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Understanding Epilepsy

Our Understanding Epilepsy training courses ensure your staff can understand and identify what epilepsy is and how it can affect children and young people in education. Complete this Epilepsy training online, or via one of the other delivery methods we have to offer.

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About this Understanding Epilepsy Course

This online Understanding Epilepsy training for schools teaches learners about epilepsy, types of seizures, their triggers and how to treat them. Upon successful completion, learners will receive an Understanding Epilepsy certificate. This Understanding Epilepsy training is designed for school staff and is great for those who work with or around children, including teachers, headteachers or senior leaders, teaching assistants, sports coaches and childminders.

Did you know... on average, one child in every primary school is diagnosed with epilepsy and 5 in every secondary school. For anyone working with children in an educational setting, this course is ideal for learning all about epilepsy in children and young adults.

Duration Duration Dependent on delivery method, this online Understanding Epilepsy training course takes between 1-2 hours to complete and gain your certificate.
Entry & Level Entry & Level There are no barriers to entry on our Epilepsy training courses. This is an awareness course, suitable for all.
Certification Certification On completion of this online Understanding Epilepsy course, either download your certificate or access it later online.
Accreditations Accreditations This online Understanding Epilepsy training for schools is CPD accredited. It meets accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


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Understanding Epilepsy Course Outline

The aim of this Understanding Epilepsy training is to greater increase your knowledge of epilepsy and how to treat epileptic children or young adults in educational settings.

The key points covered in this course are:

  • What epilepsy is
  • Types of seizures
  • Epileptic seizure triggers
  • Drugs & medications for treating seizures
  • First aid & emergency procedures for epileptic seizures

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Understanding Epilepsy Training Course Learning Outcomes

On completion of this Understanding Epilepsy online training course, learners should know and understand the following:

  • What epilepsy is
    Understand and identify what epilepsy is and how it affects the brain
  • Epileptic seizures
    Recognise what epileptic seizures are and the different types of epileptic seizures
  • Common triggers
    Understand the common triggers of an epileptic seizure
  • Treatment for seizures
    Learn the types of drugs and medications available to control seizures
  • Responding to an epileptic seizure
    Understand first aid and emergency procedures for epileptic seizures

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Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve answered the questions our training experts often get asked regarding epilepsy in schools. Just expand to view the answer.

What is epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a condition affecting the brain that can result in epileptic seizures, caused by sudden bursts of electrical activity in the brain.

Our article 'Epilepsy - What is It and How to Prepare?' provides more information on epilepsy.

Why is it important for education staff to understand epilepsy?

Epilepsy is most commonly diagnosed in young children and adults over 60. Education professionals should, therefore, know the right procedures for responding to an epileptic incident in an educational setting.

Who should take this Understanding Epilepsy training?

Anyone working with, or around, children or young people should take this Understanding Epilepsy training course. This can include those working in education such as teachers, headteachers, teacher assistants and senior leaders. Activity leaders, childminders, sports coaches and parents should also take this course to learn more about epilepsy in primary schools, secondary schools or any setting.

Is epilepsy a special educational need? Most people with epilepsy do not have special educational needs, but a small minority of people with special educational needs have epilepsy. Epilepsy is known to be a potentially disabling, chronic and socially isolating condition.




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Understanding Epilepsy Training Delivery Methods

Our online Understanding Epilepsy training courses are available 24/7, anytime, anywhere. You’ll also have access to full support from your dedicated account manager and support team!

• Study when you want 
• Track staff progress 
• Study anywhere you want on any device 


It's easy to get certified in Understanding Epilepsy

Just follow these four simple steps, sit back, relax and let us do the hard work for you and your team.

Book A Course Book this online Understanding Epilepsy training for schools by calling us or sending us a message.
Login Once everything has been booked, you will receive login details for you and your staff.
Complete Course Complete the Understanding Epilepsy training course you purchased in the delivery method you chose.
Become Certified Great! Now you're certified and can download the certificates from the portal.

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