The accredited course you need to enable Shared Lives Carers to administer medicines or support people with their medicines, following a competency assessment.
Supporting Pupils with Diabetes
The accredited course you need to support a pupil with diabetes and understand their medicines.
About This Course
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- Course Information
Do you support a child with diabetes? You never know when a young person in your care may experience a hypo. Staff need to be confident and trained on current best practice to fully support a child with diabetes. Our Supporting Pupils with Diabetes course provides staff with detailed information on diabetes, its symptoms and available treatments as well as up to date guidance on effectively managing diabetes. The accredited course you need to support a pupil with diabetes and understand their medicines.
- What is diabetes?
- Understanding blood glucose and insulin
- Type 1 and type 2 diabetes
- Risk factors for diabetes
- Symptoms of diabetes
- Treatment of diabetes and monitoring
- Types of medicines used in diabetes
- Treatments to reduce risk factors
- Complications of diabetes
- Hypos and hypers
- Procedures needed in the school setting
- Individual healthcare plans
This course is:
- Accredited by CPD
- Developed and presented by qualified Pharmacist trainers
- Compliant with Ofsted requirements
- Evidenced by a certificate of successful completion
- £595 + VAT for up to 16 delegates
- Equates to £37 per delegate
Face to Face Training
- £675 + VAT for up to 16 delegates
- Equates to less than £43 per delegate
- Travel costs may apply
£20 + VAT per licence
We offer the following discounted rates:
£17.50 + VAT per licence for orders of 10 or more of the same licence
15 + VAT per licence for orders of 100 or more of the same licence
How long do the courses take?
We offer full day Foundation courses (6 hours) and also can combine any two 3-hour courses to create a full day session.
Our Foundation e-learning courses take between 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. Competency Assessments and Refresher courses take approximately 1 hour and Bite-size courses take approximately 30 minutes.
Our distance learning workbooks can be completed in your own time and at your own pace.
Are OPUS courses accredited?
Where do courses take place?
Virtual learning sessions are accessed via Zoom link and are presented by a Pharmacist-trainer.
E-learning courses are completed online and can be used on any internet-enabled device, including Macs, PCs and iPads.
Distance Learning Workbooks are posted promptly to an address of your choosing. Larger order can be couriered to you or sent recorded delivery.
How many people can attend a Face to Face course?
Manager’s courses are undertaken in smaller groups of up to 10 delegates.
When do I get my certificate?
For our face to face courses, the trainer will mark your assessments and all successful delegates will be able to access their certificates within 48 hours of the course via our Online Learning Zone.
Virtual learning certificates are available immediately upon successful completion of the assessment via our Online Learning Zone.
How long does my certificate last for?
Competency assessments certificates are valid for 1 year in line with CQC guidance. Skills for Care guidance recommends that training be updated at least annually and OPUS offers online competency assessments which can be used a year after your training for this purpose and refresher courses which can be completed when your certificate expires.
How do I get set up for E-learning?
If you are purchasing more than one licence for an organisation, you may want to assign someone from your organisation to issue passwords to your staff and to print certificates. This person will be termed as a group "manager/instructor”. Provide the instructor’s name and email during checkout and they will receive all login details they need by email.