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Dementia Awareness

Course Code: DEM2

Level: 2
Subject area: Childcare, Health & Social Care
Awarding body: OCNL
Qualification: Award
Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Ten weeks
When you'll study: Tuesdays 9.00am - 4.30pm

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About the course

This Level 2 Award in Dementia Awareness will provide you with knowledge about the most common types of dementia, the signs and symptoms of dementia and good practice in caring for those suffering with dementia. The course is aimed those who would like to know more about the topic for themselves or others in a personal, professional or voluntary capacity.

What you'll learn

On this level 2 course, you will learn about:

  • developing skills in emotional resilience
  • the person centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia
  • understanding equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care
  • understanding the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia.
Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


This course is assessed by module assessments.

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you could go on to study our OCNLR Cerficate in Awareness of Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.