Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia

Skills for Care Endorsed Provider


The Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia (RQF) qualification 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.

This qualification is designed for learners who wish to raise awareness of mental health, creating a culture of care and the promotion of positive mental health. This qualification gives learners the opportunity to understand mental health, its associated care and how this can be applied to learners or colleagues in the workplace.

Qualification No. Level Guided Learning Hours Awarding Organisation
600/3095/1 2 8

Qualification Overview

This NCFE Cache qualification is designed to help meet the dementia strategies for the UK and so improve health and care services supporting individuals diagnosed with dementia and is also suitable for learners with little or no knowledge of dementia care.

  • A total of 8 credits must be achieved to gain the qualification.
  • A learner must complete all 4 mandatory units to achieve this qualification.

All units are knowledge only.

Group M - Mandatory Units

Unit AO Ref. Title Level GLH
J/601/2874 DEM201 Dementia awareness 2 2
H/601/2879 DEM202 The person centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia 2 2
T/601/9416 DEM205 Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia 2 2
A/601/2886 DEM207 Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care 2 2

Topics Covered

Defining Dementia.

person-centred Approach to Individuals with Dementia.

Roles in the Care and Support of Individuals with Dementia.

Understand Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in Dementia Care.

Communicating with People with Dementia.

Communication and Interaction Techniques for 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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