Dementia Qualifications

DEMENTIA QUALIFICATIONS

(England, Wales & N. Ireland)

Qualification Options

We currently offer the following City & Guilds Dementia qualifications:

  • Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia
  • Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Care
  • Level 3 Award in Awareness of Dementia
  • Level 3 Certificate in Dementia Care

The level 2 qualifications are aimed at learners who have minimal experience of dementia and/or dementia care.

The level 3 qualifications are ideal if learners have a basic knowledge of dementia and/or dementia care and want to progress further and increase and demonstrate their knowledge and competency skills.

Age Group – 16 or older


Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia – 8 credits / 80 TQT

You will need to complete just four mandatory units, these are:

  • Dementia awareness
  • The person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia
  • Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia
  • Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care

Full qualification guidance – Level 2 Dementia Qualifications v2.1 (Aug 17) – 3565

Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Care – min 18 credits / 180 TQT

You will need to complete five mandatory units, (14 credits), these are:

  • Dementia awareness
  • Understand and implement a person centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care practice
  • Understand and enable interaction and communication with individuals with dementia
  • Approaches to enable rights and choices for individuals with dementia whilst minimising risks

Plus 4 credits (1-2 units) from a range of optional units

Full qualification guidance – Level 2 Dementia Qualifications v2.1 (Aug 17) – 3565

Level 3 Award in Awareness of Dementia – 11 credits / 110 TQT

You will need to complete just four mandatory units, these are:

  • Understand the process and experience of Dementia
  • Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person centred approach
  • Understand the role of communication and interactions with individuals who have dementia
  • Understand the diversity of individuals with dementia and the importance of inclusion

Full qualification guidance – Level 3 Dementia Qualifications v1.5 (Aug 17) – 3563

Level 3 Certificate in Dementia Care – min 21 credits / 210 TQT

You will need to complete four mandatory units, (15 credits), these are:

  • Understand the process and experience of Dementia
  • Enable rights and choices of individuals with dementia whilst minimising risks
  • Understand and enable interaction and communication with individuals who have dementia
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care practice

Plus 6 credits (1-2 units) from a range of optional units

Full qualification guidance – Level 3 Dementia Qualifications v1.5 (Aug 17) – 3563


How long will it take

All learners vary on the timescale to complete their qualification.
When you register, you will be given a specified target date in which to achieve your qualification, you can complete your qualification sooner than the target date if you are able to submit work regularly and at a good pace. Specific target dates can be discussed and agreed with your Assessor.

Total Qualification Time (TQT) ranges from 80 – 210 hrs, depending on the qualification being undertaken, these are based on the average amount of time taken to achieve these qualifications, over an average completion period of 6 – 12 months.


Qualification costs

(including Registration, Learner Pack, Assessment and Certification) from:

• Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia – £340.00 *
• Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Care – £1,072.40 *
• Level 3 Award in Awareness of Dementia – £385.00 *
• Level 3 Certificate in Dementia Care – £1,203.40 *

These prices are reduced significantly for learners and organisations with their own in-house assessor support.

* ARC members benefit from reduced costs

ARC Price List 2017


Workforce Development Funding

WDF is potentially available for these qualifications on completion of final certificate as follows:

  • Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia – £120.00
  • Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Care – £300.00
  • Level 3 Award in Awareness of Dementia – £180.00
  • Level 3 Certificate in Dementia Care – £420.00

WDF information


Registration

To register for any of these qualifications, you need to complete the necessary registration forms. This will prompt support for you to consider all the aspects involved in undertaking the qualification and ensure the right one is selected for you. You will also need to seek permission from your organisation to collect evidence in the workplace. To find out more about registering please click here    ‘How to Register.


Materials, ARC documentation and Guidance

ARC offers a distance learning pack and workbook for the Dementia Awareness unit (DEM201 – Dementia Awareness) or we can provide a taught one day course. For further information see our Training Page – Dementia Awareness Training/Distance Learning Pack.

All ARC learner documentation is included in our learner portfolios, these can also be accessed via our ‘’Documentation, Guidance & Policies’ section in word and .pdf format.

Awarding Organisation guidance is available on our ‘Qualification Resources – Guidance’ page.