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Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
Flexible 16 Weeks 2 Distance Learning Distance Learning Skills & Qualifications

What’s it all about?

This course is designed for learners aged 18 or over, who wish to gain an understanding of the care and management of diabetes. It is ideal for those who are already employed in a health and social care context, who wish to study the programme as part of their own continuous professional development or for those who wish to improve their understanding to increase their opportunities of finding work.

Learners wishing to undertake the certificate should be aged 18 or over. You will need to have at least a Level 1 qualification in literacy as you will be expected to write answers for assessment purposes.

If this is your first full level 2 qualification you will be asked to complete a declaration form.

The qualification aims to develop learners’ understanding of the care and management of diabetes. It provides an understanding of the different types of diabetes and how they can occur. It gives an awareness of how the onset of Type 2 diabetes can be delayed with lifestyle changes, developing an understanding of diabetes diagnosis and initial care; it gives learners an understanding of on-going care and treatment of diabetes to control blood sugar levels.

You will be allocated your own study pack and have a personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will be required to work through a series of tasks and activities designed to reinforce the learning process and demonstrate your knowledge. (This qualification is also available on-line).

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