Who is it for ?
Our distance learning diabetes care training programme, Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes, is ideal for anyone whose work may bring them into contact with people who have diabetes. This includes health-care workers, people who work with children and young people, and those employed in the uniformed services. It may also be of interest to people who have diabetes themselves.
According to the World Health Organisation three million people in the UK have diabetes, a disease affecting blood-sugar levels. There are also thought to be around 850,000 people with undiagnosed diabetes. Although there is no cure for diabetes, careful care and management of the condition can help maintain blood sugar levels and control symptoms. Left untreated, diabetes can lead to a number of health problems including heart disease, stroke, nerve damage, kidney disease and eye and foot problems.
This comprehensive diabetes care training course leads to a nationally accredited diabetes qualification and so explores the different types of diabetes and how they can occur and outlines how lifestyle changes can delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes. It also provides practical guidance about diabetes diagnosis, initial and ongoing care and controlling blood-sugar levels, successful learners will be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes (RQF (QCF)) upon completion of the diabetes care training course.
The RQF (QCF) Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes comprises four mandatory units presented in two concise module workbooks:
- Unit 01: Understand diabetes (Credit value: 4) (T/505/1143)
- Unit 02: Prevention and early intervention of Type 2 diabetes (Credit value: 3) (A/505/1144)
- Unit 03: Understand the initial care of diabetes (Credit value: 4) (R/505/1148)
- Unit 04: Understand the treatment and management of diabetes (Credit value: 5) (L/505/1147)
Course delivery and assessment
This diabetes care training distance learning course comprises of activity workbooks and an assessment. Like most of our distance learning health and social care training courses the assessment will allow the learners to demonstrate achievement of all learning outcomes associated with each unit of the Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes – RQF (QCF) Level 2 and is available as a printed booklet or can be completed online.
By undertaking this recognised diabetes care training programme, learners will be able to further their own continuous professional development, demonstrates CQC compliance and may progress on to further qualifications, such as the Level 3 certificate in diabetes.
If you wish to enrol on this accredited Diabetes Care Training course then please contact us. Upon payment of the course fees you will be sent a study pack which provides all you need to complete your studies:
- Comprehensive study notes for each element of the course
- Self-assessment activities
- Tutor support information
- Assignment marking & feedback