To achieve the qualification, students must undertake 4 mandatory units which will total 8 credits. For this particular award, all the units are knowledge based, as follows:
- Dementia awareness
- The person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia.
- Understand the factors that can influence communication & interactions with individuals who have dementia.
- Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care.
This qualification has been developed to provide accreditation of knowledge & skills for those in the area of dementia care. It is designed to meet the dementia strategies for the UK and so improve health and care services supporting individuals diagnosed with dementia.
The units will be assessed either by work-based assessors, or by appropriately qualified Health & Social Care Staff from Gower College Swansea.