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Dementia Awareness Diploma [STB] £204.35

Dementia Awareness Diploma
A Distance Learning Course of 4 Lessons 
Course Description 
The Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Awareness is suitable for candidates who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of the condition of dementia. There are approximately 750,000 people in this country who have some form of a dementia. This course is designed for anyone who wishes to improve their knowledge and understanding of the condition and of how to apply the principles of ‘person-centred’ dementia care.

The award aims to provide candidates with an understanding of dementia; the functioning of the brain and the memory process. It also outlines and encourages the candidate to use a person centred approach in order to understand emotions and behaviours they may find challenging. And finally it looks to promote the application of person-centred principles to everyday care activities.
Course Syllabus
Unit 1: Understanding Dementia

Unit 2: Understanding person-centred Dementia Care

Unit 3: Understanding ‘Challenging’ Behaviour in the context of Dementia

Unit 4: Applying a person-centred approach to Dementia Care.
On completion of your course, you will receive two qualifications:

Qualification 1: Dementia Awareness Certificate
Dementia Awareness Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, entitling you to use the letters SAC Cert after your name.

Qualification 2: Level 2 Dementia Awareness Award
This Course leads to an NCFE Level 2 Award Certificate for successful learners. That means that it is independantly accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 2 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (in which case GCSE's are at levels 1 and 2 and A Levels are at level 3). In accrediting the programme at level 2, NCFE attests that its learning outcomes are at an equivalent level to a level 2 national qualification.

This award has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners' or employers' requirements. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE.
Study Options
This course is currently only available to be studied via the traditional paper-based method.
At the end of the course you will receive an award issued by Stonebridge Associated College, and also gain full awarding body accreditation for the course.
Tutor Support 
With this course you will have unlimited access to your own personal tutor who specialises in their field of study. It is your personal tutor's role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor.

You will also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel neglected and that you will always succeed!
Requirements for Entry 
There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.
Study Hours
This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 120 hrs.

Additional Information

Assessment Method
After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included
All study materials
Study Guide
Full Tutor and Admin support
The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
What is NCFE
NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that a learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. Learners successfully completing NCFE accredited programmes receive an externally accredited and nationally recognised NCFE certificate.

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