Dementia Certificate Continuous Professional Development in

Location Stafford Campus
Duration 1 Year
Fee

2017/18 New Entrants, Part Time

  • Home and EU students: £34 per credit
School School of Health and Social Care

This short course is open to everyone who wants to improve their knowledge and skills in responding to people affected by dementia. You might be someone involved in supporting relatives and carers in your local community or you may be in paid employment services to people living with dementia.

Course outline

This is a 30 credit course that you can take at level 4 (certificate) or level 5 (diploma) or level 6 (degree) to be completed in two years. 
The option you are applying for here is the level 4 award. 
The award is made up of two 15 credit modules and the module team will help you decided which level of assessment would best meet your needs. 
Yow will need to complete two of the three 15 credit modules:

  1. Dementia Awareness (starts September 2015, Tuesday afternoons in Black Heath Lane, Stafford)

  2. Dementia Interventions (starts January 2016, Thursday afternoons in Royal Shrewsbury Hospital)

  3. Understanding Dementia (starts April 2016 location to be negotiated with the module leader) 

Course content

This short course is designed to develop your understanding of how you can behave in a person-centred way and how you can use relationship-centred care to involve everyone surrounding the person with dementia and is set within the context of national and local policy.

Key elements of the award include:

  • How you can best help people understand the lived experience of the disease process,

  • Help people make preparations for the future and engage with assessment and treatment decisions. 

  • Understand how the use of specific interventions, eg. Doll Therapy, Validation Therapy, Cognitive Stimulation Therapy can support wellbeing and reduce distress.

  • Enhance care provision for people with dementia 

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the drivers of dementia care

  • Develop high quality skills including motivation of others in managing care provision. 

Graduate destinations

You might be someone involved in supporting relatives and carers in your local community or you may be in paid employment providing services to people living with dementia.

Contact

Enquiries Team
Cadman Information Point
College Road
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 2DE
United Kingdom
t: +44(0)1782 294400
Enquire about this course