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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes


Unlike other diabetes courses, distance learning in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes is a flexible and efficient way to learn. This qualification aims to provide your employee with an in-depth understanding of the different types of diabetes and how they can occur, the initial care required after a diabetes diagnosis has been made and the on-going care and treatment of diabetes to control blood sugar levels.


Unit 1: Understand diabetes

In this unit, your employee will gain an understanding of how glucose and insulin function in the body, how different types of diabetes occur and the risk factors associated with Type 2 diabetes.

Unit 2: Prevention and early intervention of Type 2 diabetes

This unit will explore how the onset of Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed through lifestyle changes.

Unit 3: Understand the initial care of diabetes

Within this unit, your employee will develop their knowledge of how a diagnosis of diabetes can impact on an individual and how the condition can be managed and monitored.

Unit 4: Understand the treatment and management of diabetes

In this unit, your employee will explore the options for on-going care and treatment recommended to control blood glucose levels and how to prevent complications for people with diabetes.

The benefits of this course include:

  • You will see improved staff retention
  • Employees will achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification
  • Employees can learn from their own home, in their own time
  • Employees get access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
  • Employees will receive subject specialist support from a Tutor and access to a Learner Support Advisor for everyday queries
  • Funding available – speak to one of our team for more information and to see if your staff are eligible.
  • Full cost Direct debit Fully funded
    £299 Initial payment of £29.90, 3 monthly payments of £89.70 To be eligible you must:
  • Be 19 or over as of 31st August 2017
  • Have lived in the European Union for the past three years
  • Not be a current learner with The Skills Network or another provider
  • Learners must reside in England or Scotland
  • NOT have done the course of interest before.

  • Key Information

    Funding Fully Funded
    (Subject to eligibility)
    Full Cost Price £299.00
    Course Length 8-12 weeks
    average course length
    Awarding Body TQUK
    Learning Method(s)

    Online learning
    materials with
    online assessment

    Paper based
    learning materials and
    paper based assessment

    Paper based
    learning materials
    with online assessment

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