The Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia has been developed in partnership with

Skills for Care and Development. The qualification forms part of a suite of qualifications

in dementia care that have been developed to support government strategies to increase

knowledge, understanding and skills of 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. Development of dementia awareness and understanding will enhance the level of care provided to people living with dementia.   

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. To complete this training, you must be currently supporting a person living with dementia.

Course content
The course comprises the following 4 modules:

  1. "Dementia Awareness"

  2. "Understand equality, diversity and inclusion"

  3. "The person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia"

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

What do I have to do?

The programme is made up of a combination of training sessions and assessment sessions. After each training session you will be given self-directed learning tasks (homework) to complete. During training and assessment sessions you will be asked to take part in discussions and activities. You must attend all sessions and complete all assessment tasks to be able to complete the course.  

Learners will also be expected to access support from tutors and support staff via the telephone and an e-forum.      

Will I get a qualification?
On successful completion of this course you will have achieved the nationally recognised qualification, Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia. All programmes are accredited by OCN London.

Upcoming Programmes:
Dementia Pathfinders will be offering the Awards at Levels 2 and 3 on the open course programme. To register your interest please email 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.

To request further information or discussion please email info@dementiapathfinders.org