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Summer Guidance Days
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Course Mode
Part-time
Level
N/A
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Start Time
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Duration
12 Weeks
End Date
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Health & Social Care

It is clear that the UK’s health and social care system is lacking and with an increasingly ageing population, there is a significant demand for more people to enter the industry. In fact, around two million new workers will need to be trained and recruited by 2022.

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Course Overview

Particularly suitable for those with limited time to attend college but with a keen interest in developing an understanding of principles dementia care and the different types of dementia. The course covers the following topics: Dementia awareness, Person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia, The factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia, Equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care, Administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach and Understanding behaviour in the context of dementia.

Learners will receive a resource pack which includes study modules.

Module submissions can be hand written in the workbooks provided and posted to college or alternatively, electronic modules can be supplied for submission.

Entry Requirements

This course is designed for those who work or have an interest in Health and Social Care, including those in a work role and informal/family carers. Learners must be aged 19 or over in order to enrol on the course, be living in England and not taking part in full-time education. Entry is at the discretion of the college. Kendal College will ensure that this course is appropriate for the age and ability of the learner. This may involve an assessment to ensure learners can meet the criteria and comply with the relevant literacy, numeracy, and health and safety aspects of this course.

After Your Course

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to the following:

- Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care
- Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care
- Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Problems
- Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions
- Level 2 Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness
- Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Dementia
- Level 2 Certificate in Principles of End of Life Care
- Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism
- Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Behaviours that Challenge
- Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health
- Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health & Social Care
- Principles of Team Leading

Join us at our next

Summer Guidance Day

13 August 2020 12:00 - 18:00