Clear, step-by-step guidance on how to attain the Health and Social Care Level 3 Dementia Care Award and Certificate with an assessment-focussed approach.
Written by a team with decades of practical experience of working in the sector, the Collins Health and Social Care Level 2 Dementia Care Award and Certificate sets out the core units by chapter in clear, easily navigable spreads - each of which is closely focused on what candidates need to know and do to pass the qualification.
Content is delivered with step-by-step guidance for the candidate with ready-to-use assessment tasks for both knowledge and work-based evidence. These are broken down into what is required for candidates to pass: what they need to know (knowledge) and what they need to do (competence). These are linked directly to getting students the number of credits they need.
There are also a number of engaging case studies to ensure that the books are rooted in real experiences of working in the health and social care sector, linking the theory to good practice.
Chapters and Units covered
1. Dementia - understanding and caring for the individual (Units 1 and 4)
2. Equality and inclusion (Units 5 and 7)
3. Communication and interaction (Units 3 and 6)
4. Medication in dementia care (Units 2 and 9)
5. Nutrition and dementia (Unit 8)
Mark Walsh is a registered nurse and teacher. Mark has taught academic and employment-based courses to health and social care, nursing and child care students in a number of further and higher education institutions. He is an experienced writer of textbook, teacher support and distance learning learning materials and has worked as a moderator, principal examiner and chair of examiners for major awarding bodies. Mark currently tutors for The Open University and provides mental health training and support for tutors and students in further and higher education. Ann Mitchell is a registered nurse and teacher with 30 years experience in the health and social care sector. Ann is an experienced practitioner and nurse tutor and currently works for The Open University as a senior lecturer and mental health lead. She has taught, assessed and written a range of health and social care courses, learning materials and texts and has a particular interest in the physical and mental health needs of Black and Minority Ethnic groups. John Rowe is a registered nurse and teacher with a wealth of practice experience gained in a variety of care settings. John has taught nursing courses at a range of universities and is currently a lecturer in mental health nursing at The Open University. John has written several courses for The Open University and is an experienced author of accessible learning materials. Elaine Millar trained and worked for many years as a general and psychiatric nurse in both child and adult fields. After spending some time working in a hostel for teenagers who were leaving care and looking after disadvantaged children from inner city Philadelphia, USA she completed a psychology degree and moved into research nursing. More recently she has combined raising a family with writing books and distance learning courses in health and social care.