About the Level 4 Diabetes Certificate
Diabetes is a lifelong condition which affects a person’s ability to produce insulin and control their own blood sugar. While some people are born with the condition, others develop it in later life. In either case, awareness of the condition and its causes can help people to control the disease, or even prevent it from occurring in the first place.
Students who embark on this distance learning course will become a part of a national effort to understand diabetes. They will study modules covering everything from detection and prevention, to clinical care and gestational diabetes. Students will also learn to empower those living with the condition and discover how society can provide better care services.
Who should study this course?
This course has been designed for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of diabetes. Whether the topic is relevant in your line of work, or you have personal connections to the disease, this diabetes course is the perfect way to get ahead.
As with many of our courses here at Stonebridge College, you do not need any prior qualifications or experience to enrol. As long as you are interested in diabetes care, diabetes prevention and the different types of diabetes, this home learning course is perfect for you.
What happens after the course?
On successful completion of this distance learning course students should have a fundamental understanding of diabetes as a disease. This knowledge will help individuals care for diabetic relatives and friends and allow them to spread awareness about the condition.
While this course may not lead directly to a fixed position, it is certainly relevant in a number of fields. People of all professions come face to face with diabetes every day. Examples of careers where knowledge of diabetes is beneficial include:
- Support worker
- Healthcare assistant
For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 0121 392 8288
Diabetes Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.
The nature and pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus
An introduction to the National Service Framework for Diabetes
Standards 1 & 2: Prevention of type 2 diabetes and identification of people with diabetes
Standard 4: Clinical care of adults with diabetes mellitus
Standards 5 & 6: Clinical care of children and young people with diabetes mellitus
Standard 7: Management of diabetic emergencies
Standard 3: Empowering people with diabetes
Standard 8: Care of people with diabetes during admission to hospital
Standard 9: Diabetes and pregnancy
Standards 10 and 11, part 1: Detection and management of long-term complications - diabetic retinopathy and renal nephropathy
Standards 10 and 11, part 2: Detection and management of long-term complications - Lower limb and cardiovascular complications
Multiprofessional and multiagency management of the diabetes service
For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here
- All study materials
- Study Guide
- Full Tutor and Admin support
- The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
What is NCFE
NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.
NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.
Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.
For more information on this award, click here
- National Service Framework documents
It is essential, too, that you have a copy of the following documents related to the National Service Framework for diabetes. These can be downloaded via the Internet from the following web sites:
For students in England
This is the home page for the NSF for diabetes for the UK. If you live or work in England, the documents you will need to download are indicated. (These are all pdf files. See note on pdf files at the end of this introduction)
- NSF for diabetes: Standards
- NSF for diabetes: Delivery Strategy
- Health Inequalities
For students in Wales
Documents to download: The relevant NSF.
For all students
Source: Diabetes UK
Information available: Information about the NSF.
Information available Online access to certain medical and other health related literature and research. You will need to register and provide a user name and password but the service is free so it is worth doing. Once you are registered you can log onto Medscape any time, giving your user name and password, and access a range of good papers related to diabetes.
You will need to access electronic journals to complete this module.
Many of the learning activities will require you to read, critique, analyse, evaluate and/or compare certain chapters, articles, research papers or other literature, including web sites and electronic journal articles.
If you are registered at a university, you can access electronic journals through your university library or learning resource centre. Many universities subscribe to the Athens electronic journal service through which you can access an extensive range of electronic journals and databases including Medline and CINAHL.
Even if your university subscribes to Athens, you still need to set up your own individual Athens account with a user name and password.
In addition many NHS Trusts provide access to electronic journals. One such opportunity for those who work in the London area is HILO. Like Athens, this provides electronic access to health related journals.
Nursing Times Net
This service give you free access to an archive of articles from Nursing Times. You need to register with Nursing Times Net (registration is FREE). Go to the following website, www.nursingtimes.net and you will receive simple instructions about how to register. You will need to select a user name and a password so make sure you keep a record of the ones you have selected as, once you have registered, you will need to log on using that user name and password every time you wish to use the service.