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Sample course outlines


We’ve put together a selection of course outlines demonstrating the types of training we run for our clients. They’re examples of courses we have run, all of which have been tailored to meet the needs of different organisations. If you are looking for details on our accredited training courses, you can also find out more about them below.

We hope they give you some inspiration on how we can support your organisation. If you have any questions, or would like to know more about how we can help, please get in touch!

  • Person-centred dementia care (3 days)

    Aimed at: care staff, nurses and healthcare assistants in many organisations including care homes, hospitals, domiciliary care services and day centres.
    Overview: This course gives staff a comprehensive understanding of dementia and person-centred care. Participants will also learn the practical skills necessary to recognise and address a wide range of needs, respond effectively in challenging situations and enhance well-being through a range of approaches.
    Length: 3 days

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  • Person-centred dementia care (2 days)

    Aimed at: care staff, nurses and healthcare assistants in many organisations including care homes, hospitals, domiciliary care services and day centres.
    Overview: This course gives staff a good grounding in dementia and person-centred care and addresses a range of important, practical issues, relating to day-to-day interactions with people with dementia.
    Length: 2 days

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  • Introduction to person-centred dementia care

    Aimed at: care staff, nurses and healthcare assistants in many organisations including care homes, hospitals, domiciliary care services and day centres.
    Overview: This course provides a good introduction to dementia, person-centred care and communication.
    Length: 1 day

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  • Dementia Awareness (1 day)

    Aimed at: staff working in any type of social care, housing or health service.
    Overview: This course equips participants with a good understanding of dementia and an awareness of how they can make a difference to people with dementia they work with.
    Length: 1 day

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  • Introduction to dementia for non-care staff

    Aimed at: any public-facing staff who may have contact with people with dementia and their carers.
    Overview: This course enables participants to understand what dementia is, to challenge myths and to develop the skills to communicate effectively with people with dementia and/or carers.
    Length: 1/2 day

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  • Dementia Awareness (1 hour)

    Aimed at: any staff who may have occasional contact with people with dementia.
    Overview: This session helps participants understand what dementia is and how their own communication approach will impact on anyone with dementia they encounter .
    Length: 1 hour

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  • Dementia Champions Development Programme

    Aimed at: Nominated staff from health and social care services.
    Overview: This course provides an enhanced level of understanding of the needs of people with dementia and enables participants to promote and lead best practice in dementia care within their own settings.
    Length: 5 days

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  • Effective communication with people with dementia

    Aimed at: Care staff who already have a basic understanding of dementia and person-centred dementia care.
    Overview: Through attending this course, participants develop their skills in engaging verbally and non-verbally with people with dementia in any situation, overcoming barriers, responding to different realities, and supporting meaningful interactions.
    Length: 1 day

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  • Activities and occupation for people with dementia

    Aimed at: Care home and day centre staff that already have an understanding of dementia and person-centred care.
    Overview: This course equips participants with plenty of practical ideas and skills for enabling people with dementia to be engaged, stimulated and meaningfully occupied.
    Length: 1 day

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  • Understanding and responding to the behaviour of people with dementia

    Aimed at: care staff who already have a basic understanding of dementia and person-centred dementia care.
    Overview: This course provides participants with an understanding of the reasons and triggers that may lead people with dementia to behave in a challenging way, and enables them to respond effectively.
    Length: 1 day

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  • Mental health and dementia

    Aimed at: Health and social care staff working with people with dementia.
    Overview: This course enables participants to understand a range of mental health conditions that people may experience in addition to dementia, and provides practical approaches to responding to common symptoms and manifestations of distress.
    Length: 2 days

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  • Counselling skills in dementia care

    Aimed at: Care staff who already have an understanding of person-centred dementia care.
    Overview: This course enables participants to gain an in-depth understanding of the emotional needs of people with dementia, and to use counselling skills to communicate effectively with people with dementia who are expressing distress and/or unresolved issues.
    Length: 3 days

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  • Dementia for GPs and Practice Nurses

    Aimed at: Primary care clinicians.
    Overview: This course enables participants to gain a holistic understanding of dementia in order to provide effective support those who have, or may have, the condition and their carers.
    Length: 0.5 days

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  • Train the Trainer in Dementia Care

    Aimed at: Healthcare professionals working in acute and community health services
    Overview: This course enables participants to gain the skills, confidence and resources for delivering training on dementia within
    their own settings. (See also Dementia Care Trainers’ Programme)
    Length: 2 days

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  • Person-centred working and care planning

    Aimed at: social workers and OTs.
    Overview: This course enables those responsible for assessing and planning care to gain knowledge, confidence and skills relating to their role working with people with dementia.
    Length: 2 days

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  • Learning disability and dementia

    Aimed at: staff working with people with a learning disability.
    Overview: This course enables participants to provide effective support to people with a learning disability who develop, or may be developing, dementia.
    Length: 2 days

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  • Leadership in Dementia Care

    Aimed at: managers and other senior staff working within health and social care services
    Overview: This course focuses on the leaders’ role in making person-centred dementia care a reality within their setting. (See also
    Dementia Care Leadership Programme)
    Length: 2 days

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  • Advanced Communication Skills for Advocates

    Aimed at: IMCAs and other advocates who already have an understanding of dementia
    Overview: This course aims to enable advocates working with people with dementia to enhance their communication skills and develop strategies for understanding needs and wishes that people may struggle to express
    Length: 1 day

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