Level 2 Principles of Dementia Care

Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care

This qualification will help you to develop an awareness of dementia and how it affects different people. You will learn about the importance of a person-centred approach to care and communication, and you will be taught ways to ensure that diverse needs are met. You will also look at the common causes and medications, and how these medications are used. You will also take into account the extra emotional support needed by some individuals, and you will learn how engaging in activities can benefit physical, mental and social well-being.

Key facts

  • Start date: On demand
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Location: Home-study
  • Fees: This course is FREE for those who successfully complete the qualification.
    If an applicant withdraws or fails to achieve the qualification a £70 administration charge will be made.

Your future

This qualification will enhance your understanding of dementia care, which will serve to enhance your CV and help you to perform effectively in your existing job.

You may want to go on to take further distance learning courses such as Control of Infection in Health Care Settings, Common Health Conditions, or Awareness of Mental Health Problems.

Entry requirements

These qualifications are FREE* to all applicants who meet the following requirements:

  • Aged 19 and over
  • UK resident for three or more years
  • Committed to improving knowledge and skills


  • Understanding Dementia and the Person-Centred Approach to Administering Medication
  • Understanding the Factors that can Influence Communication and Behaviour in the Context of Dementia
  • Understanding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and the Benefits of Engaging in Activities in Social Care

Distance Learning: Key Facts

  • Allows the opportunity to reflect and develop work practice whilst working alongside colleagues for additional support
  • Courses can be completed from the comfort of the employees own home, using structured, easy to follow workbooks in their own time
  • Workbook assessments can be completed online or in written format
  • Access to online resources and e-assessor platform for assessments
  • Easy induction videos to follow for guidance
  • Expert tutors available for help and advice and feedback throughout the course
  • Courses can be completed between 3-6 months
  • All qualifications are nationally recognised and recommended by OFSTED for good practice
  • Improves individual knowledge and workforce skills and motivation
  • Improves employees CV and CPD (Continuous Professional Development) records

Click to download the Level 2 Principles of Dementia Care flyer

How to Apply

You will need to print and complete the below application forms. Please ensure that you complete both Part A and Part B.

Click here to download Part A

Click here to download Part B

Please email your completed forms to cbarker@brooksbymelton.ac.uk.