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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes

Course overview

There is an emerging global epidemic of diabetes. In the UK alone, 3.2 million people are diagnosed with the disease and an estimated 630,000 people have the condition but don’t know it. It is believed that deaths from diabetes will rise by more than 50% in the next ten years.

Simple lifestyle measures can be effective in preventing or delaying the onset of this chronic, debilitating and often deadly disease.

Learning Aim

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.

Learning outcomes

A statement of what a learner will know, understand or be able to do as a result of a process of learning. As well as achieve a NCFE CACHE LEVEL 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes which is an nationally accredited and recognised qualification.

Course content unit 1

This unit contains three sections:
Section 1: Understand diabetes
Section 2: Prevention and early intervention of type 2 diabetes
Section 3: Extensiuon activites

Course content unit 2

This unit contains three sections:
Section 1: Understand the initial care of diabetes
Section 2: Understand the treatment and management of diabetes
Section 3: Extension activities

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Delivery method

Online or Paper-based

Assessment method

Portfolio of evidence which is marked via an assigned tutor. Assessing knowledge/understanding. All units must be assessed in line with the Assessment Strategy.

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