Level 3 Award in Awareness of Dementia

Skills for Care Endorsed Provider


This online qualification aims to develop learners’ knowledge and awareness of dementia for those working in social care settings. It is aimed at learners in school or college, or those working for local authorities or private commercial homeowners.

Learners will develop an understanding and awareness of the causes and symptoms of dementia, allowing for progression to the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care. It may also allow learners to progress into employment in social care settings.

Qualification No. Level Credit Value Awarding Organisation
600/3085/9 3 11

Qualification Overview

A minimum total of 11 credits must be achieved to gain the qualification as follows:

Group M – 11 credits

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

All units are knowledge only.

Group M - Mandatory Units

Unit AO Ref. Title Level Credits
J/601/3538 DEM301 Understand the process and experience of dementia 3 3
K/601/9199 DEM305 Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person centredapproach 3 2
L/601/3539 DEM308 Understand the role of communication and interactions with individuals who have dementia 3 3
Y/601/3544 DEM310 Understand the diversity of individuals with dementia and the importance of inclusion 3 3

Topics Covered

The neurology of dementia.

The impact of recognition and diagnosis of dementia.

How dementia care must be underpinned by a person-centred approach.

Common medications available to and appropriate for, individuals with dementia.

The concept of diversity and its relevance to working with individuals who have dementia.

Understanding that each individual’s experience of dementia is unique.

The importance of working in a person-centred way and how this links to inclusion.


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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