L2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes

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This qualification is designed to increase understanding of the care and management of diabetes. The duration of the course is 6-12 weeks.

Course Information

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 ongoing care and treatment of diabetes to control blood sugar levels.

This is a knowledge-only qualification; therefore, work experience is not mandatory.

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Who is this course for?

This qualification is designed for a wide range of learners who wish to gain an understanding of the care and management of diabetes.

Units / Modules

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes, learners are required to successfully complete 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

There is no grading for this qualification.

Benefits / Skills

This qualification will help you get into, or progress within, employment in the healthcare or social care sectors in a variety of job roles where an understanding of the care and management of diabetes is required. You can also take this qualification to support your progression into further learning within the Health and Social Care sector.

Entry Requirements

There aren’t any specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification.

Career Progression

The primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare you to enter, or progress within, employment in the Health and Social Care sector. This qualification will provide the underpinning knowledge of diabetes, how it impacts on a person and how the condition is diagnosed, managed and monitored. Successful completion will help support a number of job roles within the Health and Social Care sector as you may be working with people who have diabetes, or may be at risk of developing diabetes, in your day-today role:

  • care assistant or worker
  • personal care assistant
  • adult social care relief team worker
  • night care assistant
  • support worker (supported living)
  • key workers in residential/domiciliary/day care settings
  • palliative care hospice worker
  • home care support worker
  • re-enablement worker
  • healthcare support service worker
  • clinical healthcare support worker
  • healthcare assistant
  • counsellor
  • bereavement support worker.

The qualification supports progression to further learning in the following areas: Horizontal progression into, for example:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care
  • Level 2 Diploma in Healthcare Support
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working with People with Mental Health Needs
  • Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities
  • Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship
  • Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship

Vertical progression into, for example:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
  • Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support
  • Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
  • Level 3 Certificate in Stroke Care Management
  • Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship
  • Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship

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Course Details

Course Code

77241-01

Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts

Trips and Opportunities

The qualification is supported by employers in the Health and Social Care sector.

Health Science & Social Care

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