Level 2 award in awareness of dementia (RQF)


This online 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.

Ref No. Level Credit Value Awarding Organisation
600/4613/2 2 9
Skillfirst Awards

Qualification Overview

This Skillsfirst 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 9 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

QCF ref Unit Title Level Credits
J/601/2874 DEM201 Dementia awareness 2 2
T/601/9416 DEM202 The person centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia 2 2
H/601/2879 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
D/504/5045 DEM213 Enhancing the quality of life for people with dementia 2 1

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.
Providing on going advice and support for people with dementia and their carers.


Delivered and accessed online via Care Academy.
1 round of marking and invigilation.
Skillsfirst qualification certificate upon successful completion.
Online candidate support.
Learner records archived for future tracking and reporting.


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