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Social Care & Early Years

Level 2 Awareness of Dementia

Start Date: 25th March 2023
Code: YFPZ0105J1


Duration: 8 Weeks Online
Start date: 25th March 2023
End date: 20th May 2023
Day: Sat
Time: 11.00am-2.00pm

Course fee: FREE

This course is fully funded by the Department for the Economy, under the Skill Up Programme.  This course is a part of a suite of free online accredited courses that the College is offering to upskill, retrain and gain a qualification with no costs associated.

Course Content

The objectives of the OCN NI Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia are to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to enable them to:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of dementia
  • develop understanding of a person-centred approach to care
  • develop knowledge of the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia
  • raise awareness of issues of equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care

Course Aims

The aim of the OCN NI Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia is to promote an awareness of dementia care. As this is an area of health and social care which is experiencing increased demand the qualification will assist in supporting government strategies to increase knowledge and understanding of the care of individuals with dementia

Special Features

This course is fully online.

Learners must be at least aged 18 years of age, a resident of Northern Ireland and eligible to work in the UK

The OCN NI Level 2 Award Awareness of Dementia will enable learners to progress to other Level 2 Health and Social Care qualifications or higher-level qualifications within this sector or into employment.


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