Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care - MK College

Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care

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A new case of dementia arises somewhere in the world every 4 seconds. Dementia not only affects the individual themselves, but can also devastate their family, friends and entire lifestyle.

What will I do?

This course is split into 7 manageable units:

Unit 1: Dementia Awareness

Unit 2: Person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia

Unit 3: Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia

Unit 4: Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care

Unit 5: Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach

Unit 6: Understand behaviour in the context of dementia

Unit 7: Understand the benefits of engaging in activities in social care

*Funding is subject to learners meeting set eligibility criteria; this may be discussed prior to the start of any course. Learners must be aged 19+ and have lived in the EU for the past three years. Please note that a withdrawal fee of £90 is payable if learners decide to withdraw from the course.

What’s next?

By undertaking this course, you will gain formal recognition by obtaining a nationally recognised qualification. This will enable you to further your own continuous professional development, which could support you in improving your career prospects. You can also progress onto further qualifications.

Is it for me?

This course is suitable for those working in the care profession, home carers or anyone who has an interest in learning more about dementia.

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· Delivered via online distance learning allowing you to choose when and where you study

· Gain a nationally recognised qualification

· Personal tutors are assigned to you to ensure you have the support needed to succeed

You must already hold a L1 or equivalent English qualification


All applicants must be at least 19 years of age to enrol for the course and have a good level of English skills to a minimum of Level One standard. Applicants aged 19-23 are only eligible if they have already achieved a full Level 2 qualification or equivalent.

Please contact us for clarification if required. Applicants aged 24+ do not require any prior academic qualifications, but do need to meet the required standard of English skills. Applicants must have lived in the UK for the last three years, currently reside in England, with a postcode outside of London, Greater Manchester, Greater London, Liverpool, Tees Valley Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, West Midlands, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Wets of England, Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland. Please contact providers in your local area for alternative options.

Course Information

  1. Principles of Dementia Care – Level 3 Certificate






    • FEES

    • 19 – 23


    • 24+


    • Overseas


This course is only Fully Funded if you are over 19 years old, have been living in the UK for 3 years or more, and are not from a devolved area (e.g. Greater Manchester, Liverpool, West of England, West Midlands, Tees Valley, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, London or Greater London).


The course duration is 10 weeks and will requires approximately 4 – 6 hours of study per week plus the submission of 7 online assessments during the course. Course start dates are flexible, but learners are expected to successfully complete the programme within the allocated timescale.


Learners will receive a nationally recognised qualification by successfully completing this course. The Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care is awarded by TQUK.


This course requires the completion and passing of seven tutor marked online unit assessments. Learners are allocated a course tutor who will mark assessments and are able to offer support through the online learning platform.

How can I pay for my course?

There are a variety of ways in which you can get help with fees and funding while studying. Get advice on applying for funding and assessing your eligibility for financial aid here.

This course attracts funding for eligible students, so please check with the admissions team about your own circumstances. 


These courses are free for eligible applicants who successfully complete the course. A fee of £90 will be charged to learners who enrol onto the programme but do not complete the course.

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