OCNLR LEVEL 2 AWARD IN AWARENESS OF DEMENTIA

OCNLR Qualification No: 600/9121/6

The Level 2 ‘Award in Awareness of Dementia’ OCNLR has been developed in partnership

with Skills for Care. The qualification forms part of a suite of qualifications in dementia care

that have been designed to support government strategies to increase knowledge,

understanding and skills in caring for people living with dementia.

 

The qualifications support the changing needs within the sector and are part of the Workforce Development Plan established through the National Dementia Strategy Project (England) 2009 and the Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge 2015. Development of dementia awareness and understanding amongst the frontline health and care workforce will enhance the quality of services provided to people living with dementia and their families.

 

The programme is suitable for all those who are working with people living with dementia, for example as a dementia carer, care worker, healthcare assistant, support/key worker and many other roles.

  

The programme is delivered online and consists of the following four units:

‘Dementia Awareness’

(Ofqual Unit Ref No: A/617/5005)

Learning Outcomes:

· Understand what dementia is.

· Understand the most common types of dementia.

· Understand factors relating to an individual’s experience of dementia.

 

‘Understand Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Dementia Care’

(Ofqual Unit Ref No: J/617/5007)

Learning Outcomes:

· Understand and appreciate the importance of diversity of individuals with dementia.

· Understand and uphold the rights of individuals with dementia.

· Understand ways of working with a diverse range of individuals who have dementia to ensure needs are met.

 

‘The Person-Centred Approach to Dementia Care’

(Ofqual Unit Ref No: F/617/5006)

Learning Outcomes:

· Understand approaches that enable individuals with dementia to experience wellbeing.

· Understand the role and needs of carers of individuals with dementia.

· Understand the roles of others in the support of individuals with dementia.

‘Communication and Interaction with Individuals who have Dementia’

(Ofqual Unit Ref No: T/617/5004)

Learning Outcomes:

· Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia.

· Understand how to interpret the communication of individuals with dementia.

· Understand how to communicate positively and effectively with individuals who have dementia.

Each unit will be taught via two webinars, so there will be 8 webinars in total. All webinars will start at 9.30am and finish at 12.00pm. There are two sets of dates available for each unit. You can pick and choose from the dates below, however, it is recommended to attend consecutive webinars (part 1 and 2 together) for each unit.

 

Unit A/617/5005 - ‘Dementia Awareness’

10th November 2022 – Part 1

17th November 2022 – Part 2

6th July 2023 – Part 1

13th July 2023 – Part 2

 

Unit J/67/5007 - ‘Understand Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Dementia Care’

12th January 2023 – Part 1

19th January 2023 – Part 2

14th September 2023 – Part 1

21st September 2023 – Part 2

 

Unit F/617/5006 - ‘The Person-Centred Approach to Dementia Care’

2nd March 2023 – Part 1

9th March 2023 – Part 2

16th November 2023 – Part 1

23rd November 2023 – Part 2

 

Unit T/617/5004 - ‘Communication and Interaction with Individuals who have Dementia’

11th May 2023 – Part 1

18th May 2023 – Part 2

11th January 2024 – Part 1

18th January 2024 – Part 2

 

These four mandatory units make up the Level 2 ‘Award in Awareness of Dementia’ OCNLR. On successful completion of the programme, eight (8) credits will be awarded by the accrediting body, the Open College Network London Region (OCNLR). The learner fee is £360.00. Delegates can apply to undertake the qualification by emailing info@dementiapathfinders.org


Further Information
The Awards at Level 2 and 3, can be commissioned by an organisation for delivery in-house to all staff working with people living with dementia.

 

If you have any questions about the course or would like to talk to someone about whether or not it is suitable for your development needs, please call Barbara Stephens on 07774 935905 or email your questions to: barbara.stephens@dementiapathfinders.org


 

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