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Qualification: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care
Start date: 25/06/2022
Weekly hours: Saturday 9am - 3
Location: Canterbury College
Fee: £811*
Duration: 8-12 weeks

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care

This course aims to assist learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of the principles of caring for those with dementia.

What will I learn?

The course covers 7 key units, which include:

  • Dementia awareness
  • The person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia
  • Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia
  • Understand equality, diversity, and inclusion in dementia care
  • Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach
  • Understand behaviour in the context of dementia
  • Understand the benefits of engaging in activities in social care

How will I be assessed?

Students will be assessed by both written and online exam.

What may it lead to?

Learners who achieve this qualification may wish to progress onto a similar Level 3 qualification, or pursue employment or university-level education.

What qualifications do I need?

Learners will need to have a relevant Level 2 qualification or experience; however, all applicants will be interviewed and assessed on an individual basis.

Part-time courses are only for students that are 19 years of age and over at the start of their study programme.

Fees and costs 

£811 per person*.

*This course may be free to those who are 19+ and unemployed, receiving universal credit or job seeker’s allowance. This course may also be free if you do not already hold a Level 3 qualification and over the age of 24. 

To discuss eligibility for this, please contact us by emailing or calling 01843 605045.


Those eligible for the above funding may also receive bursary to help with other costs, such as travel, and can provide a free laptop for use, which students can keep upon completion of the course.


Contact us

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New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111