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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 5 sections

  1. 1 What is Diabetes?
  2. 2 Everyday Risks and Responsibilities
  3. 3 Medication for Diabetes
  4. 4 School Trips
  5. 5 Education and Well-Being
A child testing their blood glucose levels - Diabetes Training
What is Diabetes? We take a closer look at diabetes, the differences between the 2 types and symptoms to look out for in section 1 of our diabetes training for schools and carers.

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.

Image showing teacher calling ambulance after child's glucose levels have been too low for too long.

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.

Diagram showing how glucose levels should be balanced and the medication used to balance these levels as part of our children with diabetes training.

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.

Image showing what needs to be considered when taking a child with diabetes on a school trip.

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.

Education and well-being - Image shows how diabetes can negatively affect a child's well-being and education.

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.

About this course

Children with diabetes must manage their condition every day. It's vital for their short and long-term health.

Around 35,000 children and young people (Under the age of 19) have diabetes in the UK alone, with 96% of children having type 1 diabetes, 2% having type 2 diabetes and the other 2% having rare forms of diabetes or a diagnosis that is not yet defined.

Diabetes is the fastest growing health threat in the UK, since 1996 the amount of people being diagnosed with diabetes has doubled. It is, therefore, becoming essential for people that work in childcare and in schools to receive training on how to support children with diabetes and avoid the risks that come with it. 

Our Diabetes Training for Schools and Carers has been written for people who care for children with diabetes. It explains how diabetes works, and what needs to be done to keep a child with diabetes happy, healthy and safe at school.

It covers medication, how to control glucose levels, what to do in an emergency, and how to provide a child with emotional and practical support on a daily basis.

If you work with children you may also be interested in the following of our training courses: 

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Michelle Livings, a presenter of Diabetes Training for Schools & Carers

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Michelle Livings

The importance of Diabetes Training for Schools & Carers

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Diabetes Training certificate

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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 questions 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 Diabetes Training for Schools & Carers Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Diabetes Training Certificate

93 real user reviews

4.9 out of 5

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Very useful

Just had a child in our class diagnosed with diabetes so found this very good

Very helpful

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Good course

Helps to understand children’s needs

Very good

Great course! Learned a lot from it: the causes, differences and treatment of Hyper and Hypoglycemia. Thank you.

A really informative and thorough course

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Very well presented

Covered all the areas in detail and I find this a very informative and interesting course.

Well presented and informative.

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

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
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