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 - 2019) DAFNE educator programme (DEP) 2019

Applications will be considered on a first come first served basis, the application form also contains further details regarding the training along with the DAFNE educator programme training summary.  Please remember that we can’t accept applications without payment, please see the payment section of the application form.

As you should be aware from network meetings and previous communication, the new DEP programme includes online learning and the only face to face training involved is the course observation week and the 2-day face to face workshop.

A full training plan will be issued to all trainees once places have been confirmed, the training plan will include further details and dates of each step identified in the DAFNE educator programme training summary.

Programme (1)  - DEP1:2019  -  PILOT  -  FULL

Programme (2)  - DEP2:2019  -  PILOT  -  FULL

Programme (3)  - DEP3:2019  -  FULL

Programme (4)  - DEP4:2019  -  FULL - Venue: 30 Euston Square, London, NW1 2FB

Programme (5)  - DEP5:2019  -  York, places available 4 - Venue: Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET

Please see below dates for DEP Training in York 

DEP5 - York

Orientation, Insulin online unit and Carb counting online unit

2nd – 13th September 2019

 

Course observation                      

(5 days)

 

w/c 23rd September 2019 or

 

w/c 30th September 2019

 

Please reserve both weeks and central DAFNE will confirm which week has been booked for observation once applications have been processed.

 

Group management online unit                                    

(4 hours)

 

w/c 30th September 2019 or

 

w/c 7th October 2019

The date of access to the online unit will depend on which week the course observation takes place.  This will be confirmed once applications have been processed.

 

2-day workshop                              

(2 days)

5th and 6th November 2019 or

 

6th and 7th November 2019

Location: Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET

 

Please reserve all 3 days and central DAFNE will confirm which 2 days the trainee has been allocated once applications have been processed.

 

Course delivery including peer review

(5 days)

 

w/c 2nd December 2019 or

 

w/c 9th December 2019

Please reserve both weeks and central DAFNE will confirm which week the trainee will be peer reviewed once applications have been processed and a peer reviewer allocated.

 


 

Programme (6)  - DEP6:2019  -  Northern Ireland - FULL

 

Programme (7)  - DEP7:2019  -  London, places available 15 - Venue: London

Please see below dates for DEP Training in London

DEP7:2019 – London

Orientation, Insulin online unit and Carb counting online unit

4th – 15th November 2019

 

Course observation                      

(5 days)

 

w/c 25th November or

 

w/c 2nd December 2019

 

Please reserve both weeks and central DAFNE will confirm which week has been booked for observation once applications have been processed.

 

Group management online unit                                    

(4 hours)

 

w/c 2nd December 2019 or

 

w/c 9th December 2019

The date of access to the online unit will depend on which week the course observation takes place.  This will be confirmed once applications have been processed.

 

2-day workshop                              

(2 days)

7th and 8th January 2020 or

 

8th and 9th January 2020

Location: To be confirmed 

 

Please reserve all 3 days and central DAFNE will confirm which 2 days the trainee has been allocated once applications have been processed.

 

Course delivery including peer review

(5 days)

 

w/c 10th February 2020 or

 

w/c 17th February 2020

Please reserve both weeks and central DAFNE will confirm which week the trainee will be peer reviewed once applications have been processed and a peer reviewer allocated.

 

 

(1 - 2020) DAFNE educator programme (DEP) 2020

Programme (1)  - DEP1:2020  -  Manchester, places available 16 - Venue: Manchester

DEP1:2020 – Manchester

Orientation, Insulin online unit and Carb counting online unit

13th – 24th January 2020

 

Course observation                      

(5 days)

 

w/c 3rd February 2020 or

 

w/c 10th February 2020

 

Please reserve both weeks and central DAFNE will confirm which week has been booked for observation once applications have been processed.

 

Group management online unit                                    

(4 hours)

 

w/c 10th February 2020 or

 

w/c 17th February 2020

The date of access to the online unit will depend on which week the course observation takes place.  This will be confirmed once applications have been processed.

 

2-day workshop                              

(2 days)

17th and 18th March 2020 or

 

18th and 19th March 2020

Location: To be confirmed

 

Please reserve all 3 days and central DAFNE will confirm which 2 days the trainee has been allocated once applications have been processed.

 

Course delivery including peer review

(5 days)

 

w/c 20th April 2020 or

 

w/c 27th April 2020

Please reserve both weeks and central DAFNE will confirm which week the trainee will be peer reviewed once applications have been processed and a peer reviewer allocated.

 

 

 

Please click here for a DEP application form

Please click here for DAFNE educator specification

Please click here for DAFNE educator programme training summary

 

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

1 educator - £1,970.00

2 educators - £2,715.00

 


(2) DAFNE doctor programme (DDP) 2019

 

DDP Programme (2) - 30th April 2019, Manchester Meeting Place, The University of Manchester, M1 3BB 

Places available: FULL 

Closing date for applications - To be confirmed 

 

DDP Programme (3) - 2nd July 2019, Clementhorpe Room, Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET

Places available: 9

Closing date for applications - To be confirmed

 

DDP Programme (4) - 29th October 2019, Wilberforce Room, The Wesley Hotel, 81-103 Euston Street, London,   NW1 2EZ 

Places available: 11

Closing date for applications - To be confirmed

 

Please click here for an application form for 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 2019

Programme (1) - 15th May - Clementhorpe Room, Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET

Places available: 7 

Closing date for applications - To be confirmed 

Click here for application form DAFNE pump conversion workshop

Please contact central DAFNE at dafne@nhct.nhs.uk for further information.

Cost of pump conversion workshop - £125.00 per delegate

 


(4) 5 week conversion on-line training 

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 )  

Please click here for a 5x1 application form

 


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: 19/03/2019