How is it delivered?
Alongside the learning materials, you will have the support of a knowledgeable Assessor/tutor who will give you advice and guidance on the course content as well as providing robust feedback on the work you complete.
This qualification aims to:
- Provide an understanding of the different types of diabetes and how they can occur
- Develop awareness of how the onset of Type 2 diabetes can be delayed with lifestyle changes
- Develop understanding of diabetes diagnosis and initial care
- Develop understanding of on-going care and treatment of diabetes to control blood sugar levels.
The objectives of this qualification are to:
- Give learners working, or intending to work, in healthcare and social care knowledge and understanding of diabetes to support their role in the workplace
- Enable learners to progress to other qualifications in this subject area, or within the wider area of health and social care.
This qualification consists of 4 mandatory units:
Unit 01: Understand diabetes
Unit 02: Prevention and early intervention of Type 2 diabetes
Unit 03: Understand the initial care of diabetes
Unit 04: Understand the treatment and management of diabetes
Successful completion of this course ensures that the learner has fully understood these important principles and evidences knowledge of the subject area.
Academic Level and assessment
Credit value: 16
Assessors must be satisfied that candidates have achieved all learning outcomes and assessment criteria related to the unit being assessed prior to deciding if candidates have been successful. Assessors are also responsible for supporting candidates through the assessment process.
Assessment requirements: internally assessed and externally moderated portfolio of evidence
This qualification is designed for a wide range of learners who wish to gain an understanding of the care and management of diabetes.
There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification.
Entry is at the discretion of the centre. However, learners should be 16 to undertake the qualification.
Targeted job roles
- Care workers
- Personal assistants
- Domiciliary care workers
- Community support and outreach workers
- Senior care workers in adult social care
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:
- NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines
- NCFE Level 2 and 3 Qualifications in Healthcare Support Services
- NCFE Level 2 and 3 Certificates for Working in the Health Sector
- NCFE Level 2 and 3 Diplomas in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
- NCFE Level 2 and 3 Certificates in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
- Level 3 Certificate in Working with Individuals with Diabetes