Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care

Delivered at Accrington & Rossendale College University Centre
Start Date January 2023
Duration 20 Weeks
Cost £811.00

* The fees charged on your course will not rise by more than inflation during your studies but the College reserves the right to increase fees annually by not more than RPIX (Retail Prices Index excluding Mortgage Interest).

If your studies are to be funded by your employer or as part of an Apprenticeship then different rates may apply, please enquire for details.

Course overview

This qualification enables learners to develop knowledge and understanding of caring for individuals with dementia. Successful completion of the units will allow learners to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of dementia and its effects.

What will I learn

The different types of dementia and the importance of early diagnosis. Person-centred approaches in dementia care. The role of communication, interaction and inclusion in dementia care and support. The use of medication to support individuals with dementia.

How will the courses be assessed?

Throughout the course you will take part in a range of activities, for example, presentations, group work, independent learning, etc. You will be taught by highly experienced tutors, who will show you practical examples.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however GCSE English or equivalent is desirable. Learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 2 health and social care related qualification.


This qualification will support progression into relevant employment within the health and social care sector.
Progression onto the Level 3 Understanding Mental Health or the Access to Higher Education Health and science.