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:
- 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.
- 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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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.
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.