Diabetes Care Level 2

Online FREE course enabling you to manage and treat diabetes



Study method
Online, self-paced
11 weeks
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes (QCF)
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This course provides a great starting point in understanding a widespread condition becoming increasingly prevalent within the UK.

  • Gain an understanding of this widespread condition and gain a nationally accredited qualification
  • Discover more about the biology behind diabetic requirements, reactions and symptoms
  • Equip yourself with invaluable knowledge to increase your awareness of different types of diabetes
  • Learn vital skills to help people manage and treat their diabetes


Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes (QCF)
Regulated by Ofqual


Each unit contains an assessment to demonstrate your knowledge of each subject area. Once you successfully complete all units you will achieve a Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes.

Unit 1: Understand Diabetes

Your learning goals:

  • The function of glucose in the blood
  • The function of insulin in the blood
  • Different forms and causes of diabetes
  • The risk factors for developing Type 2 diabetes
  • How diabetes is confirmed.

Unit 2: Prevention and early intervention of Type 2 diabetes

Your learning goals:

  • Factors relating to the prevention of Type 2 diabetes
  • How diet, exercise and lifestyle affect Type 2 diabetes.

Unit 3: Understand the initial care of diabetes

Your learning goals:

  • The social impact of diabetes
  • How to work with individuals to manage diabetes
  • How diabetes is monitored.

Unit 4: Understand the treatment and management of diabetes

Your learning goals:

  • How diabetes is treated
  • The treatment for hypoglycaemia
  • The treatment for hyperglycaemia
  • Complications that can occur as a result of having diabetes
  • Ways to prevent or detect complications associated with diabetes.

Who is this course for?

A comprehensive training package to gain understanding of diabetes and up-skill healthcare professionals to provide high levels of diabetes care.


To be eligible for a free place you must be:

  • 19 or over at the start of the current academic year 31st August
  • resident of England only and not Northern Ireland
  • UK or EU resident of three years or longer or outside of the EU be able to provide Visa Evidence
  • Your employment status or prior level of qualification may affect your eligibility to study with some colleges.
  • You are able to complete the course regardless if you are working or receiving benefits. If you receive benefits, you will be asked to provide evidence in the form a current award letter.

Career path

This course would be beneficial to those who are looking to equip themselves with invaluable knowledge to increase their awareness of different types of diabetes and learn vital skills to help people manage and treat their diabetes.


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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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