New Dementia Care qualification from NDAA member Support in Dementia

Thursday 5 July 2018

Would you or your staff like to gain a qualification in Dementia Care? 

The next accredited programme from NDAA member Support in Dementia is called The Award in Awareness of Dementia, Level 2 and commences in September 2018.

The programme is delivered in partnership with Beeches training and is hosted by Pricilla Wakefield House in Haringey.

The qualification provides the knowledge required to deliver person centred care for people with dementia and their families. 

The award comprises 4 mandatory units (see below) that enable individuals to develop their understanding of dementia, including causes and symptoms, as well as particular factors that influence interaction and communication with people living with dementia.

Unit titles:

  • Unit 1: Equality, Diversity and inclusion
  • Unit 2: Understand the process and experience of dementia
  • Unit 3: The person centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia
  • Unit 4: Understand the role of communication and interactions with individuals who have dementia

The Support in Dementia course is aimed at all those working in care and support roles with individuals with dementia and their families or considering taking on such a role.  

Such roles include: care workers, day centre workers,  healthcare assistants, support/key workers, first line supervisors, staff nurses, activity co-ordinators. The programme is also suitable for those who hold a health and social care qualification who may not have covered dementia care in previous qualifications.  

We recently delivered a programme with a care team in Hove; participants reported:

“The training has greatly added to my knowledge of dementia and I have even put information into practice the next day after the training.  It has increased my confidence in dealing with certain situations that I previously wouldn’t have known how respond”.

“The course has improved my knowledge and understanding of people with dementia. The assessment tasks allowed me to show my learning and approach to caring for people with dementia.   I have incorporated the knowledge and skills and attitudes that I learned from the programme into everyday work.  The residents seem to be happier as my approach has become more person centred, giving them enough time and trying different methods to communicate with them.  I would highly recommend that all staff in the dementia care sector should attend this programme”.

The course comprises four face to face training sessions that run from 9.30 – 4.30. This will allow learners to share their own experiences, learn from other course participants and question the trainer.  

Learners will also be expected to complete self-study throughout the course to further develop their knowledge in each topic area and complete their assignments. Throughout the programme learners will be given set tasks that help build a portfolio of evidence for each module.  

There will also be support available between the training sessions to help learners complete their assessments. This will be via phone, email and programme WhatsApp group. On successful completion of the course learners will gain 8 credits at level 2.

The cost per learner is £300, including OCN fees and course materials.

The programme is for a maximum of 20 learners and we are busy recruiting.  The programme is open to staff working across London and the South East.

Course dates: 

September 20th
October 19th
November 15th
December 13th

To book a place or to find out more please email:

hilarywoodhead@supportindementia.com