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IQ Level 3 Certificate in Dementia Care (QCF)


Qualification Number 601/5738/0
Title IQ Level 3 Certificate in Dementia Care (QCF)
Category National
Sector Health & Care
Operational Start Date 23/03/2015
Operational End Date 31/12/2017
Total Units 18 Min Credit 21
Min Guided Learning Hours 143 Max Guided Learning Hours 162
Min Age From 16 Min Age To 100

Registration Fee : £60.00

This is the administrative fee that IQ charges centres to register a learner on this qualification, and NOT a training fee. All fees include registration, certification and postage (international delivery rates may apply).

Qualification Purpose

For Qualification Purpose Statement please click here

About this Qualification

The IQ Level 3 Certificate in Dementia Care is designed to help to improve the support provided for the increasing numbers of individuals diagnosed with dementia. The qualification develops knowledge and skills, therefore learners must have access to a work-based setting through working, volunteering or a work placement. The qualification supports employers to meet Care Quality Commission standards including ensuring those with dementia have opportunities for stimulation through leisure and recreational activities which suits their needs, preferences and capacities. The main objective is to support a role in the workplace.

Learners who achieve the qualification could progress to the IQ Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care, transferring credit from units that are common, and to a full advanced apprenticeship. A number of other qualifications may be suitable as CPD such as:

Level 3 Certificate in Activity Provision

Level 3 Certificate in Working in End of Life Care

Take this Qualification

If you are interested in taking this qualification and would like to find your nearest IQ centre, please give us a call on 01952 457 452 and a member of our team will be happy to help.


To achieve this qualification learners have to achieve a minimum of 21 credits: 15 credits from the four mandatory units and a minimum of six credits from the optional units.

IQ Level 3 Certificate in Dementia Care (QCF)


All units in this qualification are assessed by portfolio. Evidence for this qualification must come from the learners consistent performance in the workplace and must meet the requirements of the Skills for Care and Development QCF Assessment Principles (Appendix A located at the end of this document). Further guidance for each unit can be found in the assessment guidance relevant to each unit. All Assessment criteria of selected units must be met. to achieve the qualification.

 The units need to be assessed in line with the Skills for Care and Development QCF Assessment Principles.

 An Achievement Record for this qualification which includes the forms necessary to map and claim knowledge and competence is available to download from the IQ website.


Learner Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, learners should be able to work at level 2 or above and be proficient in the use of English Language. 

Tutor Requirements

All trainers/assessors and internal verifiers delivering this qualification must meet the requirements as per Skills for Care and Development QCF Assessment Principles (Appendix A)

Centre Requirements

Centres must be approved by IQ in order to offer this qualification.



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