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DESMOND Training Dates 

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

Those registered HCPs wishing 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


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



2018 Training Dates


Core Training

  • Thurs 24th May - London - full
  • Wed 6th June - Dublin
  • Thurs 21st June - Birmingham - full
  • Wed 18th July - Birmingham
  • Thurs 20th September - London
  • Tues 9th October - Newcastle
  • Wed 14th November - Birmingham
  • Thurs 13th December - London


Newly Diagnosed & Foundation Module Training 

  • Fri 25th May - London - full
  • Thurs 7th June - Dublin
  • Fri 22nd June - Birmingham - full
  • Thurs 19th July - Birmingham
  • Fri 21st September - London
  • Wed 10th October - Newcastle
  • Thurs 15th November - Birmingham
  • Fri 14th December - London


Walking Away from Diabetes Module Training 

Contact DESMOND National Office


Lay Educator Training 

  • Thurs 18th October - London



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:

  • An opportunity to review the DESMOND model for Cultural Adaptation
  • How to work with interpreters and maintaining the Philosophy
  • Good working practice for embedding your culturally relevant DESMOND including identifying organisational and promotional resources


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.


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Training application form for Lay and non-registered Healthcare Professionals

Please complete this form if you are a Lay person or a non-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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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

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