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Health & Social Care
Mode of study Distance Learning
Duration Please ring for details
Course code PLR2ODL021 (1819)
  • Who is it for?

    Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes will be ideal for anyone whose work may bring them into contact with people who have diabetes. This includes health-care workers, people who work with children and young people, and those employed in the uniformed services. It may also be of interest to people who have diabetes themselves.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this course. Good numeracy and literacy skills are advantageous.

  • What does the course involve

    This comprehensive learning programme explores the different types of diabetes and how they can occur, and outlines how lifestyle changes can delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes. It also provides practical guidance about diabetes diagnosis, initial and ongoing care and controlling blood-sugar levels. The course comprises four mandatory units arranged into two modules: 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

  • How is the course assessed

    To pass this qualification, learners are required to complete two formal assessments (one after each module) which are submitted to us for marking

  • Additional Notes

    This course is currently being offered free of charge. If, however, the learner withdraws early without reason, a charge may be incurred to cover the cost of the supplied materials.

  • What do I do next?

    If you are interested in enrolling or would like further information, please contact the Distance Learning Team on 01743 342355 or email We will advise you about the course, how to study, examinations and tutor support. Please note: course fees are payable at the time of your enrolment.

Nicole Milner

Nicole Milner

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
Previous school: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury

I want to become a paramedic and the work placements you do on this course have helped me get my foot in the door and start on my way to my dream career. I especially enjoy learning the psychological side of Health & Social Care.

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    Up to £20,000

  • Senior care workers

    Up to £13,000


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