Understanding Care and Management of Diabetes Certificate Level 2

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    14 Weeks

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    Distance Learning

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The qualifications aim is to develop your knowledge and understanding of the care and management of diabetes. It will provide you and understanding of the different types of diabetes, how they can occur, and increase your awareness of diabetes diagnosis and initial care. You will learn how Type 2 diabetes can be delayed with lifestyle changes and about on-going care and treatment of diabetes to control blood sugar levels.

Your studies will include topics such as:

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

This qualification can be used to update and continue your professional development, (CPD), and to develop knowledge/skills relevant to the occupational specialisation. It is suitable for anyone who works, or is hoping to gain employment, in this field. It is also suitable for anyone with a personal interest in this topic.

What will I do?

You will study:

  • Unit 1- Understand Diabetes
  • Unit 2 - Prevention and Early Intervention of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Unit 3 - Understanding the Initial Care of Diabetes
  • Unit 4 - Understanding the Treatment and Management of Diabetes

As this is an adult learning course, you will need to be aged be 19+ as at 31st August prior to the start of the current academic year. You will also need to have at least a Level 1 qualification in English/Literacy or equivalent, as the course requires you write your answers for assessment purposes. We can provide the opportunity to complete your Level 1 English course by following the link below:

English and Maths

We can also assess your English/Literacy level before you enrol for the Distance Learning course to see if you are currently working to this level. Please contact to request further information.

To assist in completion of this qualification, it may help to be working in, or have access to, the chosen sector. If you already have a higher-level qualification in this specialism, it may impact on your eligibility.

Distance Learning course are studied from home, work, or any location you wish via our fully online learning platform.

This course is currently being subsidised by Boston College and is therefore FREE* of charge.

We do accept that sometimes there are exceptional circumstances that prohibit you from completing these courses. If you find yourself struggling with the qualification, our support staff will always try to help you find a workable resolution. However, if you are studying a free course and choose to withdraw, you may have to pay a non-completion fee of Β£85 to cover the administration costs, materials and registration fees.

*subject to eligibility.

You will be allocated your own study pack, (online or paper-based), and will be supported by a personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will work through a series of tasks and activities to assist in gaining the qualification. There will be written assessments related to the content.

Successful completion of the course will lead to a better understanding of the subject, which may improve your career prospects. You could also progress onto other qualifications in this field, or further Distance Learning courses to continue your CPD.

Other Distance Learning courses that may be of interest are:

  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Mental Health Care Worker
  • Level 2 Certificate in Caring for the Elderly
  • Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care
  • Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
  • Level 2 Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Difficulties
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Other options for further study are:

  • HE Qualification
  • Apprenticeships
  • Adult Learning Courses

How to Apply.

Applying for a course is easy, just click β€˜Apply for this course’ below.

Alternatively for more information on this course, please call our Information Line on 01205 313218

You can download our course guide