Covered in this course

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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 namecompany name (if applicable), name of course takenpass percentagecompletion dateexpiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Diabetes Training Certificate

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Easy to understand very informative

Excellent easy to use

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.

Easy to follow & informative

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.

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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.

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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