Dementia competency framework

Dementia competency frameworkThe dementia competency framework, produced by the South West Dementia Partnership, suppports staff to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to provide high quality dementia care.

Employers can use this framework for:

  • Identifying training needs
  • Developing job descriptions
  • Commissioning, designing and delivering training
  • Informing supervision and appraisal
  • Informing service redesign
  • Demonstrating skill mix and competence within a performance framework
  • Demonstrating competence and competence levels in practice

Download the dementia competency framework PDF (420KB) | MS Word (175KB)

This dementia competency framework has built on and expanded the ‘Common Core Principles for supporting people with dementia’ which describes common core principles together with indicative behaviours that the workforce should demonstrate to show the principles have been embedded in the way they respond to the person with dementia.

This framework has been mapped where possible against suggested national occupational standards which define the competences which apply to job roles or occupations in the form of statements of performance, knowledge and the evidence required to confirm competence. They cover the key activities undertaken within the occupation in question under all the circumstances the job holder is likely to encounter.

If you are considering accreditation with your dementia education the current qualification and credit framework units for dementia are included at the back.

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