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Overview

Framework:
RQF
Level:
Level 3
Unit No:
F/601/4686
Credits:
4
Guided learning hours:
31 hours

Assessment Guidance

This unit needs to be assessed in line with the Skills for Care and Development QCF Assessment Principles
LOs 3 and 4 must be assessed in a real work environment

Aim

This unit provides knowledge, understanding and skills for those who provide care or support to individuals with dementia in a wide range of settings. The unit introduces the concepts of equality, diversity and inclusion that are fundamental to person-centred care practice.

Unit Learning Outcomes

1

Understand that each individual’s experience of dementia is unique.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1

    Explain why it is important to recognise and respect an individual’s heritage.

  • 1.2

    Compare the experience of dementia for an individual who has acquired it as an older person with the experience of an individual who has acquired it as a younger person.

  • 1.3

    Describe how the experience of dementia may be different for individuals

    • who have a learning disability

    • who are from different ethnic backgrounds

    • who are at the end of life.

  • 1.4

    Describe how the experience of an individual’s dementia may impact on carers.


2

Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion in dementia care and support.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1

    Describe how current legislation, government policy and agreed ways of working support inclusive practice for dementia care and support.

  • 2.2

    Describe the ways in which an individual with dementia may be subjected to discrimination and oppression.

  • 2.3

    Explain the potential impact of discrimination on an individual with dementia.

  • 2.4

    Analyse how diversity, equality and inclusion are addressed in dementia care and support.


3

Be able to work in a person centred manner to ensure inclusivity of the individual with dementia.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1

    Demonstrate how to identify an individual’s uniqueness.

  • 3.2

    Demonstrate how to use life experiences and circumstances of an individual who has dementia to ensure their inclusion.

  • 3.3

    Demonstrate practical ways of helping an individual with dementia to maintain their dignity.

  • 3.4

    Demonstrate how to engage and include an individual with dementia in daily life.


4

Be able to work with others to encourage support for diversity and equality.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1

    Work with others to promote diversity and equality for individuals with dementia.

  • 4.2

    Demonstrate how to share the individual’s preferences and interests with others.

  • 4.3

    Explain how to challenge discrimination and oppressive practice of others when working with an individual with dementia.


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