There were 8 DAFNE training programmes planned during 2017, providing a total of 124 training places for healthcare professionals .  

A training place will only be offered upon receipt of full payment or the provision of a purchase order together with the submission of an application form.

Training courses are based on a minimum of 12 delegates attending.  Should the number of delegates fall below this there is a risk the course may be cancelled.  Central DAFNE will keep you updated should this happen.

The DAFNE educator programme (DEP) and DAFNE doctor programme (DDP) involve orientation and pre course reading.  Click here to view the reference list.

Click here to view the specification to become a DAFNE educator.


There are four healthcare professional training programmes offered by DAFNE:

(1) DAFNE educator programme (DEP) 2018

Programme (1) - 20th-22nd March and 16th May 2018, Premier Meetings London Euston - FULL

Peer review dates - 23rd-27th April and 30th April-4th May 2018

Places available: 0

Closing date for applications - 19th February 5pm


Programme (2) - 9th-11th May and 3rd July 2018, Premier Meetings Manchester Central (GMEX) - FULL

Peer review dates - 11th-15th June and 18th-22nd June 2018

Places available: 0

Closing date for applications - 10th April 5pm


Programme (3) - 10th - 12th July and 6th September 2018, York (Venue to be Confirmed) - FULL

Peer review dates - 13th -17th August and 20th - 24th August 2018

Places available: 0

Closing date for applications - 06th March 2018 


Programme (4) - 09th - 11th October 2018,  Sheffield Technology Park  

Peer review dates - 12th - 16th Novermber 2018 and 19th - 23rd Novermber 2018

Places available: Full

Closing date for applications - 8th June 2018 5pm



Please contact central DAFNE for further information if interested in attending DEP training.

Click here for application form DAFNE educator programme (DEP)


Cost of DEP with external peer review (centres' without a trained DAFNE educator to carry out the peer review role)

1 educator - £2,360.00

2 educators - £2,715.00


Cost of DEP with internal peer review (centres' with a trained DAFNE educator who can carry out the peer review role)

1 educator - £1,060.00

2 educators - £1,715.00

(2) DAFNE doctor programme (DDP) 2018

Programme (1) - 13th March 2018, The County Hotel, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Places available: 4

Closing date for applications - 23rd February 5pm


Programme (2) - 22nd May 2018, Premier Inn Victoria, London - FULL

Places available: 0 - FULL

Closing date for applications - 4th May 5pm


Programme (4) - 25th October 2018, Sheffield Technology Park, Cooper Buildings, Arundel Street, Sheffield, S1 2NS

Places available: 0 - FULL

Closing date for applications - 13th September 5pm

Click here for application form DAFNE doctor programme (DDP)


When a doctor observes a DAFNE course an observation record form must be completed by the DAFNE educators delivering the course; this is required as evidence of observation and will need to be submitted along with your DDP application (the observation must be within 36 months of attendance at the DDP).  Click here for an observation record form .


Cost of DDP - £285.00 per delegate


The following two workshops are available for active DAFNE trained educators only:

(3) Pump conversion workshop 2018

Programme (1) - 20th September 2018 - Sheffield  

Places available: 0 - FULL

Click here for application form DAFNE pump conversion workshop

Please contact central DAFNE at for further information.


Cost of pump conversion workshop - £125.00 per delegate

(4) 5 week conversion on-line workshop 

For further information regarding the 5 x 1 on-line module, please contact central DAFNE on 0191 349 9660

As part of the 5x1 training you will need access to the most recent version of the 5x1 workbook and curriculum.  If you are from a service who is currently 5x1 trained and you have access to these resources via your centre, the cost of the training will be reduced from £40 to £10.  You will need to notify the central DAFNE team on submission of your application and confirm that you have access to the required resources.  Please note it is the responsibility of your centre's DAFNE Lead Educator to ensure any 5x1 trainees have access to the most up to date versions, if you have any queries relating to this please contact the central DAFNE team. 


Cost of 5 week conversion workshop - £40.00 per delegate (or £10.00 per delegate if resources are not required, see above )  

IQA (internal quality assurance) 

Programme (1) - Date to be confirmed

One active educator within a DAFNE service must be trained in the IQA process.  The central DAFNE team will contact lead educators to advise if there is a requirement for an educator from your service to attend; this training place is offered free of charge.  However, if you require an additional educator to attend and places are available there will be a cost associated to this.  For further information please contact the central DAFNE team.  

The DAFNE educator programme (DEP), pump conversion and 5 week conversion workshops are continuous professional development (CPD) endorsed by  BDA (The Association of UK Dietitians).

The DAFNE doctor programme (DDP) is CPD endorsed by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).

The DAFNE advisor programme is no longer provided by central DAFNE.  Existing certified DAFNE advisors can retain their status subject to on going internal quality assurance carried out within their local DAFNE service.  Documentation to support this QA process can be found free of charge to existing DAFNE centres, in the HCP password protected section of the DAFNE website under DAFNE awareness for HCPs in your service.

Larger DAFNE services may not be able to deliver sufficient courses annually to maintain all their staff as active educators.  DAFNE awareness training can be provided by local DAFNE teams to their colleagues to ensure every member of the diabetes team has the skills to support adults who have completed DAFNE training (DAFNE graduates).  All resources required for DAFNE awareness training are available free to download in the HCP password protected section of the DAFNE website under DAFNE awareness for HCPs in your service.



Last Updated: 10/09/2018