Diabetes Care

This course provides a great starting point in understanding a widespread condition becoming increasingly prevalent within the UK.

Learning outcomes

  • Gain an understanding of this widespread condition and gain a nationally accredited qualification
  • Discover more about the biology behind diabetic requirements, reactions and symptoms
  • Equip yourself with invaluable knowledge to increase your awareness of different types of diabetes
  • Learn vital skills to help people manage and treat their diabetes
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  • FREE online course
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  • Course duration
    11 weeks
  • Recommended study
    10 hours per week
  • Study requirements
    No existing qualification required
  • Success rates
    94% of our learners pass
  • First-class support
    Online and by phone
  • Assessments
    4 to pass
  • Qualification
    Nationally accredited Level 2 qualification

Who is this course for?

This course would be beneficial to those who are looking to equip themselves with invaluable knowledge to increase their awareness of different types of diabetes and learn vital skills to help people manage and treat their diabetes.

Course details

Each unit contains an assessment to demonstrate your knowledge of each subject area. Once you successfully complete all units you will achieve a Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes.

Unit 1: Understand Diabetes

Your learning goals:

  • The function of glucose in the blood
  • The function of insulin in the blood
  • Different forms and causes of diabetes
  • The risk factors for developing Type 2 diabetes
  • How diabetes is confirmed.
  • Assessment
    Unit 1 Assessment
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Unit 2: Prevention and early intervention of Type 2 diabetes

Your learning goals:

  • Factors relating to the prevention of Type 2 diabetes
  • How diet, exercise and lifestyle affect Type 2 diabetes.
  • Assessment
    Unit 2 Assessment
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Unit 3: Understand the initial care of diabetes

Your learning goals:

  • The social impact of diabetes
  • How to work with individuals to manage diabetes
  • How diabetes is monitored.
  • Assessment
    Unit 3 Assessment
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Unit 4: Understand the treatment and management of diabetes

Your learning goals:

  • How diabetes is treated
  • The treatment for hypoglycaemia
  • The treatment for hyperglycaemia
  • Complications that can occur as a result of having diabetes
  • Ways to prevent or detect complications associated with diabetes.
  • Assessment
    Unit 4 Assessment
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Can I study for free?

Free places are available to anyone who meets the criteria below.

  • Living in England
  • Aged 19 or over from the 31 August 2021 (born before 01 September 2002)
  • A citizen of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) and a resident in the EEA for the last 3 years
  • Not in receipt of any other government-funded training.

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You may also qualify if you're:

  • Employed and in receipt of a low wage
  • A non-EEA citizen with permission by UK government to live in the UK which is not for educational purposes, and lived in England for at least 3 years
  • A family member of an EU national
  • A refugee
  • Asylum Seeker.

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