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270.00 Suggested Duration: 16 weeks
Level: 2
Format: Paper
Awarding Organisation: NCFE
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Diabetes Care in Children and Young People

Course Description

Diabetes in Children and Young People

This distance learning Diabetes in Children and Young People programme has been written for people who are involved in the care sector and is aimed to give all staff, supervisors and managers the essential knowledge needed to offer the very best professional approach to the management of diabetes.

Diabetes is a serious health condition where the amount of blood glucose in the body is much higher than its requirements.  Consequently, the body cannot use it as efficiently as it should do.  This is due to the pancreas - a small organ that is situated behind the stomach, either not producing any insulin or it doesn’t produce enough insulin - this all depends on the type of diabetes a person has.  Fundamentally, there are two types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2.  It is a common degenerative health problem for people all over the world, both male and female.

Although diabetic symptoms and the conditions that are associated with diabetes can be treated to a certain extent, unfortunately there is as yet no known cure.  It is crucial to spot the symptoms of diabetes sooner rather than later.  This is to prevent any of the many serious complications associated with the condition developing, or progressing further, in service users that already have some of the serious problems linked to diabetes.


Previous Knowledge Required

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this Diabetes in Children and Young People course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Diabetes in Children and Young People and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration, with full tutor support.



You will receive the Diabetes in Children and Young People course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by mail and email.

Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that 12 month unlimited support is available for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.



The NCFE Diabetes in Children and Young People certificate is gained by successfully completing a series of assignments together with an end of course multi-choice questionnaire.



  • Module 1 The Nature of Type 1 Diabetes
  • Module 2 Identification of Young People with Diabetes
  • Module 3 Understanding Medication
  • Module 4 Complications of Diabetes
  • Module 5 Diet and Lifestyle Changes
  • Module 6 Living with Diabetes
  • Module 7 Growing Up With Diabetes
  • Module 8 Diabetic Emergencies
  • Module 9 Pregnancy


Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Level 2 NCFE certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to Level 2 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.


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270.00 Suggested Duration: 16 weeks
Level: 2
Format: Paper
Awarding Organisation: NCFE

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