Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes


Around 4 million people in the UK have been diagnosed with diabetes (WHO).  There are also thought to be around 850,000 people with undiagnosed diabetes. Although there is no cure for diabetes, careful management of the condition can help maintain blood sugar levels and control symptoms.

This course helps learners apply good practice relating to the care and management of diabetes, giving them confidence in their work.  Furthermore, as diabetes is prevalent in our society and current trends suggest more and more people will become diabetic in the coming years, the practical understanding that learners will acquire from this programme will be useful throughout their working and personal lives.

This course comprises of 4 mandatory units, which are presented in two concise modular workbooks, together with all assessments.

Course code





It will involve 105 hours of personal learning to complete. Most students complete the course in 18 weeks, averaging 6 hours of personal learning per week.



Course Content

Comprises of 4 mandatory units presented in 2 concise module workbooks:

Unit 1 - Understand diabetes
Unit 2 - Prevention and early intervention

Unit 3 - Understanding the initial care of diabetes
Unit 4 - Understand the treatment and management of diabetes


The learning materials include an assessment, which allows learners to demonstrate achievement of all learning outcomes associated with each unit. Learners should complete the assessment remotely and submit it to their tutor for marking.


By undertaking this programme, learners will be able to further their own continuous professional development, which may improve career prospects, or progress on to further qualifications.

Course Contact Details

E: openlearning@dumgal.ac.uk
T: 01387 734233