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NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

This qual­i­fi­ca­tion aims to assist learn­ers to devel­op their knowl­edge and under­stand­ing of the prin­ci­ples of car­ing for those with demen­tia and can be used to sup­port the under­pin­ning knowl­edge and under­stand­ing need­ed for those work­ing in or towards a demen­tia care role. 

Demen­tia affects around 820,000 peo­ple in the UK. This fig­ure is like­ly to rise to one mil­lion by 2025 and two mil­lion by 2051. It is one of the main caus­es of dis­abil­i­ty in lat­er life and with research being des­per­ate­ly under­fund­ed, it costs the UK over £26 bil­lion a year. 

Under­stand­ing demen­tia and the per­son-cen­tred care that is required is fun­da­men­tal to high qual­i­ty care.


Entry Require­ments

You need to be aged 19 or over at the start of the cur­rent aca­d­e­m­ic year to be able to enrol on one of our Dis­tance Learn­ing courses.

You will also need to be work­ing at or above Lev­el 1 in English.

We will assess your lev­el of Eng­lish before we enrol you onto the course and can sign­post you to our Func­tion­al Skills Eng­lish cours­es to upskill if necessary.

Fees, Finance & Funding

Ful­ly funded

Poten­tial Future Career

On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this qual­i­fi­ca­tion, you could progress to: 

  • Lev­el 3 Cer­tifi­cate in Prepar­ing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Lev­el 3 Diplo­ma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England

Course Con­tent

To be award­ed the Lev­el 2 Cer­tifi­cate in the Prin­ci­ples of Demen­tia Care, learn­ers are required to suc­cess­ful­ly com­plete 7 units: 

  • Unit 01 Demen­tia awareness
  • Unit 02 The per­son-cen­tred approach to the care and sup­port of indi­vid­u­als with dementia
  • Unit 03 Under­stand equal­i­ty, diver­si­ty and inclu­sion in demen­tia care
  • Unit 04 Under­stand the admin­is­tra­tion of med­ica­tion to indi­vid­u­als with demen­tia using a per­son-cen­tred approach
  • Unit 05 Under­stand the fac­tors that can influ­ence com­mu­ni­ca­tion and inter­ac­tion with indi­vid­u­als who have dementia
  • Unit 06 Under­stand behav­iour in the con­text of dementia
  • Unit 07 Under­stand the ben­e­fits of engag­ing in activ­i­ties in social care


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I have been able to explore lots of Art dis­ci­plines here at New Col­lege Stam­ford to find my dream career. I am now going to Uni­ver­si­ty to study to be an Art Therapist!

Nicole Renton



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