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Level 2 Certificate in


This qualification aims to:

  • provide an understanding of the different types of diabetes and how they can occur

  • develop awareness of how the onset of Type 2 diabetes can be delayed with lifestyle changes

  • develop understanding of diabetes diagnosis and initial care

  • develop understanding of on-going care and treatment of diabetes to control blood sugar levels.

The objectives of this qualification are to:

  • give learners working, or intending to work, in healthcare and social care knowledge and understanding of diabetes to support their role in the workplace

  • enable learners to progress to other qualifications in this subject area, or within the wider area of health and social care.

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes, learners are required to successfully complete 4 mandatory units:

  • Understanding diabetes

  • Prevention and early intervention of Type 2 diabetes

  • Understanding the initial care of diabetes

  • Understanding the treatment and management of diabetes.

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England

  • Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

  • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes.