Positive Dementia Care - QLS Level 2 Course

Course Format:Online Course (With Optional Paper-Based Course Notes)
Self-Study Time:Approximately 90 Hours (Self-Study)
Delivery Time:1-3 Working Days (Email)
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Course Description

The Positive Dementia Care - QLS Level 2 Course is designed for individuals who are interested in, or currently engaged in, a nursing/residential care environment. The Positive Dementia Care course explains facts about dementia and will show students how they can combine key ingredients of people-centred care in order to improve the daily life of those affected by dementia.

To provide excellent quality care, care-staff will learn to recognise people with dementia as whole individuals, and understand all the needs that sufferers with varying conditions have. Dementia itself is not a single actual disease or illness, but is an umbrella term used to describe lots of different types of conditions, all of which have one thing in common; they attack and destroy the cells in the brains of people with a dementia.

On successful completion of this course students will receive a QLS Level 2 Endorsed Certificate of Achievement.

The Positive Dementia - QLS Level 2 Course includes the following units:
The Module Includes the Following Lessons: Learning directly from people with a dementia about their feelings; The heart of what is Person-centred Care; and Keeping people with a Dementia at the heart of your care practice.
The Module Includes the Following Lessons: Knowing the causes of Dementia; Realising how our brain links to our behaviour; and Imagining how it feels when the brain will not function.
The Module Includes the Following Lessons: Learning to measure well-being and ill-being through observation; Understanding that life history is central to person-centred care; and Respecting the reality of the person with dementia.
The Module Includes the Following Lessons: Understanding that dementia is like having a disability; Identifying why buildings can disable; and Knowing how to help the environment make sense.
The Module Includes the Following Lessons: Being close to people with dementia – focusing on your own feelings; Realising person-centred care applies to all relationships at work; and Applying person-centred care to families, friends and other carers.
The Module Includes the Following Lessons: Looking at Verbal and Non-verbal Communication; Learning how to Interpret the Words; and Developing Feeling Based Communication Skills.
The Module Includes the Following Lessons: Shifting the focus from completing a set of separate personal care tasks for a person, to seeing the whole person; Learning to make sure that meeting personal care needs takes place within the context of a relationship; and Consider ways to make meals a meaningful social occasion.
The Module Includes the Following Lessons: Understanding the difference between organising an activity and being occupied; Drawing on strengths and abilities in people with a dementia; and Flooding each day with ideas.
The Module Includes the Following Lessons: What is “difficult behaviour”?; Identifying triggers; and Looking beyond behaviours to the heart of a person.
The Module Includes the Following Lessons: Recognising your part in improving dementia care; Working with your Team and Manager; and Maintaining the essence of good quality dementia care.
Course Format & Delivery

You will receive access to the course materials through an online portal for a 12-month period. Students can use the portal for accessing their course materials, submitting assignments and to log tutor questions. 

Please Note: An optional hard-copy version of the course notes can be purchased for an additional £40.00. This is useful for learners who also want to study away from the computer and means they have course notes they can keep and refer back to beyond their online course license.

Delivery of the hard-copy materials is usually within 5 to 10 working days by a recorded delivery service.

Prerequisites

There are no particular entry requirements for this course, so students can sign up providing they are comfortable studying at a Level 2 standard.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted through the online portal or by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.

Assessment

Students will be required to complete a number of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and provide you with feedback on your work. Coursework assignments can be returned by uploading to the online portal, by email or by post.

We recommend that assignments are completed and returned as word-processed documents through the online portal. Handwritten documents can be accepted but need to be clear and legible and may be subject to a longer marking time.

QLS Endorsed Certification

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a QLS Level 2 Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that NCC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by NCC to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

You can find more information on level descriptors from our Certification Overview Page.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

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