OCNLR Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia

As part of our Kingfisher Buddies project, funded by the Big Lottery ‘Reaching Communities’ Fund, we are currently able to offer free places on the training days listed below.

These sessions make up the Level 2 ‘Award in Awareness of Dementia’, accredited by the Open College Network London Region  (OCNLR).

Delegates who choose to complete all four of the FREE modules can then apply to undertake the qualification by emailing info@dementiapathfinders.org

To fulfil the requirements of the qualification, learners will be required to complete a series of assignments for assessment.

A fee of £160 will be charged to cover the cost of registration with OCNLR, administration and marking. This is a fantastic opportunity for delgates to achieve the nationally recognised qualification at a fraction of its usual cost of £320 per delegate. 


2019   Module / Title  To Book Online
28th Feb 1. Dementia Awareness Click Here
28th Mar 2. Understand equality, diversity and inclusion Click Here
25th Apr 3. The person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia Click Here
23rd May 4. Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia Click Here


Places are limited, apply now to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions about the course or would like to talk to someone about whether or not it is suitable for your development needs, please call Barbara Stephens on 07774 935905 or email your questions to: barbara.stephens@dementiapathfinders.org


What is the programme all about?  

The Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia has been developed in partnership with Skills for Care and Development. The qualification forms part of a suite of qualifications in dementia care that have been developed to support government strategies to increase knowledge, understanding and skills of caring for people living with dementia.   
The qualifications support the changing needs within the sector and are part of the Workforce Development Plan established through the National Dementia Strategy Project (England) 2009. Development of dementia awareness and understanding will enhance the level of care provided to people living with dementia.   
The programme is suitable for all those who are working with people living with dementia, for example as a dementia carer, care worker, healthcare assistant, support/key worker and many other roles. To complete this training, you must be currently supporting a person living with dementia.   

Course content

The course comprises the following 4 modules:

Module  Title

"Dementia Awareness"


"Understand equality, diversity and inclusion"

3 "The person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia"
4 "Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia"

What do I have to do?

The programme is made up of a combination of training sessions and assessment sessions. After each training session you will be given self-directed learning tasks (homework) to complete. During training and assessment sessions you will be asked to take part in discussions and activities. You must attend all sessions and complete all assessment tasks to be able to complete the course.   

Learners will also be expected to access support from tutors and support staff via the telephone and an e-forum.      

Will I get a qualification?

On successful completion of this course you will have achieved the nationally recognised qualification, Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia. All programmes are accredited by OCN London.


Upcoming Programmes:

Dementia Pathfinders will be offering the Awards at Levels 2 and 3 on the open course programme. To register your interest please email info@dementiapathfinders.org


Further Information

The Awards at Level 2 and 3, can be commissioned by an organisation for delivery in-house to all staff working with people living with dementia.

To request further information or discussion please email info@dementiapathfinders.org