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

Qualification reference: RQF 603/0196/X

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of caring for individuals with dementia
  • Be awarded the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care* – a nationally recognised qualification,
    regulated by Ofqual in England

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

This course will allow you to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of dementia and its effects. It enables learners to understand types of dementia and the importance of early diagnosis, person-centred approaches in dementia care, the role of communication, interaction and inclusion in dementia care and support and the use of medication to support individuals with dementia.


Our training is split into seven units:

    • Understanding dementia
    • Understand how person-centred approaches are used to underpin the care and support of individuals with dementia
    • Principles of communication and interaction in dementia care and support
    • Supporting positive interaction, occupation and activity in dementia care
    • Principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care and support
    • Understand how to support individuals with dementia to exercise choice and rights
    • Principles of the administration of medication and well-being of individuals with dementia

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.

*NCFE CACHE registration fee of £60 applies