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DESMOND Training

As a centre for award winning training, the DESMOND Programme now has a number of training days available, including our DESMOND 1-day Core training which looks at the philosophy, theories and behaviours that underpin all of our modules. This training is the first step in all Educator training and is also available for anyone looking to find out more about the DESMOND Programme and what makes it stand apart from other diabetes education programmes or for those looking to develop their own education programme or just for general interest.


Those looking to become Educators in any of our modules will then need to attend 1-day module-specific training where they will be issued with a curriculum to be able to deliver patient courses.


Those Lay persons and non-registered HCPs wishing to become Educators in any of our modules will need to first read our article on 'Becoming a Lay Educator'. Once in a position to, will then need to register their interest by completing the relevant form below and by attending the 'Preparing to be a Lay (non-HCP) Educator' 1-day training, before attending both Core and the relevant module-specific training as per HCP Educators. (For more information on this please contact


DESMOND BME (South Asian) Module



If you are a site interested in training Educators to deliver the DESMOND Newly Diagnosed & Foundation module curriculums in Punjabi, Gujarat, Urdu or Bengali then this is the course for you, please note Educators must already have already attended the DESMOND Core training as well as the DESMOND Newly Diagnosed & Foundation module training day. Please contact the National DESMOND Office directly for dates.



Bespoke Training Courses


We also support bespoke courses for health organisations who wish to train 10 or more Educators in any of our modules. These will be arranged locally with the person who commissions this service. This is ideal when a new site takes up the opportunity to host the DESMOND Programme, and wishes to have a cohort of Educators trained to help establish one or more DESMOND modules across their organisation. 



Please see below for dates of available training courses and please ensure that applicants meet the relevant criteria. 


Training Dates


Up and coming courses are:


2015 Training Dates


Core Training

  • Thurs 10th Sept 2015 - Preston
  • Thurs 17th Sept 2015 - Birmingham
  • Thurs 24th Sept 2015 - London
  • Mon 28th Sept 2015 - Belfast (Fully booked)
  • Wed 7th Oct 2015 - Birmingham (Fully booked)
  • Thurs 22nd Oct 2015 - London
  • Wed 11th Nov 2015 - Birmingham
  • Thurs 3rd Dec 2015 - London


Newly Diagnosed & Foundation Module Training

  • Fri 11th Sept 2015 - Preston
  • Tues 29th Sept 2015 - Belfast (Fully booked)
  • Thurs 8th Oct 2015 - Birmingham (Fully booked)
  • Fri 4th Dec 2015 - London


Walking Away from Diabetes Module Training

  • Fri 25th Sept 2015 - London
  • Thurs 12 Nov 2015 - Birmingham


Going Forward with Diabetes Module Training

  • Day 1 - 4th June 2015 - London   & Day 2 - 10th December 2015 - London


Injectable Therapies Workshop - (Please contact National Office for details)

  •  Wed 7th Oct 2015 - Leicester


Let's Prevent Training

  • Thursday 30th July 2015 - Leicester (2 spaces left)
  • Friday 18th September 2015 - Birmingham
  • Friday 23rd October 2015 - London


BME Module Training

Dates TBC, please contact to register your interest


However, please note that for DESMOND training to be successful, we require a minimum number of delegates. Occasionally, despite our best efforts, we are not able to achieve this, and the DESMOND Collaborative reserve the right to cancel training in such circumstances.


Reserving a Place

Reservations can be held for sites who know they will be interviewing in the near future and the post-holder will require DESMOND training. The place can be reserved for a maximum period of 2 weeks, during which time a completed application form (with the Attendees name omitted) is required.


Places can be reserved for delegates for a period of 2 weeks only. If an application form is not received during that time, then the DESMOND Collaborative reserve the right to cancel the reserved place. 


Download our booking form below for more details. For more information about training please contact or by telephone on 0116 2585881.  For costs please contact DESMOND National Office on 0116 2585677.


DESMOND Going Forward with Diabetes Application form (2015)

Please complete this form if you are a registered HCP and wish to train with us.

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Training Application Form for registered Healthcare Professionals 2015

Please complete this form if you are a registered HCP and wish to train with us.

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Training application form for Lay and non-registered Healthcare Professionals 2015

Please complete this form if you are a Lay person or a non-registered HCP and wish to train with us.

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