What is this course about?

This course is aimed at those who live with diabetes or for those supporting others with the condition. It provides an understanding of the different forms of diabetes, the causes, risk factors and the best ways to manage, monitor and control the condition.
Start: Available throughout the year.

How is it taught?

As you work through the learning materials, you will have the support of a knowledgeable assessor/tutor who will give you support, advice and guidance on the course content as well as providing robust feedback on the work you complete. This course consists of 2 assessments to be completed 4 weeks apart. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care & Management of Diabetes.

What else do I need to know?

You will study the following: Unit 1: Understand diabetes. The aim of this unit is to enable learners to understand 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 for type 2 diabetes. The aim of this unit is to enable learners to understand how the onset of Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed through lifestyle changes. Unit 3: Understand the initial care of diabetes. The aim of this unit is to enable learners to understand 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. The aim of this unit is to enable learners to understand the on-going care and treatment recommended to control blood glucose levels and prevent complications for people with diabetes.
Course Code

P4064-16

Weeks
  •  20 weeks
Location

Distance Learning

Fee

FREE *


Fee Code: L

These courses receive government funding, and some learners will be eligible for FREE tuition if you meet specific criteria. Some ‘L’ code courses from Level 2 upwards may also have an Advanced Learning Loan available for most learners aged 19 and over. See here for more information about the criteria for free tuition and here for Advanced Learning Loans.

* Please note that fees shown are for 1 year only. If course is longer than 1 year/38 weeks, then additional fees will apply.