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Dementia Awareness

Course Code: DEM

Level: 1
Subject area: Childcare, Health & Social Care
Awarding body: OCNL
Qualification: Award
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Four weeks
When you'll study: Mondays, 9.00am - 5.00pm

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About the course

This Level 1 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 1 course, you will learn about:

  • the most common types of dementia
  • the ways in which common types of dementia can affect an individual
  • the importance of taking a person-centred approach to caring for a person with dementia
  • ways in which a carer can support an individual with 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 Level 2 in Dementia Awareness or our OCNLR Cerficate in Awareness of Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2017/18 (August 2017 – July 2018). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.

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.