This framework published by Skills for Health, Health Education England and Skills for Care sets out the essential skills and knowledge necessary for all staff involved in dementia care.
The framework describes the core outcomes for dementia education and training including raising dementia awareness, knowledge and skills for those that have regular contact with people affected by dementia and knowledge and skills for those in leadership roles. It includes expected learning outcomes for training delivery, key policy and legal references and is aligned to related national occupational standards.
The framework will enable organisations to:
- standardise the interpretation of dementia education and training
- guide the focus and aims of dementia education and training delivery through key learning outcomes
- ensure the educational relevance of dementia training, and
- improve the quality and consistency of education and training provision.
The framework will also serve as a medium through which education and training can be measured in terms of positive outcomes for people living with dementia, their families and carers.
Knowledge and Innovation Partnerships have produced a mind map to support engagement with and take up of the dementia core skills education and training framework. As shown below the mind map offers a birds eye view of the entire framework.