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Check out the dates below!

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.

DESMOND Cultural Adaptation Day Form 

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



2017 Training Dates


Lay Educator Training



Core Training



Newly Diagnosed & Foundation Module Training



Walking Away from Diabetes Module Training



Let's Prevent Diabetes


Injectable Therapies Workshop



Going Forward with Diabetes Module Training

Please contact the National Office to find out the next available dates.


Cultural Adaptation Day


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.



DESMOND Cultural Adaptation Day


For sites that wish to provide a culturally appropriate course for their local population we now provide a DESMOND Cultural Adaptation Day, more information can be found by clicking here. In short this is a one-day workshop that explores the 9-Step model for adaptation that the DESMOND Collaborative have developed, covering:


This is available to any DESMOND site and can be attended by anyone that will be key to the management of the adaptation such as Project Lead, Community Workers and DESMOND Educators.  

Please note this workshop does not train Educators to deliver



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. 



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.


Training Application Form for registered Healthcare Professionals

Please complete this form if you are a registered HCP and wish to train with us. Please return to or by fax to 0116 2586165

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DESMOND Cultural Adaptation Day Form

Please complete this form if you are interested in our cultural adaptation for your DESMOND delivering site.

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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 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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