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e-Dementia Module 1: Introduction to living with dementia & Module 2: Enabling people to live will with dementia

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Intended audience group:

Intended Audience Group
2, 3, 4, 5, All - (Intended Audience Group )
Aims and Objectives

Dementia learning is one of Skills for Care Core and Mandatory Training.  It supports:

Safe: S3
Effective: E1, E2, E4
Caring: C1, C3, C4
Responsive: R1
Well-led: W1, W2

Monitoring performance
Staff must be assessed for knowledge and competence at least annually.
Staff must be provided with learning and development opportunities when identifed or required and at least every 3 years or when a new need is identifed.

CQC fundamental standards Staffing


The e-learning programme in Dementia Care (updated with new modules in 2019) has been designed to enhance the training and education of the health and social care workforce.   It is an interactive learning resource to support the training of all health and social care staff in supporting people to live well with dementia.

The elearning sessions follow the Dementia Training Standards Framework. The Dementia Awareness session addresses tier 1 of the framework and the final session 02_13 Leadership in Transforming Dementia Care addresses tier 3; all of the other sessions address tier 2.

Module 1: Introduction to living with Dementia

Module 2: Enabling people to live better with Dementia (updated 2023)

The programme draws on a rich and diverse evidence base including personal testimony – the voice of the person living with dementia and their family carers – national and international care and services research, and professional and clinical best practice. The content reinforces the importance of dementia being everyone’s business and the importance of having a workforce that is both well-informed and supported to provide high quality, compassionate care.


Bedford Borough, BLMK, Central Bedfordshire, Luton Borough, Milton Keynes,
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Resource / Organisation
E-learning for Healthcare (e-Lft)
Training delivered by:

HS England: eLearningfor Healthcare (eLFH)

The website has a host of training material and packages, many of which are designed to be used by social care workers as well as health workers and some of which are also publicly available for individuals, carers and volunteers.

There are several ways to access this learning on eLearning for Healthcare (eLFH):

  • NHS and social care staff can set up accounts using their individual work email addresses.
  • employers can use the bulk upload service provided by ELFH to arrange accounts for each of their members of staff
  • employers can use their own existing learning management system to access to the content. This is provided via AICC links.
  • individuals with an existing OpenAthens account can use this to sign in
  • individuals can set up an account using their personal email address
  • social care organisations can refer to guidance and a video developed by Skills for Care and elfh to help with access

For further support, you can read the registering for elfh account guidance document.

The elearning for healthcare support pages provide further information and offers support via live chat Monday to Friday 9:30am to 4:30pm or email

Cost, Funded or Free