Educational programmes that are being submitted for review as meeting the criteria for structured patient education must meet the requirements outlined in the APEDS & TAPEDS document. Staff are also encouraged to read the Reviewers' Handbook.

The attached document: Handy Tips to assist with your submission for Assessment of Patient Education in Diabetes in Scotland is to assist you with preparing your documentation for review. There is also a blank word document that you can download and populate as part of your submission.

The National Institute of Clinical Excellence provides guidance on the use of patient education models in diabetes.

The Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework provide an explanation about credit rating, learning outcomes, notional hours and assessment .