Principles of Dementia Care Level 3

There are approximately 850,000 people in the UK who have some form of dementia, with numbers expected to rise above one million by 2025. This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to improve their knowledge and understanding of the condition.

The programme aims to provide candidates with an understanding of the common types of dementia and their causes. It will help learners to develop an awareness of how the actions of others can affect individuals with dementia and provides candidates with an appreciation of a person-centred approach to dementia care and support. It will be invaluable to anyone who supports a client, friend, or family member who has dementia.

As this course is at level 3 the following restrictions apply.

  • Candidates must currently reside in one of the following regions, North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire & Humberside, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, Nottinghamshire, or Derbyshire.
  • Candidates must be aged 19 years or over as of the 31st of August 2021
  • Candidates must have lived within the UK for the last 3 years or more.

If you do not meet the criteria please look at our Level 2 qualifications.

Course Fees


Course Delivery

Digital or Paper-based

Course Duration

6 to 12 Weeks

Awarding Body


Course Content

To be awarded the Certificate, learners are required to successfully complete 7 mandatory units.


Mandatory units

  • Unit 01 – Understanding dementia
  • Unit 02 – Understand how person-centred approaches are used to underpin the care and support of individuals with dementia
  • Unit 03 – Principles of communication and interaction in dementia care and support
  • Unit 04 – Supporting positive interaction, occupation and activity in dementia care
  • Unit 05 – Principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care and support
  • Unit 06 – Understand how to support individuals with dementia to exercise choice and rights
  • Unit 07 – Principles of the administration of medication and well-being of individuals with dementia