Course description

Do you help someone who is living with dementia, and want to know how you can support and communicate with them? Would you like to know more about the causes of dementia? This course will help you to apply positive communication and a person-centred approach to support an individual. You will be introduced to the most common causes of dementia, including their potential signs and symptoms; as well as how damage to different parts of the brain can cause certain behaviours and personality changes.   

What can this course lead to?

This course will introduce you to dementia and how this can affect both the individuals and their loved one’s lives. It will support you to progress onto further short courses or qualifications. Our Student Support Services team will work with you to design a personalised learning journey based on your needs and aspirations. 

Want to learn more?

You can find out more about Northern College and the courses on offer at one of our Open Events.


Northern College, Yorkshire

Course session dates

Session dates for 3 October 2022 - 4 October 2022

  • Monday 03 Oct 2022 to Tuesday 04 Oct 2022

Course fees and funding support


* This course is fully funded for eligible students.

If you are not eligible, there will be a cost of £25.00 plus an additional fee if you choose to stay over. The vast majority of students are eligible to study for free and we will confirm when you apply.