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Over 4.9 million people in the UK are known to have diabetes and there are an estimated 1 million people in the UK who have diabetes but do not know it. Over 90% of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. The global impact of Covid-19 has further highlighted the importance of optimised diabetes management.

There has never been a more critical time to ensure the healthcare workforce in both primary and secondary care are skilled to deal with this growing epidemic. There is recognition in a report led by leading diabetes charity Diabetes UK that staff involved in the management of those with diabetes should gain additional qualifications to fulfil their role.

What if you could play a pivotal role in providing diabetes care that makes a real difference to patients and helps to tackle the rising costs in the NHS? Have a look at our suite of courses designed to cover the different levels of qualification you may need to help you progress in this fast-moving area of medicine.

Meet our staff

Staff interviews

Jayne Hodgkiss


Read our interviews with two members of our teaching team: Jayne Hodgkiss and Dr Stephen Lawrence, to find out what interests them about diabetes and why they feel diabetes education is so important.

Hear from our alumni

"I particularly enjoyed the fact that this course was interdisciplinary, the course was participatory with active learning. The module leaders were all experts in their field of medicine, and I enjoyed networking with all the other participants on the course. I feel confident and I am now an independent practitioner in the area of diabetes care. Three words to sum up my experience of the course: Interesting, participatory and flexible." - Julie O'Hanrahan

"I enjoyed the specialist paediatric modules, which were very informative. The course has also helped me understand the cellular science that has underlined my practice." - Hannah Malone

Our courses

Course Title Type Level Duration
Diploma in Improving Diabetes Care (IDC)Link opens in a new window for primary care staff, a similar course is offered for secondary care staff (Management of Diabetes in hospital and clinical areas) Accredited Course

Professional Development

UG Level 5 (30 CATs)

Online course: 9 months, Attended course: 9 months to include 5 days on site

iheed Master of Science / Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes Care (accredited by the University of Warwick). This innovative blended learning qualification is offered to clinicians worldwide. MSc or PGDip Postgraduate Level 7

MSc: 20 months of online learning

PGDip: 12 months of online learning

Contact us

Email: pgt-portfolio3 at warwick dot ac dot uk

Tel: 02476 150674