NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care

NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care

Course Code: A212 Duration: 1 Year Attendance: Part Time Location: Farnborough Campus Start Date: 19/09/2023 Day: TUE & THU Time: 17:30 - 20:30


About the course

The Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care will allow you to develop both knowledge and understanding of caring for individuals with dementia. You will gain an understanding of the types of dementia, the importance of early diagnosis and the role of communication, interaction and inclusion in dementia care and support. 

Please note: this course will be launched in Autumn 2022, and dates and times are to be confirmed. Please apply for this course to register your interest.   

Who is this programme for?

This qualification is designed for learners who want to develop their knowledge and understanding of dementia and dementia care. This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and above.


Tuition £811

Please note that while we make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to education, additional fees may be payable where this is not possible. For example, to provide additional support due to a disability. Please contact us if you believe you have any additional needs so that we can discuss your options before enrolling on a course.

Financial Support and Funding

To help with the costs of studying, this course is eligible for:

To check your individual eligibility, please contact us online or telephone 01252 405555.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

Your course

What modules are covered?

  • Understanding dementia 
  • How person-centred approaches are used to underpin the care and support of individuals with dementia 
  • Supporting positive interaction, occupation and activity in dementia 
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care and support 
  • How to support individuals with dementia to exercise choice and rights 
  • The administration of medication and well-being of individuals with dementia 

Your future

What Next?

On successful completion of this course, you could go on to study (subject to entry requirements):

  • Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 3 Certificate in Working in the Health Sector
  • Level 4 qualifications in Health and Social Care.

This qualification will also support progression into relevant employment within the health and social care sector. The qualification doesn’t infer competence in the work role, but can be used to support the underpinning knowledge and understanding needed for those working in or towards a dementia care role.

Entry Requirements

What is the entry process?

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, however, you may find it helpful to have already achieved a Level 2 qualification in a related subject. 

How will I be assessed?

To be awarded the Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care, you are required to successfully complete 7 mandatory units.

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Course Enquiry

Please contact us through the form below. After submitting a form we will contact you as soon as possible. We will delete your information one month after the beginning of the next academic year.

Start Dates

Start Date Mode Day(s) Time Duration
19/09/2023 Part Time TUE & THU 17:30 - 20:30 1 Years
Start Date 19/09/2023
Mode Part Time
Day(s) TUE & THU
Time 17:30 - 20:30
Duration 1 Years



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