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Cutting Your Diabetes Risk in Half Microcredential (Level 4)

Level 4

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

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Quick info

Level: 4

Locations:  UCOL Te Pūkenga Manawatū in Palmerston North

Duration: 20 weeks full-time
(See Course Hours & Duration for details)

13 Feb 2023 - 30 Jun 2023
17 Jul 2023 - 01 Dec 2023

Domestic Fees: *

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Additional Fees
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* 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.

 Course Hours & Duration

This programme runs for 20 weeks, including 2 holiday weeks.

Per week, your learning will include approximately:

Class Time
~ 4 hrs

Lectures, tutorials and/or online recordings.
Timetable set by your lecturer.
Study Time
~ 3 hrs

Study in your own time.

 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, UCOL Te Pūkenga 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. If you have any questions call an Enrolment Advisor on 0800 468 265.

From 2023, UCOL Te Pūkenga and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga. So, if you join UCOL Te Pūkenga in 2023, you will be awarded Te Pūkenga certification. And, if you are a current learner graduating in 2023, you will be awarded a co-branded certificate.

This programme consists 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 well-being following intervention.
  • Respond to opportunities for education, intervention, and behaviour change in diabetes management.

 Learning Facilities

From 2023 our nursing, medical imaging, social services, and healthcare ākonga will be learning in Te Whaioranga, the purpose-built healthcare education centre for UCOL Te Pūkenga Manawatū. This state-of-the-art learning environment enables our nursing, medical imaging, social services and healthcare ākonga to learn across disciplines and functions, familiarising them with real-world practices and ensuring they become ‘workforce ready’ graduates.

 Advice & Guidance

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 and Training Act 2020, and Universal College of Learning, a business division of Te Pūkenga is accredited to teach it.