Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia


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.

Ref No.LevelCredit ValueAwarding Organisation
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 refUnitTitleLevelCredits
J/601/2874DEM201Dementia awareness22
T/601/9416DEM202The person centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia22
H/601/2879DEM205Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia22
A/601/2886DEM207Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care22
D/504/5045DEM213Enhancing the quality of life for people with dementia21

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 ongoing advice and support for people with dementia and their carers.


Delivered and accessed online via EdgeWorks™ Care Academy

1 round of marking and invigilation

Skillsfirst Awards qualification certificate upon successful completion

Online candidate support

Learner records archived for future tracking and reporting


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