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Health and Social Care

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes

Part Time

Course Overview

This course is designed for anyone who would like to gain an understanding of the care and management of diabetes.

It could help learners get into, or progress within, employment in the healthcare or social care sectors in a variety of job roles or support further learning in the Health and Social Care sector.

By completing this course, you will not only gain a nationally recognised qualification, but will also improve your understanding of the different forms, causes and risk factors of diabetes, becoming aware of the best way to manage, monitor and control it. 

Course Content

This course consists of four mandatory units, all of which you will need to complete in order to gain the full qualification:

Unit 1: Understand diabetes
Unit 2: Prevention and early intervention of Type 2 diabetes
Unit 3: Understand initial care diabetes
Unit 4: Understand treatment and management of diabetes

Entry Requirement

You don’t need to have any specific prior learning requirements to take this course, but you may find it helpful if you’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification within the Health and Social Care area.


In order to complete this Distance Learning Course at no charge you will need to match the following entry criteria:


  • Are a resident of the EEU (European Economic Area) and have been for at least 3 years
  • Will be undertaking your learning within England
  • Are aged 19 or above
  • If you are 19-23 year old you must have already achieved a level 2 qualification or equivalent
  • If you are 24+ there are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will find it helpful to have a good standard of English and Maths


Studying via Distance Learning means you can choose when and where you study.  

We recommended allowing a minimum of 3 hours per week to study this course in your own time.

This course is available:

  • Paper based learning materials with online assessments
  • Online learning materials with online assessments
  • Fully paper based

Where does this course lead to

Successful completion will help support a number of job roles within the Health and Social Care sector as you may be working with people who have diabetes, or may be at risk of developing diabetes, in your day-to-day role, for example:

healthcare support service worker

clinical healthcare support worker

nursing assistant

health education/health promotion worker

healthcare assistants/support workers in community and primary carer 


personal assistants employed directly by the individual they support or their 


You could also progress to the following Apprenticeships:

Advanced level Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care

Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Health (Clinical Healthcare Support)

Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Health (Healthcare Support Services)

How to Enrol

To find out more information please email distance.learning@bcot.ac.uk quoting the course reference, or to enrol now click the button below.


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Course Outline

Course Code: MDFL083
Study Mode: Part Time
Duration: 25 Weeks
Start Date: Anytime
Day & Time: Flexible Learning
2023 Basingstoke College of Technology, Worting Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 8TN.
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