Level 3 NVQ Awareness Of Dementia Training Courses
The Level 3 QCF Award in Awareness of Dementia replaces the Level 3 NVQ in Awareness of Dementia. This qualification is for individuals aspiring towards or already working in the capacity of caring for patients with dementia. This course introduces dementia, and makes learners aware of causes and symptoms of the different types. It will then move on to the principles of care in relation to clients suffering from this illness.
This course is suitable for support staff working in the health and social care sector. It has a particular relevance for those working with older service users, including those working with stages of pre-senile dementia.
Students will learn a broad knowledge of the subject, together with practical skills that will enable them to support people experiencing dementia.
Level 3 NVQ / QCF Award Awareness of Dementia
Dementia is a group of symptoms that contribute to the decline in one’s memory and thinking skills.
These symptoms, when severe, can hinder the day-to-day activities of a person. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that is known to affect millions of people around the world. Vascular dementia is another form of dementia that occurs in patients who have experienced a stroke. Dementia can also result from vitamin deficiencies and thyroid problems. The early diagnosis of dementia will help a patient benefit from treatment, as the disease tends to progress quickly if untreated.
Units in the Course
- Awareness of the process and experience of dementia.
- Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach.
- Knowledge of the role of communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia.
- Appreciate the diversity of individuals with dementia and the importance of inclusion.
Benefits of the Course
This course allows the learner to gain more knowledge of the impact and causes of Dementia. This will aid those who work with clients who have this illness. and allow them to specialise in this area. Funding is available for those eligible for it. Speak to one of our team members to find out more.
Accreditation and Assessment
This course is accredited by iCQ, an awarding body regulated by Ofqual in England. The assessment will be through a portfolio of evidence completed while the learner is on the units listed above.
Duration of Course
This course requires 86 Guided Learning Hours, which will be completed with an industry-expert tutor.
This accredited qualification will expand your knowledge and allow you to understand the impact and treatment of dementia. This could allow you to specialise in the care of clients with dementia. Upon completion of this course, you could start a higher level qualification, or expand your learning in other areas such as our diabetes care and management course.
Level 3 NVQ Dementia Awareness Training Course Providers
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