CACHE Level 3 Award in Awareness of Dementia

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Who is the CACHE Level 3 Award in Awareness of Dementia Course Suitable For?

This CACHE Level 3 Award in Awareness of Dementia course is suitable for anyone that wants to learn how to work with people who suffer from dementia.

By choosing online learning instead of a classroom based course, it eliminates the need for time away from work, saving you valuable time and money. It is ideal for those with tight schedules as our online courses give you 12 months unlimited access to all the course materials. You can study at a pace that suits you, allowing you to easily resume your studies whenever you have the time. All you need is internet connection to study, so you can study from the comfort of your home or any environment that suits you.

Dementia has an impact on 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 and is expected to rise to over 2 million sufferers by 2050. Care for people suffering from dementia is essential and this qualification aims to give students the knowledge required to work with those suffering and provide care to combat the illness.

To gain the full CACHE Level 3 Award in Awareness of Dementia (QCF) you will need to pass all the assignments.

There are no formal examinations on this course and the certification fee is included in the course fees. Full tutor support is also provided and your online tutor will guide you through lessons and online materials as well as answer any queries you may have on the course content. Written by our expert tutors, the course is designed to develop the knowledge of working with people who suffer from dementia and teaches students how to work closely with those suffering from the illness.

Upon completion of this qualification, students are awarded a CACHE Level 3 certificate. All certification fees are included in your course fees.

Why Study a CACHE Course?

CACHE are the UK’s leading awarding body in the care and education sectors. CACHE courses are seen as an industry standard and many employers specifically request Cache certifications when recruiting new employees.

Adding a cache qualification to your CV will greatly broaden your career prospects and significantly improve your earning potential with current or future employers.

So if you're looking to kick-start or boost your career in child care, the education industry or in health and social care then a CACHE qualification is perfect for you! 


This is a knowledge only qualification. Experience in the real work environment is not required and the entire course is completed through distance learning. Please note that this is a knowledge only Level 3 qualification and does not require any practical assessments.


All of our students are given access to our online campus through their own personal login and password. Once logged in you can access your course materials, lessons, resources and assignments in your own time. Assignments are uploaded through your account and the process is easy intuitive. Our online campus includes:

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  • Detailed help centre with step-by-step instructions on getting the most from your course and how to upload assignments and contact your tutor

What's Included in the CACHE Level 3 Award in Awareness of Dementia Course?

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Course Duration

86 Hours

12 Months Unlimited Access

Each student will have 12 months unlimited access to allow you to have access to the training anytime 24/7. You can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

Upon completion of this qualification, students are awarded a CACHE Level 3 Award in Awareness of Dementia. All certification fees are included in your course fees.

Course Content

Included in this course are the following units:

Unit 1: Understand the process and experience of dementia

  • Understand the neurology of dementia
  • Understand the impact of recognition and diagnosis of dementia
  • Understand how dementia care must be underpinned by a person-centred approach

Unit 2: Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person centred approach

  • Understand the common medications available to and appropriate for, individuals with dementia
  • Understand how to provide person-centred care to individuals through the appropriate and effective use of medication

Unit 3: Understand the role of communication and interactions with individuals who have dementia

  • Understand that individuals with dementia may communicate in different ways
  • Understand the importance of positive interactions with individuals with dementia
  • Understand the factors which can affect interactions and communication of individuals with dementia

Unit 4: Understand the diversity of individuals with dementia and the importance of inclusion

  • Understand the concept of diversity and its relevance to working with individuals who have dementia
  • Understand that each individual’s experience of dementia is unique
  • Understand the importance of working in a person-centred way and how this links to inclusion

Assessment / Exam

This is a knowledge only qualification. Experience in the real work environment is not required and the entire course is completed through distance learning. Please note that this is a knowledge only Level 3 qualification and does not require any practical assessments.

To pass this course learners must pass 5 assignments. These are completed after navigating through the corresponding lessons and writing your answers to assignment questions. Once these have been read and marked by your personal tutor, feedback and marks are provided to students which contain helpful tips to improve work in future assignments.

Upon completion of this qualification, students are awarded a CACHE Level 3 certificate. All certification fees are included in your course fees.

What Support Will I Receive During My Course?

We offer help and support every step of the way. You’ll be assigned a dedicated tutor who you can contact via our state-of-the-art e-learning platform.

Your tutor will guide you and answer any queries you may have during your studies with us. Your tutor will mark all your assignments and provide detailed feedback with pointers and advice on areas to improve if required.

We strongly advise all our learners to take full advantage of their tutor’s expertise, to ensure they get the most out of the course. Our students graduate at an ‘industry-ready’ standard, and with the skill set and knowledge required to be a successful professional.

Prerequisites to Attend

There are no prerequisites to study the CACHE Level 3 Award in Awareness of Dementia course.

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