• Care

    RSPH Level 2 Award Understanding Dementia (Evening)

  • Attendance/Duration

    This course runs on a Thursday evening for 3 weeks. These times include a period for shut down procedures at the end of the night.

  • Cost


  • Start Date

    From 28 Feb 2019

What's Involved

The qualification is designed for anyone caring for people with dementia and those who work in the health and social care sector.

It is open to anyone who has an interest in broadening their knowledge about dementia including those who have signed up to the widely publicised Department of Health initiative, Dementia Friends.

A better understanding of dementia makes a real difference to the care offered.

Tackling the stigma surrounding dementia is becoming a priority for public health and raising awareness is an essential step in tackling the disease. The Level 2 Award in Understanding Dementia has been developed to raise standards and help people understand more about dementia care and to put compassionate care at the heart of the training.

Upon successful completion of the qualification you will be able to:

  • Comprehend how the experience and progression of dementia is unique to the person, by identifying the different types of dementia and their associated risk factors.
  • Identify the functions of the different areas of the brain and state how damage caused to brain function can affect a person’s experience of dementia and everyday living.
  • Understand how a person with dementia can live well within society and identify how society can have a positive influence on people living with dementia.

Care professionals want to provide the best care possible, but sometimes lack the knowledge or skills to understand dementia and care for someone with the condition. Eighty per cent of people in care homes have dementia or memory problems, so there is a real need for a recognised standard for people working directly in dementia care.

This qualification provides a benchmark and will contribute to improving standards in professional care and has been developed in partnership with the Alzheimer's Society.

Assessment is by a multiple-choice examination.

Funding and Fees

This course is eligible for Individual Training Account (ITA) depending on individual circumstances.

However, Skills Development Scotland have now closed ITA to new applicants and it is anticipated it will reopen in April 2019.

This course is also eligible to pay by instalments. Please contact our Finance department for further information on 01563 523501 Ext. 8558


For further information call 01292 261469 extension 7001, or email: businessdevelopment@ayrshire.ac.uk

Start Date

28 Feb 2019



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