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Accredited training courses

We offer a range of training courses where learners can gain nationally recognised certificates of achievement.

Our dementia care qualifications and accredited courses are approved and quality-assured by OCN London. This is a national awarding body regulated by Ofqual with 25 years’ experience in certificating credit-based courses. Accreditation is through our OCN London recognised learning centre, the Southover Partnership.

All our accredited courses are mapped to the Skills for Health / Skills for Care Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework and cover topics identified by the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF) dementia units.

Accredited courses we offer

  • Dementia Care Trainers’ Programme – level 3

    Aimed at: senior staff from health and social care organisations and other professionals who train staff within such services.
    Overview: This course equips participants with the knowledge, skills, confidence and resources to deliver high quality, interactive dementia training.  The course draws on and shares Dementia Trainers’ 25 years of experience as trainers in dementia care.  It consists of two modules: ‘Advanced Person-Centred Dementia Care Knowledge and Practice’ and ‘Person-Centred Dementia Care Training Skills’.
    Length: 10 days

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  • Dementia Care Leadership Programme – level 3

    Aimed at: managers, deputy managers and team leaders in any service providing care for people with dementia.
    Overview: Practical in its focus, this course provides a thorough grounding in the knowledge and skills necessary to lead person-centred dementia care. Designed and delivered by Buz, author of Leadership for Person-Centred Dementia Care (Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2012), participants receive an expert-led programme that gives in-depth consideration to the most important issues facing leaders.
    Length: 5 days

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  • QCF Awards in Awareness of Dementia – levels 2 and 3

    Aimed at: staff working with, or intending to work with, people with dementia in any care setting.
    Overview:  These qualifications were developed by Skills for Care and address some of the core knowledge that underpins the care of people with dementia. We also offer, as stand-alone modules, the units from these qualifications that comprise the specialist dementia pathway of the Health and Social Care diplomas at level 2 and 3.

    Length: 4 training days and 2 x 0.5 days supported study sessions

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  • Person-Centred Dementia Care Knowledge and Practice – level 2

    Aimed at: front-line care workers
    Overview: This course has been designed to address the key knowledge, skills and practicalities that enable a person-centred approach to caring for people with dementia. The training incorporates support and assessment, and written work is kept to a minimum.
    Length: 4 days

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  • Advanced Person-Centred Dementia Care Knowledge and Practice – level 3

    Aimed at: experienced care staff, supervisors and managers of care services
    Overview: This course facilitates the development of an advanced level of knowledge, skill and insight, enabling candidates to provide person-centred care and support others to do so. This course also serves as the first module of the Dementia Care Trainers’ Programme.
    Length: 5 days

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  • ” Informative, interesting and thought provoking.  Challenged my own preconceived perceptions of dementia and people living with the condition…Brilliant course – I’m sorry it has finished”
    Community Rehab Assistant