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Qualifications Credit Framework (QCF) diplomas in health and social care include units that cover all aspects of dementia. These can also be studied as stand-alone units. QCF also offers a Level 2 Award Awareness of Dementia, a Level 2 Certificate Dementia Care, a Level 3 Award Awareness of Dementia, and a Level 3 Certificate Dementia Care. Click here for qualifications information at Skills for Care.

Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework on Skills for Health.

Skills for Health, Health Education England and Skills for Care have launch a comprehensive new resource to support health and social care staff and educators in England who work with people living with dementia and their carers.

To search for training providers delivering QCF qualifications in Suffolk click here. More general training is also available. To search for training providers in Suffolk click here

Skills for Care have a Care Certificate Standards booklet that sets out the 15 standards, including those for mental health, dementia and learning disability.

A series of learning resources on the hospital care of people with dementia have been developed in collaboration with the clinical team expert in dementia care at Nottingham Universities Hospitals (NUH) and family carers of people with dementia.  The work has been funded by the Alzheimer’s Society. The three units are 1. Dementia and Cognitive Loss  2. Person-Centred Dementia Care and 3. Communication.

Scils stands for Social Care Information and Learning Services. There are a wide range of learning materials on the SCILS website to support professionals. The Suffolk Brokerage is able to offer a free subscription to this service. Call the Brokerage on 01449 720400 for the login code. Then click on Scils here to login in and access the useful training material.

e-Learning for Healthcare is an e learning programme providing national online training content for the healthcare professional.

Skills for Health free online dementia training is available here.