Skills for Care has released details of £2.4 million of enhanced funding for the completion of accredited dementia qualifications.

The Workforce Development Dementia Fund is designed to support the delivery of a national learning and development programme for the adult social care workforce supporting people with dementia.

Under current Workforce Development Funding, Skills for Care pay £15.00 per credit for completed units and will now also pay an additional £200.00 per QCF Award and £300.00 per QCF certificate (source www.skillsforcare.org.uk July 26 2012).

The list of eligable units and qualifications are listed below along with links to those currently available within Care Academy.

Workforce Development Dementia Fund 2012-13 acceptable units that are eligible

Unit number Unit Level Credit
ACT 201 Understand activity provision within social care 2 2
ACT 202 Understand the benefits of engaging in activities in social care 2 2
ACT 204 Understand the delivery of activities in social care 2 2
ACT 206 Therapeutic approaches for activity provision in social care 2 2
ACT 207 Community involvement in activity provision 3 3
ACT 208 Understanding the benefits of reminiscence as an activity 2 2
ACT 301 Coordination of activity provision in social care 3 5
ACT 304 Understand the effects of ageing in activity provision 3 2
ACT 305 Activity provision in dementia care 3 3
ACT 306 Specialist activity provision in social care 3 2
ACT 307 Equality and diversity in activity provision 3 3
ADVO 301 Purpose and principles of independent advocacy 3 4
ADVO 305 Providing Independent Mental Capacity advocacy 4 12
CMH 301 Understand mental well being and mental health promotion 3 3
CMH 302 Understand mental health problems 3 3
DEM 201 Dementia awareness 2 2
DEM 202 The person centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia 2 2
DEM 204 Understand and implement a person centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia 2 3
DEM 205 Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia 2 2
DEM 207 Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care 2 2
DEM 209 Equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care practice 2 3
DEM 210 Understand and enable interaction and communication with individuals with dementia 2 3
DEM 211 Approaches to enable rights and choices for individuals with dementia whilst minimising risks 2 3
DEM 301 Understand the process and experience of dementia 3 3
DEM 302 Understand and meet the nutritional requirements of individuals with dementia 3 3
DEM 304 Enable rights and choices of individuals whilst minimising risk 3 4
DEM 305 Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person centred approach 3 2
DEM 308 Understand the role of communication and interactions with individuals who have dementia 3 3
DEM 310 Understand the diversity of individuals with dementia and the importance of inclusion 3 3
DEM 312 Understand and enable interaction and communication with individuals who have dementia 3 4
DEM 313 Equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care practice 3 4
  Lead and manage dementia care (available from Sept 2012) 5 6
EOL 201 Awareness of working in end of life care 2 3
EOL 301 Understanding how to support individuals at end of life 3 3
EOL 302 Managing symptoms in end of life care 3 3
EOL 303 Understand advance care planning 3 3
EOL 304 Support the spiritual well being of individuals 3 3
EOL 305 Support individuals with loss and grief before death 3 2
EOL 306 Support individuals during the last days of life 3 5
EOL 307 Understand how to support individuals during the last days of end of life 3 3
EOL 308 End of life and dementia care 3 2
EOL 501 Lead and manage end of life care services 5 7
EOL 502 Lead a service that supports individuals through significant life events 5 4
HSC 2001 Provide support for therapy sessions 2 2
HSC 2003 Provide support to manage pain and discomfort 2 2
HSC 2012 Support individuals who are distressed 2 3
HSC 2022 Contribute to the care of a deceased person 2 3
HSC 2023 Contribute to supporting group care activities 2 3
HSC 2025 Support individuals undergoing healthcare activities 2 3
HSC 2031 Contribute to support of positive risk taking for individuals 2 3
HSC 3002 Provide support to continue recommended therapies 3 3
HSC 3008 Implement therapeutic group activities 3 4
HSC 3020 Facilitate person centred assessment, planning, implementation and review 3 6
HSC 3029 Support individuals with specific communication needs 3 5
HSC 3033 Support individuals during a period of change 3 4
HSC 3035 Support individuals who are bereaved 3 4
HSC 3047 Support use of medication in social care settings 3 5
HSC 3048 Support individuals at the end of life 3 7
HSC 3057 Work with families, carers and individuals during times of crisis 4 5
HSC 3062 Interact with and support individuals using telecommunications 3 5
HSC 3066 Support positive risk taking for individuals 3 4
LD 201 Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities 2 4
LD 202 Support person centred thinking and planning 2 5
LD 302 Support person centred thinking and planning 3 5
LD 305 Understand positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities 3 3
MH 201 Understanding assisting and moving individuals 2 2
PD OP 2.1 Understand physical disability 2 2
PD OP 3.1 Understand physical disability 3 3
SS MU 2.1 Introductory awareness of sensory loss 2 2
SS MU 3.1 Understand sensory loss 3 3
SS OP 2.1 Introductory awareness of models of disability 2 2
SS OP 2.4 Contribute to supporting individuals in the use of assistive technology 2 3
SS OP 3.1 Understand models of disability 3 3
SS OP 3.4 Support individuals in the use of assistive technology 4 4

Qualifications funded with enhanced payments

Activity provision qualifications

Level Qualification title Minimum credits Unit funding* Enhanced payment Total funding
Level 2 Award Supporting activity provision in social care 8 £120 £200 £320
Level 3 Certificate Activity provision in social care 18 £270 £300 £570

Dementia qualifications

Level and type Qualification title Minimum credits Unit funding* Enhanced payment Total funding
Level 2 Award Awareness of dementia 8 £120 £200 £320
Level 2 Certificate Dementia care 18 £270 £300 £570
Level 3 Award Awareness of dementia 11 £165 £200 £365
Level 3 Certificate Dementia care 21 £315 £300 £615
Level 2 Diploma Health and social care (adults) England – dementia pathway only 46 £690 £200 £890
Level 3 Diploma Health and social care (adults) England – dementia pathway only 58 £870 £200 £1070
Level 5
unit
Lead and manage dementia care (optional unit of Level 5 diploma, available from September 2012) 6 £90 £30 £120

End of life qualifications

Level Qualification title Minimum credits Unit funding* Enhanced payment Total funding
Level 2 Award Awareness of end of life care 3 £45 £200 £245
Level 3 Award Awareness of end of life care 10 £150 £200 £350
Level 3 Certificate Working in end of life care 26 £390 £300 £690
Level 5 Certificate Leading and managing services to support end of life and significant life events 17 £255 £300 £555

*Unit funding is calculated by multiplying the minimum number of credits for each qualification by £15. The amount of unit funding is variable depending on the units selected for each qualification.