What does the qualification cover?
This qualification aims to develop the knowledge and skills required when providing positive care for people with dementia and their families. The Level 2 Award provides an awareness of the causes and symptoms of dementia. This qualification is aligned to the National Dementia Strategy.
Who is it suitable for?
Anyone who wants to work in social care in either local authority or private care environments. It is also suitable for qualified practitioners who have not covered dementia care in previous qualifications.
What are the entry requirements?
You should be at least 16 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines.
How many credits are required to complete it?
The Award requires 8 credits.
How is it assessed?
It will be assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task.
Do you need to be working to take the qualification?
To complete the Award you do not need to be working as it is a knowledge only qualification.
How long does it take to complete?
You can usually complete it in 6 months or less.
What related qualifications can you progress to?
The Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care or the Level 3 Dementia qualifications.
Funding for our qualifications
Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on the Funding page.
Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?
This qualification does not qualify you to work in social care settings, but does support you working towards employment or to aid career development if you are a social care qualified practitioner