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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes

Key course information

Health and Social Care


16 weeks

Part time

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Course Overview

During this course you will be required to successfully complete 4 mandatory units:- Understanding diabetes - Prevention and early intervention of Type 2 diabetes - Understand the initial care of diabetes - Understand the treatment and management of diabetes.You must successfully demonstrate your achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the units. If you are unsuccessful you will get another chance to resubmit work within the registration period.You will need to create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates your understanding of each unit.

What will I learn?

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 you the knowledge and understanding of diabetes to support your role in the workplace within the healthcare and social care industry, whether you’re intending to work, in healthcare and social care knowledge and understanding of diabetes to support their role in the workplace.
- Enable you to progress to other qualifications in this subject area, or within the wider area of health and social care.

Entry Requirements

• Learners must be aged 19 years or over as at the start of the academic year (31st August).
• Must have lived in the UK or EU for the last three years.
• Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside of the Mayor or London, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley, West Midlands and the North of Tyne Combined Authority NTCA.
• If aged 19-23, must hold a full Level 2 qualification or above in any subject (e.g., QCF Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or three AS Levels, CSE grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ Intermediate, First Diploma, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2).
• If aged 24+ no qualifications are required.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

- This is a distance learning course. This means learners do not have to attend college for lessons or sessions with a lecturer.
- You are given a personal log in to e-assessor, where you will submit your work for each unit.
- You will have 4 months to complete this course.

Additional Costs and Information

• This course is free however, we do have a £130 withdrawal charge if learners do not complete.
• Learners can only complete one NCFE course at a time.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:- NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication. - NCFE Level 2 and 3 Qualifications in Healthcare Support Services. - NCFE Level 2 and 3 Certificates for Working in the Health Sector. - NCFE Level 2 and 3 Diplomas in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England. - NCFE Level 2 and 3 Certificates in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care. - Level 3 Certificate in Working with Individuals with Diabetes.

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