Care and Management of Diabetes

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes

Learn the best practices and approaches in aiding young people and children who are affected by diabetes.

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Overview

Working in healthcare and looking for the next step? Our Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes course has been specially developed to expand your knowledge and help make a positive difference in those lives affected by diabetes.

Why the study of diabetes care and management is important

Did you know the UK is one of the worst-performing countries in supporting effective diabetes management? With an estimated 2.9 million people in the U.K suffering from this disease and a predicted 630,000 of the population unaware they have it. We see education’s role as an open window to hope in battling this ongoing crisis, allowing you to play your part, support those in need and empower you to make a real difference.

Care & Management of Diabetes Level 3 – what you’ll learn

In this Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes course, you will gain an understanding of:

  • What diabetes is and how it can be recognised
  • Treatment and medication
  • Complications that may arise, how to monitor health/nutrition and its impact on lifestyle and diet
  • Living with diabetes and the support available

What you'll learn

Unit 1 - Understanding Diabetes

This opening section of the course will help you grasp the difference between Type1, Type 2, and Monogenic and Mitochondrial diabetes. It will highlight environmental and hereditary factors to take into account and you’ll learn to recognise signs and symptoms of the disease particularly in young people and children. There will be a focus on how the pancreas works in reaction to Type 1 Diabetes, why it’s considered an autoimmune disease and an understanding of key terms such as hypoglycaemia, hyperglycaemia, glucose and insulin.

Unit 2 - Diabetes in Context

Compliment your base knowledge with insights into common treatment methods for managing Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes through medication. Explore the 5 main types of insulin:

  • rapid-acting
  • short-acting
  • long-acting
  • intermediate-acting
  • mixed insulin

Learn the different ways insulin is manufactured and touch upon the nutritional requirements best suited for those affected.

Unit 3 - Management of Diabetes

Here you’ll be introduced to the complications which can arise from Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. This will present long term complications, acute complications and detail Diabetic Ketoacidosis.

  • rapid-acting
  • short-acting
  • long-acting
  • intermediate-acting
  • mixed insulin

You will also learn the role diet and lifestyle plays in children and young people affected.

Unit 4 - Diabetes Management

In this unit, you’ll come full circle rounding off the understanding gained in the previous sections by looking at the effect of living with diabetes, the different levels of support available for those affected and how to help manage Diabetes through diet and lifestyle.

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CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector.

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Course Outcome

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive the following qualification: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of DiabetesShortlist for approval. This means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to Level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

NCFE CACHE has been developing courses in the childcare, education and healthcare sectors since 1945 and is one of the most reputable awarding bodies for qualifications in the UK and overseas. Practitioners working in these areas are much more employable having gained NCFE CACHE certification and many employers specifically ask for their qualifications when taking on members of staff.

How is this course assessed or examined?

The assessment methods of this course require a portfolio of evidence. This qualification is internally assessed and externally quality assured.

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. 

This is a regulated qualification that is internally assessed and externally quality assured. Staff involved in the assessment and of this qualification are able to demonstrate that they have the relevant occupational knowledge and competence, at the same level or higher as the units being evaluated.

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. There is a minimum study age of 16.

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How long is a health and social care course?

You have up to twelve months to complete one of our online health and social care courses. With that said, we’ve found that our students gain their chosen qualification in a much shorter time thanks to our award-winning learning materials and one-to-one tutor support. This means that you could put your learning into practice and secure a new job in health and social care very quickly.

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How does studying for a health and social care course online work?

Online health and social care courses allow adults to retrain around their jobs and other commitments while being fully supported by the help of a personal, distance learning tutor. Choosing to study health and social care online gives you flexibility and freedom that you may struggle to receive from a traditional educational provider.

You’re given a deadline to complete the course, but the rest is up to you. You can study whenever you like, whether it’s on a bus or in the middle of the night. The power is in your hands.

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What is a health and social care course?

Health and social care is an umbrella term for courses that focus on helping others. Just some of the subjects that fall under this remit include retirement planning, diabetes care in children and young people, and mindfulness.

This means that once you’re qualified in general health and social care, your career can evolve as your interests do. You can practice a specific specialism and then pivot to another when and if you feel that you want to do something different but don’t want to retrain entirely. You really can carve your own health and social care career path.

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Why study one of our health and social care courses?

When you enrol with us, you’ll be embarking on a rewarding, enriching journey at a pace that suits you. Our distance learning courses are designed to be tackled anywhere and anytime. Plus, with our award-winning course materials and unlimited tutor support, we’ll be there with you every step of the way.

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Why is health and social care important?

While all roles differ, those working in health and social care provide an invaluable service to people within the community. They often offer support – either emotional, physical, or social – that allows people in need to continue to live a normal and fulfilling life. Some roles also help protect vulnerable members of society from abuse.

Health and social care is a varied, interesting and incredibly rewarding career path that can involve working with the very young through to the very old, while helping those in need navigate a diverse range of situations.

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