The Diabetes Training for Schools & Carers course is broken down into 5 sections.
1) What is Diabetes?
In this section we look at the two types of diabetes and the symptoms to watch out for in a child. We also explain the long-term effects of poorly controlled diabetes.
2) Everyday Risks and Responsibilities
Here, we discuss the health risks for a child with diabetes. We explain how school staff can recognise when a child's glucose levels are too low or too high, and how to help a child monitor and control their glucose levels. We also explain what to do in an emergency.
3) Medication for Diabetes
This section covers the different types of medication that are used to treat diabetes, including tablets, insulin injections and insulin pumps. It also covers the medical equipment a child uses, and a step by step guide on how to administer an insulin injection.
4) School Trips
In this section we highlight everything that needs to be considered before and during a school trip – including long-stay and overnight trips. This also includes storing medication and what to do if a child becomes unwell.
5) Education and Well-Being
Diabetes can have a negative impact on a child’s education and well-being if they are not supported. In this section, we cover learning, exams, and how you can help by offering emotional and practical support.
Diabetes Training Certificate
Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.
This Diabetes Training for Schools & Carers course concludes with a 15 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.
As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
What does my certificate include?
Your Asthma Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, completion date, expiry date and all relevant approvals.
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Easy to understand very informative
This course was very easy to use with good explanation of Diabetes and how to treat in school. Easy to follow videos and test was good with varied questions.
Apart from teenage section, tis course was perfectly pitched for primary school. Couple of issues with test - spelling error on question "How may people in UK have diabetes" How is spelt Haw. Also duplicate question on which organ produces insulin. Very well presented course with good graphics.
Legislations relating to Children with Diabetes
It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.
The Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act of 2010 stipulates that anyone with a long-term health condition, such as diabetes, cannot be treated any differently to anyone else because of their condition.
It legally protects people from discrimination inside and outside of the workplace and replaced all previous anti-discrimination laws that were in place before, such as The Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
Pupils in school with medical conditions should be properly supported to ensure that they have access to a full education, which also includes school trips and physical forms of education.
It also states the EHC plans must be put in place and replace the old special education statements:
"A new Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan based on a single assessment process will replace special education statements. EHC plans will support children, young people and their families from birth to 25."