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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes This qualification aims to provide the learner with an understanding of the different types of diabetes and how these occur. The learners will also develop awareness of how the onset of Type 2 diabetes can be delayed with lifestyle changes. Through the course, learners will also develop an understanding of diabetes diagnosis, initial care, ongoing care and the treatment of diabetes used to control blood sugar levels. This qualification will allow learners to build up achievements in a way which is appropriate and meaningful. Course information • A blended or distance learning programme • Flexible learning – candidates complete the programme within agreed time scales • Fully supported by The Skills Network in partnership with our network of Further Education colleges • Simple enrolment and induction procedure • Receive a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification upon completion • NO course fees – fully funded by the college (subject to terms and conditions – See ‘Course Costs’ overleaf). Tutor support Our team of highly qualified tutors are available to support all learners throughout their programme of study with robust feedback, advice and guidance. Connecting people…developing skills Completing the Course Each candidate will receive their own learning pack which includes two learning resources/information booklets and two paper-based assessments. Candidates must complete the assessments in the agreed time scales and submit them for marking by our team of qualified tutors. Your tutor will then provide feedback, advice and guidance to help you successfully complete the course. Upon successful completion of the assessments, candidates will be awarded the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes and will then be able to progress on to other areas of study. Course Content Upon enrolment each candidate will receive a learning resource/information pack which covers the following: Part A Unit 1: Understand diabetes The learner will: • Understand the function of glucose in the blood • Understand the function of insulin in the blood • Understand the different forms and causes of diabetes • Know the risk factors for developing Type 2 diabetes • Understand how diabetes is confirmed Unit 2: Prevention and early intervention of Type 2 diabetes The learner will: • Understand factors relating to the prevention of Type 2 diabetes • Understand how diet, exercise and lifestyle affect Type 2 diabetes Part B Unit 3: Understanding the initial care of diabetes The learner will: • Understand the social impact of diabetes • Understand how to work with individuals to manage diabetes • Know how diabetes is monitored Unit 4: Understanding the treatment and management of diabetes The learner will: • Understand how diabetes is treated • Know the treatment for hypoglycaemia • Know the treatment for hyperglycaemia • Recognise the complications resulting from diabetes • Know ways of preventing and detecting complications Candidate Application Candidates can apply to undertake this course by registering their interest with their employer (e.g. their line manager, training and development or personnel department). Employers can then register candidates by completing a standard Candidate Application Form (terms and conditions apply). Applicants will then be required to attend a group induction session at their place of work at a time to be agreed. Course Costs There are no fees for this course as the college has secured funding and has agreed to waive all fees. Therefore, there is no charge to either you (the employer) or you (the candidate).** Please note that when a candidate enrols on this course they will be expected to complete the programme of study within the allocated time scales. Should a candidate not complete the course in full, they will be required to pay a fee to cover registration, administration fees and learning material costs. Funded places are subject to availability and are subject to the terms and conditions of the college delivering the course. Contact Us To register applicants, or for more information, please contact us on: T: 0113 887 8349 E: **This information is correct at time of publication and may be subject to change. The Skills Network reserves the right to impose fees at the request of partner colleges. Details of any related fees will be presented and agreed with candidates and employers prior to enrolment if applicable.