Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes

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.

Benefits of the Course

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Improve your understanding of the various forms and causes of diabetes
  • Evidence your competency to employers
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college
  • Create better preventative care by being able to identify early signs of diabetes

Course Content 

  • Understanding diabetes
  • Prevention and early intervention of type 2 diabetes
  • Understanding the initial care of diabetes
  • Understanding the treatment and management of diabetes

Assessment Methods

Online e-learning materials and written assessments.


Course Duration

We expect this course to take around 6-12 weeks to complete.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to take part in our SSW training you must:

  • Be 16+
  • Be employed
  • Have lived in the EU for the last three years

Progression Options

Upon completion of this qualification, you could go on to complete:

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