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3 weeks

This qualification aims to raise awareness of the issues surrounding mental health difficulties; dispel some of the myths and misconceptions frequently linked to mental health issues; develop learners’ knowledge of the rights of those with mental health issues.

  • Know the importance of a person centred approach when working with individuals with dementia.
  • Know the main causes and effects of dementia.
  • Understand the importance of effective communication for individuals with dementia.

There are no specific entry requirements for this course, you will need to pass an initial assessment to determine your English skills.

Some courses are free for eligible learners, this is shown in the course details. You may be eligible for a free course if you are:

  • Unemployed and in receipt of an income-based benefit (for example JSA, ESA or Universal Credit)
  • Employed and earning less than the low-income threshold
  • Studying for your first full Level 2 qualification on an eligible legal entitlement course
  • Aged 19-23 and studying for your first full Level 3 qualification or on an eligible legal entitlement course
  • Your eligibility for a free course will be assessed and confirmed at enrolment.
  • If you would like to discuss any aspect of fees and funding please call the Funding Team on 0161 280 8500, 0161 280 8581 or 0161 280 8689


Many of our adult learners pay for their Level 3 and above courses with an Advanced Learner Loan. If a loan is available this is indicated in the course details. It’s easy to apply, your household income isn’t taken into account and there are no credit checks. You only need to start paying back your Advanced Learner Loan when you are earning more than £25,000 per year.

Course Fee: £75.00

Please Note: We attempt to ensure that all information contained within this website is correct and up-to-date. However, some details may change as we review and update our provision. Although every effort is made to provide the teaching, examination, assessment and other services detailed on this website and in our other publications, Bury College cannot guarantee the provision of such programmes, services, facilities and fees. Bury College reserves the right to amend, withdraw, alter or amalgamate any of the courses, locations and facilities detailed within at any time. Should circumstances require such amendments, Bury College undertakes to use all reasonable steps to minimise the resultant disruption to those services and most importantly to students.

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