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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
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.
Up and coming courses are:
Preparing to be a Lay (non-HCP) DESMOND Educator Training
(only relevant to those who are not registered HCPs wishing to deliver Newly Diagnosed/Foundation module)
2015 Training Dates
Newly Diagnosed & Foundation Module Training
Walking Away from Diabetes Module Training
BME Module Training
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 Bev Humphreys on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 0116 2585677/2585881. For costs please contact DESMOND National Office on 0116 2585881.