The Positive Dementia Care – 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 an accredited Level 2 Certificate of Achievement.

The Course covers the following Units:-

  • Unit 1: Realising Feelings Matter Most in Dementia Care

  • Unit 2: Dementia, the Brain and People’s Feelings

  • Unit 3: Valuing a Person’s Well-Being

  • Unit 4: Working Positively with a Person’s Disability

  • Unit 5: Becoming a Person-centred Dementia Care Worker

  • Unit 6: Communicating with a Person with Dementia through Feelings

  • Unit 7: Focusing on the person when providing Personal Care

  • Unit 8: Creating a Positive, Meaningful, Active Day

  • Unit 9: Appreciating How Behaviours Link to Feelings

  • Unit 10: Applying Person-Centred Care


There are no particular entry requirements.

Course Duration & Support:

You will have your own dedicated tutor who will guide you through your course work and answer any questions you may have. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your Positive Dementia Care course. You can be assured that unlimited support is available for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.


Students are required to complete tutor-marked assignments. Assignments can consists of short paragraph answers to set questions or short essays. Coursework assignments can be returned by email or by post.


ABC AwardsOn successful completion of this course students will receive a Positive Dementia Care Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. 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 difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

Further information about Ofqual’s Qualification & Credit Framework level descriptors can be found at

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards' Quality Licence Scheme. ABC Awards' endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process. The course has been developed through NCC to meet specific learners' or employers' requirements. The course developers have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria.

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