- Course Code: DL103
- Duration: 1 academic year
- Validated by: NCFE
- Study mode: Full Time
The purpose of this qualification is to increase learners’ awareness and understanding
of diabetes. By completing the qualification, learners will develop in-depth knowledge of
diabetes which could support progression onto appropriate qualifications, and into relevant
employment, in the health and social care sector.
- What will I study?
The objectives of this qualification are to gain knowledge and understanding of diabetes, including:
- the types, causes, signs and symptoms of diabetes
- anatomy and physiology
- the impact of diabetes on individuals, others and society
- the treatment and management of diabetes
- common complications of diabetes.
The course will cover the following units
- Understand diabetes
- Diabetes in context
- Understand the treatment and management of diabetes
- Understand the complications of diabetes
- Entry Requirements
There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification, however,
learners may find it helpful if they have already achieved a Level 2 qualification in a related
Learners must be at least 16 years old.
- How will I be assessed?
This qualification is assessed via an internally assessed portfolio of evidence.
- What can I do next?
By completing the qualification, learners will develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of diabetes, which could
support progression onto appropriate qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care sector.
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:
• Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
• Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support
• Access to HE Diploma (Health)
• Access to HE Diploma (Health and Social Care Professions)
• Access to HE Diploma (Nursing and Healthcare Professions).
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