Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care

Skills for Care Endorsed Provider


This qualification enables learners to develop knowledge and understanding of caring for individuals with dementia. Successful completion of the units will allow learners to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of dementia and its effects.

It will also support progression into relevant employment within the health and social care sector. The qualification doesn’t infer competence in the work role, but can be used to support the underpinning knowledge and understanding needed for those working in or towards a dementia care role.

Qualification No. Level Guided Learning Hours Awarding Organisation
603/0196/X 3 184

Qualification Overview

To achieve the qualification you need to pass all of the online assessments in 7 units.

All units are knowledge only.

Group M - Mandatory Units

Unit AO Ref. Title Level GLH
Y/615/0581 Unit 01 Understanding dementia 3 25
L/615/0626 Unit 02 Understand how person-centred approaches are used to underpin the care and support of individuals with dementia 3 30
R/615/0627 Unit 03 Principles of communication and interaction in dementia care and support 3 26
Y/615/0628 Unit 04 Supporting positive interaction, occupation and activity in dementia care 3 25
D/615/0629 Unit 05 Principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care and support 3 20
R/615/0630 Unit 06 Understand how to support individuals with dementia to exercise choice and rights 3 32
Y/615/0631 Unit 07 Principles of the administration of medication and well-being of individuals with dementia 3 26

Topics Covered

Types of dementia and the importance of early diagnosis

Person-centred approaches in dementia care

The role of communication, interaction and inclusion in dementia care and support

The use of medication to support individuals with dementia.


Delivered and accessed online via EdgeWorks™ Care Academy

1 round of marking and invigilation

NCFE CACHE qualification certificate upon successful completion

Online candidate support

Learner records archived for future tracking and reporting


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