Welcome to CDEP

The Cambridge Diabetes Education Programme

CDEP is a competency-based online diabetes learning tool that supports all levels of healthcare practitioners demonstrate their diabetes knowledge and skills relevant to their role. A variety of diabetes specific topics are available which currently amounts to 30 hours of diabetes study time. New content is developed on an ongoing basis and is launched once it have been rigorously tested.

CDEP is based on the UK national diabetes competency frameworks. These frameworks help structure the nature and level of diabetes skills required by all healthcare staff to support safer patient care, improved outcomes and reduce the financial burden of diabetes.

Endorsement / Accreditation

CDEP is accreditated by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) as well as being endorsed by Diabetes UK, the Cambridge University Health Partners (CUHP) and the British Dietetics Association (BDA).

Ongoing CPD and revalidation

In addition to practitioners receiving certificates for topics completed, CDEP has a reflection tool as well as a secure feedback portal to collect evidence of learning and applying it in practice for professional portfolios.


CDEP costs a nominal £25 for a 2 year registration period. All new topics and improvements will be automatically added free of charge during the registration period. Significant discounts are available for bulk purchases. Some organisations have already purchased bulk registrations making CDEP free at the point of registration for their staff. Please see our FAQ section for more information.

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