Online Dementia Awareness (VTQ) Certification

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to providing care for people with Dementia.

CPD Certified Provider of Training Excellence Online Training Approved by Skills for Care

Dementia Awareness (VTQ) at a Glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 1 hour and 46 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • Certified CPD time credit conformation
  • SCORM Ready! Integrates with your LMS
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • Videos include subtitles
£24.95 + VAT

We have been recognised as an endorsed provider from Skills for Care, earning the prestigious distinction as a Centre of Excellence within training and health & social care.

Dementia Awareness has received a lot of press recently, as understanding Dementia and understanding patients needs are very important. This course is available as a video online, blended or class-based course nationally delivered usually over a half-day or can be a full day depending on your needs. 

The aims of the course are to have a wider understanding about Dementia, signs and symptoms, causes and treatment, and how to communicate to dementia patients and engage them in activities and develop strategies for intervening with challenging behaviours and communication difficulties.  

This qualification and most of the other ProTrainings qualifications are Endorsed by TQUK to show our commitment to extra levels of compliance and quality assurance.

Companies, organisations or agencies are encouraged to contact us for group discounts and information about onsite training and how our system can be used to track and monitor your staff training.

  • Care workers
  • Nurses
  • Doctors
  • Families
  • Hospital workers
  • In-home carers

This course comes with 3.0 hrs (4.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 1 hour and 46 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

For details of the contents of the online course please visit our Dementia Awareness course site.

Aim: - Assisting and Caring for People with Dementia

Outcomes: By the end of the session learners will be able to: 

1. Recognise what is Dementia?
2. Role and responsibilities in supporting an individual with Dementia
3. Discuss Dementia
4. Understand Legislation and regulations

Learning outcome 1. Recognise what is Dementia?

LO1.1 Understand the classifications of Dementia
LO1.2 Recognise signs, symptoms and condition of Alzheimer’s disease
LO1.3 Recognise signs, symptoms and condition of Vascular dementia
LO1.4 Recognise signs, symptoms and condition of Dementia with Lewy Bodies
LO1.5 Recognise signs, symptoms and condition of Fronto-Temporal Dementia (FLD)
LO1.6 Understand some of the risk factors affecting the chance of developing dementia

Learning outcome 2. Role and responsibilities in supporting an individual with Dementia

LO2.1 Understand the implications of living with Dementia
LO2.2 Recognise the skills required in caring for someone with Dementia 
LO2.3 Recognise approaches and ways of working that can help
LO2.4 Understand the importance of diet and meals
LO2.5 Understand why monitoring hearing and sight help individuals with different types of dementia.
LO2.6 Understand the importance of a healthy Body
LO2.7 Understand the support of doctors and types of medication used with dementia.
LO2.8 Understand the importance of keeping warm and maintaining their home.

Learning Outcome 3. Discuss Dementia

LO3.1 Supporting the adaptation of the Environment
LO3.2 Understand ways and approaches with Communication with Dementia
LO3.3 Provide support for Dementia and Infection Control
LO3.4 Support individuals with Dementia through the seasons
LO3.5 Understand how to support individuals while maintaining dignity and respect
LO3.6 Understand the importance of Memory Boxes.

Learning outcome 4. Understand Legislation and regulations

LO4.1 Understand the safeguarding vulnerable groups act 2006
LO4.2 Understands the Human Rights Act 1998
LO4.3 Understand discrimination and abuse

  • Dementia Interpreter Feedback Form
  • The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) web link
  • AT Dementia website link
  • Age UK Website with information on Dementia link
  • Alzheimer's Society website link
  • CQC website link
  • Cae Inspectorate Scotland website link
  • Care Information Scotland website link
  • CellAED for Life membership
  • CellAED® personal AED
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) link to the NHS website
  • Dementia Action Alliance link
  • Dementia And Oral Health - Caregiving Tips from Colgate
  • Dementia Friends information website link
  • Dementia UK website link
  • Dental care page of the Alzheimers Society website
  • Dental problems and their management in patients with dementia from the British Dental Association
  • Factsheet: Dental care and oral health from Alzheimers Society
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • Home Emergency Contact Sheet
  • Mental Capacity Act (2005) Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: England 2015-16, Official Statistics
  • NHS Choices Web link
  • NHS website on Dementia link
  • Oral Health and Dementia: Obstacles, Assessments, and Management of Patients with Dementia
  • Regulated - COVID 19 Pre-Screen Student Evaluation Form
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Skills for Care Website
  • Skills for Care Website
  • Skills for Health Website
  • The Dementia Action Alliance Website link
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Workplace Accident Book
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet
  • Woundclot - haemostatic gauze for all types of bleeding

What People are Saying

“The course was very interesting, and informative, so that I have learnt a lot more about sufferers of Dementia, Alzhiemers, Vascular Dementia, and Frontal Temporal Dementia and the differences between them; and also such a lot of information regarding the person suffering this, and how to best support and assist them effectively.”

- Angie, REMEDIAL THERAPIST from hertfordshire

“Really helpful being able to save and continue when I have the time”

- Lesley