Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes Distance Learning Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

The duration of the course is 16-20 weeks. Guided learning hours are 8-10 hours per week dependent upon knowledge of the subject.

This qualification will 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 an understanding of diabetes diagnosis and initial care. Understand the on-going care and treatment of diabetes to control blood sugar levels.

As part of this course you will study four mandatory units:

UNIT 1 – Understand diabetes

  • Section 1 Understand the function of glucose in the blood
  • Section 2 Understand the function of insulin in the blood
  • Section 3 Understand the different forms and causes of diabetes
  • Section 4 Know the risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes
  • Section 5 Understand how diabetes is confirmed

UNIT 2 – Prevention and early intervention of type 2 diabetes

  • Section 1 Understand factors relating to the prevention of type 2 diabetes
  • Section 2 Understand how diet, exercise and lifestyle affect type 2 diabetes

UNIT 3 – Understanding the initial care of diabetes

  • Section 1 Understand the social impact of diabetes
  • Section 2 Understand how to work with individuals to manage diabetes
  • Section 3 Know how diabetes is monitored

UNIT 4 – Understanding the treatment and management of diabetes

  • Section 1 Understand how diabetes is treated
  • Section 2 Know the treatment for hypoglycaemia
  • Section 3 Know the treatment for hyperglycaemia
  • Section 4 Understand the complications resulting from diabetes
  • Section 5 Understand ways to prevent or detecting complications associated with diabetes dispose of waste and return equipment and items

Assessment Methods

Assessments are due at the end of each unit. Your tutor will assess your work and build up your portfolio of evidence of learning. A certificate will be awarded on satisfactory submission of evidence of learning for the units studied.

Course Summary

Course Title Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes Distance Learning Level 2
Entry Requirements

Eligibility for FREE Level 2 Distance Learning courses:

  • Learners must be aged 19 years or over as at 31/08/19

  • Must have lived in the EU for the last three years

  • Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside of
    Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley
    and the West Midlands.

  • Must have a full Level 2 qualification or above in any subject (i.e QCF
    Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or three AS Levels, CSE
    grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ Intermediate, First
    Diploma, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level


  • Unemployed and claiming benefits, and using the qualification to obtain

An administration fee will be incurred if you withdraw from the

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I really enjoy studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College. All of my lessons have a friendly atmosphere and my tutors push me to be the best I can be. Studying here has allowed me to gain the qualifications I need to go on to degree level.

Myles Fisher

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