Become a trainer

Become a trainer

Why become a dementia trainer?

There are over 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK.  This figure is expected to rise to over a million by 2025.  In recognition of these statistics, a number of government initiatives have been introduced to improve the care and support of people with dementia, including the requirement for specialist training for care homes and hospitals.

These requirements mean that the industry urgently needs more specialist dementia trainers to deliver training to local care homes, hospitals, dental surgeries, GP surgeries, emergency services, day centres and many more potential clients.

Coleman Training has been delivering dementia training either directly and through the Alzheimer’s Society since 1994.  We are experts in our field and want to share that expertise with suitable candidates through the Dementia Training Academy.  Upon successful completion of the course you will receive everything you need to set up your own dementia training business, (see below).

Am I suitable?

Experience has shown us that this course is likely to be suited to a person who meets the first requirement plus one or more of the following attributes:

  • Has experienced dementia in some capacity – either a family member, friend, or professionally
  • Has a background in health and social care
  • Is an experienced trainer
  • Likes supporting and mentoring others
  • Has a confident, positive and upbeat personality

How long does it take?

Your initial training will be three days if you have a training background or five days plus home study if you are new to training. After your initial training you will receive on-going support and the opportunity to increase your portfolio and training qualifications by attending additional courses.

Where do the courses take place?

SCA Fenwick Health & Wellbeing Centre
Pikes Hill
SO43 7NG

What happens at the end of the course?

Upon successful completion of the course you will receive:

  • QCF Level 2 award in dementia awareness
  • Learner Pre-Registration Forms
  • Registration Forms
  • Health and Safety check list
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Facilitator Notes
  • Exercises
  • Film Footage
  • Learners’ workbooks
  • Learner Evaluation Forms
  • Trainer Evaluation Forms
  • Certificates

When you sign up as a member, you will also receive a pin number. This will allow you full access to the Academy Members Area, where you will be able to download updated course materials, new exercises, fact sheets and much more. You will also be able to post questions onto the members' forum and share training ideas with other members.

Course Fees

  • With training experience

    3 days (fully inclusive of examination fees, course materials, refreshments. No VAT)
    £350.00 per delegate

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  • Without training experience

    5 days plus home study (fully inclusive of Education and Training examination fee and Dementia QCF level 3 examination fee), course materials, refreshments. No VAT)
    £550.00 per delegate

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Paying by instalments

We understand that changing career can be a daunting prospect. We want to help and support you through this exciting change and are happy to discuss an installment plan to cover your training costs.


For a small monthly fee, organisations will be able to download resources, receive a completely refreshed course twice yearly to ensure material is current, fully compliant and engaging.  Legal changes or changes in policy will be distributed immediately to ensure compliance. Trainers will be entitled to join any open Training Academy course (or part) at reduced fees to maintain their skills and network with other trainers.

Membership Fee £35 per month
This includes:

    • Registration on our Associate Trainer List, making you eligible to deliver training to local clients on behalf of Coleman Training.
    • Regular updates to courses to ensure compliance
    • A wide selection of  experiential exercises and ice breakers to engage your learners
    • Additional workshops to build your portfolio at special rates
    • Access to our resource library
    • Members' forum
    • Support centre