Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care

Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care

Course overview

With 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia, and this number expected to rise to over one million by 2025, dementia is a growing issue which impacts upon the individual as well those who support them. This course will enable you to develop an in-depth understanding of dementia and its effects, by exploring the various types of dementia, the importance of early diagnosis, as well as focusing on person-centred approaches to dementia care.

Who is suitable?

This course is ideal for those already employed in the health and social care sector who wish to upskill and develop their knowledge of dementia and dementia care, home carers or individuals looking into a career in the care profession.

Learning method

The online course is available with the following features:

  • Exciting and engaging content
  • Interactivity – featuring videos and games to enhance learning
  • Virtual tutors who offer hints, tips and guidance throughout the course.

What you will learn

This course is split into seven manageable units:

Unit 1: Understanding dementia

Unit 2: Understand how person-centred approaches are used to underpin the care and support of individuals with dementia

Unit 3: Principles of communication and interaction in dementia care and support

Unit 4: Supporting positive interaction, occupation and activity in dementia care

Unit 5: Principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care and support

Unit 6: Understand how to support individuals with dementia to exercise choice and rights

Unit 7: Principles of the administration of medication and well-being of individuals with dementia.


Gain a nationally-recognised qualification

  • Establish a long-standing career pathway within the care industry
  • Courses are delivered as distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where to study
  • Personal tutors are assigned to ensure you have the support needed to succeed.

During your online learning course with LLC, you will be allocated a personal tutor who will support you every step of the way. In addition, you will have access to additional support when you need it to make sure you can be successful with your studies. Our online learning materials are high quality, interactive and accessible in different formats to ensure you will be successful with whatever you choose to study.

This course may be fully funded regardless of your employment status (if you are employed or looking for employment). This course may be fully funded if you are not in attainment of a Level 3 qualification or above. This offer is open to all who live in South East England, with exception of London.


LLC Online Learning is a way of accessing qualifications and courses, fully supported by a personal tutor but without attending lessons in a classroom setting. This means you can complete your studies in the comfort of your own home, giving you the opportunity to recap on your studies as often as you need to.

Entry Requirements

This offer is open to all who live in South East England, with exception of London. 

Start Dates

Any time in April 2021.

End Date

July 31st 2021.


Choose hours with your Tutor to meet your needs. Just remember, everything has to be completed before 31st July 2021.


Fully funded subject to eligibility.

If you are interested in applying, please complete the following quick form and we will be in contact to support you with your application. You will receive useful information about whether you are eligible for government funding, course fees and much more.

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