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People with Diabetes 

DESMOND: Providing award-winning training

How To Become a Lay Educator

2012 has seen the release of our hugely anticipated Lay Educator training, and you may be thinking that you would now like to train with the DESMOND Programme. There are a few steps that you will need to take first, in order to secure your place on training, please read on for more information.


Firstly, you will need to find out whether there is a team of Educators already delivering DESMOND patient courses in your local area. You can do this by either going to the map pages on our website by clicking  here or by contacting your local diabetes team to find out. The reason for this is that in order to deliver as a Lay Educator you will need to deliver with an existing team, and you will need to be assigned a Mentor who is a registered Healthcare Professional and also an accredited DESMOND Educator.


Once you have established that DESMOND patient courses are run in your local area, you will need to see if the organisation would like to expand their team of Educators through training Lay Educators. If they decide that they would like to train Lay Educators, then please be aware they may need to go through a formal recruitment and selection process which you woudl need to follow in order to be considered, (if you are an organisation interested in training Lay Educators please click here for more information).


When it has been established that the organisation is willing to sponsor you in your training and delivering, you are free to book onto training. Dates and application form are available by clicking here.


For further information please contact 0116 2585881 or email

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