UK’s first online City & Guilds accredited dementia qualification available January 2011


EdgeWorks™ Care Academy is pleased to announce that we are currently developing the UK’s first fully online City & Guilds accredited Dementia Qualification which will be available from January 2011.

The Level 2 Award in Awareness in Dementia Care is made up of 4 mandatory units:

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

Notably, the Level 2 Award will count as 8 credits towards the new Health and Social Care Level 2 Diploma (the NVQ replacement) forming a key component of the new Dementia Pathway.

Currently 700,000 people in the UK have dementia and this figure is expected to double over the next few decades.

The qualification in awareness of dementia is aimed at occupational areas across all service user groups and ages, working in statutory (including NHS), private and voluntary agencies. This also includes healthcare/care assistants, support/key workers, family support workers and team leaders/first line supervisors.

Additionally, it’s been confirmed that the Dementia Award will be eligible for TSI funding until 2011 at a rate of £80.00 per unit (That’s £320.00 in total!) – so it’s advisable to get your registrations in early!

To discuss how EdgeWorks™ can help your organisation please contact us on 0330 995 0840.