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Cutting Your Diabetes Risk in Half Microcredential (Level 4)

Cutting Your Diabetes Risk in Half Microcredential (Level 4)

Level 4

Do you want to enhance your knowledge in diabetes prevention and management? UCOL’s Cutting Your Diabetes Risk in Half Microcredential will help you improve your expertise.

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Level: 4

Locations: UCOL Manawatū in Palmerston North

Duration: 20 Weeks

25 Jul 2022 - 09 Dec 2022

Domestic Fees: *
$546.00Scholarship info

International Fees:*
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Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

Designed for people who are a part of a community health team, this microcredential will provide you with the latest knowledge and experience in diabetes prevention and management. Plus, you’ll learn about  intervention strategies for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

The New Zealand Government COVID-19 Mandate Order requires the following workers to be vaccinated: 

  • health and disability sector workers
  • prison staff
  • border and MIQ workers.

As well as that, private companies and organisations have the right to require staff to be vaccinated.

Therefore, to go on placement or an internship that is a part of your programme, you must meet COVID-19 vaccination requirements. You can see more information on UCOL's Covid-19 page and on the Unite Against Covid-19 website.

 Career & Study Outcomes

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Act as a health coach in the area of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.
  • Empower community members to independently manage diabetes through the use of education and otivational/change behaviour strategies.

This programme also aims to enable students to develop the literacy skills relevant for further study into:

  • NZ Certificates or Diplomas in Community/Health/Wellbeing (Levels 3-6)
  • Or

  • Bachelor degrees in Community/Health/Wellbeing (Level 7) 

 Course Information

Note: As a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology,11 UCOL is committed to providing the best learning outcome for you. As part of this, all programmes are currently being reviewed to make them portable, consistent, and closely aligned with the needs of the industry. When published, this course information is correct, but the courses offered may change over time.

This programme consist of 15 credits.

Community Engagement: “Cutting Diabetes Risk In Half” Building Health Habits That Last A Lifetime (15 Credits)

The learning outcomes:

  • Facilitate change initiatives for diabetes interventions.
  • Interpret changes in physical and mental wellbeing following intervention.
  • Respond to opportunities for education, intervention, and behaviour change in diabetes management.

 Advice & Guidance

As UCOL becomes Te Pūkenga on 1 January 2023, learners enrolling in a programme that is likely to continue into semester 1 2023 or starting in semester 1 2023 will become Te Pūkenga learners. They will receive their qualification from Te Pūkenga on completion.

All students are encouraged to access support and guidance to improve study, research and academic skills. Students who do not have prior health qualifications or experience in type 2 diabetes care are advised first to complete Stay Well to Stay Strong Microcredential (Level 3).


The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989, and Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Trading as Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is accredited to teach it.