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 £100 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:

  • You are 19 or over and are working or looking for work
  • If you are aged 19 – 23 you must have a Level 2 qualification (i.e. 5 GCSE’s at C/4 Grade)
  • You have been resident in the EU for last three years
  • Not enrolled on another funded course (if you are on another course, please let us know so that we can check eligibility)
  • You live in England (please provide postcode as there are some areas of the country where we cannot enrol students)

Distance Learning: Key Facts

  • Available to study in a workbook or online
  • Each course takes up to 12 weeks to complete
  • Expert tutors available for help, advice, and feedback throughout the course
  • All qualifications are nationally recognised and recommended by OFSTED for good practice
  • Improved individual knowledge and workforce skills and motivation
  • Improves employee CV and CPD (Continuous Professional Development) records

How to Apply

To apply, please email distancelearning@smbgroup.ac.uk.