practical experience and I will certainly be working my way through the remaining VRQ courses.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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What you'll learn on the course

Palliative care
Residential Care
Elderly care

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Course programme

Dementia Care
How is the course structured?

The Level 3 Dementia Care course is divided into six comprehensive units:

Unit 1: What is Dementia?

  • The history of dementia
  • Warning signs of dementia
  • Three stages of dementia
  • Different forms of dementia
  • The causes of dementia

Unit 2: The Physiological Causes of Dementia

  • Regions of the brain
  • The nervous system
  • Protein plaque and tangles

Unit 3: A Care Workers Role

  • Care settings
  • Patient-centred care
  • Bad practice and abuse
  • What help does a carer give?
  • Reality orientation (RO) and routine tasks

Unit 4: Communication Principles

  • Communication
  • Verbal communication
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Back to basics
  • Withdrawal

Unit 5: Managing Daily Care

  • Daily care tasks
  • Managing behaviours

Unit 6: End of Life Care

  • What is end of life or palliative care?
  • How is palliative care administered?
  • Causes of death in dementia patients
  • Protocols and guidelines
  • Dealing with grief and anticipatory grief


This course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor following ABC Awards guidelines.

Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments together with an end of course multi-choice questionnaire a certificate of achievement will be awarded by ABC Awards, as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.


Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore any registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Dementia Care home study course is £461.25, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £369 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.

You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £92.25 and then 4 equal payments of £92.25 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.

Additional information

Your Future Prospects
This course is will be ideal if you currently work with dementia sufferers and wish to improve your skills, or if you wish to pursue a career in this challenging and rewarding field.

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