Diabetes Training for Schools & Carers

This Diabetes Training Course is for anyone who cares for children with diabetes, especially people who work in schools. It explains how to monitor, treat and care for children with diabetes in all aspects of their school life. It's IIRSM approved & CPD accredited.

Key Features & Benefits of this Course

  • CPD accredited & IIRSM approved
  • Complete this course online in just 40 minutes
  • Comprehensive diabetes management for children
  • Highlights the psychological impact of diabetes in the educational environment
  • End of course test and printable certificate
  • Free trial, online demo and bulk discounts available
  • Course translations readily available!

Diabetes Training for Schools & Carers Course Contents

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

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 namecompany name (if applicable), name of course takenpass percentagecompletion dateexpiry date and all relevant approvals.

 Legislations relating to Children with Diabetes

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.

The Children and Families Act 2014

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."

The Children and Families Act 2014

 Reviews More reviews


By on April 1, 2017
Easy to understand very informative

Excellent easy to use

By on March 8, 2017
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.