Awareness of Dementia & Dementia Care Level 3

What do the qualifications cover?

These qualifications aim to develop the knowledge and skills needed when providing positive care for people with dementia and their families. Both qualifications build on the knowledge and skills covered in the Level 2 Dementia qualifications. The Award provides a more in-depth awareness of the process and experience of dementia and the Certificate develops the skills needed in the workplace when working unsupervised. They are also are aligned to the National Dementia Strategy.

Who are they suitable for?

Anyone who wants to work in Social Care in either local authority or private care environments. They are also suitable for qualified practitioners who have not cover dementia care in previous qualifications.

What are the entry requirements?

You should be at least 16 years old. CACHE does not set any other entry requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines.

How many credits are required to complete them?

The Award requires 11 credits and the Certificate requires 21.

How are they assessed?

They will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task set by CACHE.

Do you need to be working to take the qualifications?

To complete the Award you do not need to be working as it is a knowledge only qualification. To take the Certificate you will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

Start Dates: Please call 0208 507 7288 or email for dates
Course  & Qualification: Level 3 Award in Awareness of Dementia & Dementia Care 
Duration: 1 year
Price: tba
Progression route The Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care.


On completion of the course we follow up with our students on their next step. Our dedicated career advisors go through all the options that are available to the individual candidate for career development. We assess and help to identify further training needs if relevant or assist them to find work. Our next step activities include but are not limited to;

  • Help with writing their CV
  • Interviewing tips and practice
  • Training candidates on how to use electronic media for work search activities
  • Referrals and Introductions to partner and associate companies for work trails, apprenticeships and employment
  • Identifying and enrolling candidates on relevant courses top further improve employability skills
  • Providing free introduction courses to building enterprises and setting up small businesses
  • Introducing relevant candidates to partner and associate companies for further enterprise assistance and funding


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