Promoting Excellence in Dementia Skilled Practice (PDA)

Dundee and Angus College


Off Campus


This award is designed to improve professional practice allowing learners to advance their knowledge using theoretical underpinnings and practical application to support people with dementia, their families and carers.

The units explore stages of the disease and the importance of promoting the rights, health and wellbeing of people with dementia.

The award will allow opportunity to enhance the learner’s knowledge of legislation and policies and to demonstrate methods to support individuals and their families including the use of digital resources.

Entry Requirements

All applicants having experience within health or social care environments would be considered although it is recommended that learners have studied at SCQF level 5.

Progression Routes

SVQ 3 Social Services and Healthcare, SVQ Health Care Support Clinical or Non Clinical level 3, HNC Care and Administrative Practice, or HNC Social Services.

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (work based)

Course Length

Contact institution


Health and Social Care

SCQF Level