Diabetes Care in Children and Young People

Our Diabetes Care in Children and Young People Course has been written for people involved in the care or education sector. It aims to give staff, supervisors and managers the knowledge to provide the best professional approach to diabetes care in children and young adults.

There are about 35,000 children and young people under the age of 19 with diabetes in the UK. Ninety-six percent have Type 1. Despite the UK having the fourth highest population of children and young people with diabetes in Europe, there is no standardised approach to care and the UK is one of the worst performing countries in terms of blood glucose control. The World Health Organization estimate that over 347 million people worldwide including 2.9 million people in the UK have diabetes and it is estimated that 630,000 people in the UK have the condition, but don’t know it, and did you know that treatment of diabetes costs the NHS an estimated £10 billion a year in hospital beds alone?

On this Diabetes Care in Children and Young People course you will discover:

  • What diabetes is
  • Effects of Glucose and Insulin
  • How to recognise symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
  • The side effects of diabetes
  • How to best care for different groups of people with diabetes

Develop the necessary knowledge to provide the best diabetes care to adults and children with our Level 2 course.
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Awarding body: ABC Awards
Our course ref: NH230

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Study Hours

Up to 150 hours, which is around 30 minutes per day for 9 months.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course, there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.


Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course). You can read more about ABC here. Tens of thousands of people each year further their education with an ABC award.

Additional Information
Level 2
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
Section 1
The Nature of Type 1 Diabetes
  • What is diabetes?
  • What is type 1 diabetes?
  • How the pancreas works
  • Understanding glucose
  • Understanding insulin

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

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