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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes


This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

In the UK alone, 3.2 million people are diagnosed with diabetes and an estimated 630,000 people have the condition but don't know it. However, simple lifestyle measures can be effective in preventing or delaying the onset of this chronic, debilitating and often deadly disease. This course will provide learners with a detailed understanding of various forms and causes of diabetes, prevention and early intervention techniques and treatment and management of diabetes. This course is suitable for those looking to pursue a career in health care or those already employed in this sector who are looking to improve their knowledge.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course has flexible start dates throughout the year.

The flexibility of the course allows you to learn at your own pace and is estimated to take up to 105 study hours to complete.

What will I study?

You will gain a detailed understanding of diabetes from identifying early signs of diabetes to effective management of the condition.

Units covered include:

  • Understand diabetes
  • Prevention and early intervention of Type 2 diabetes
  • Understand the initial care of diabetes
  • Understand the treatment and management of diabetes

How is it assessed?

This is an online distance learning course which is assessed through a series of online assessments.

Full tutor support will be provided by the College throughout the course and you will be able to contact your tutor via telephone and email.

You will complete the course on an interactive, online learning platform and upon successful completion you will be awarded with a nationally recognised qualification and a certificate of achievement by CACHE NCFE.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

No previous qualifications are necessary, although some basic computer skills are required.

This course is suitable for anyone who is already working or looking to secure a role in this industry or those wishing to progress onto further education.

What are the course fees?

Our distance learning courses are free to those who meet certain eligibility criteria*.

To be eligible for funding you must be:

  • A UK resident
  • Aged 19 or over (those aged 19-23 must have already achieved at least a full level 2 qualification)

*The college will carry out a simple funding assessment to check eligibility.

Please note, there will be a charge of £90 if you do not complete the course.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

This course provides fantastic progression on to further distance learning courses depending on your career aims, such as the level 2 Principles of Care Planning or the level 2 Common Health Conditions qualifications.

Take a look at our full range of distance learning courses here.

I'm interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

Ref: Mark Carragher/Claire Walsh

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