Key Features & Benefits of this Course
- Complete this course in as little as 40 minutes
- CPD & IIRSM Approved
- Perfect for those working with children that have Epilepsy, particularly Primary & Secondary Schools
- End of course test with printable certificate
- Helps you to comply with legislations such as The Children and Families Act 2014
- Free trial and online demonstration available
- Refresher courses are available
Schools: Children with Epilepsy Training Course Contents
1. The Background of Epilepsy
Here we look at what epilepsy is, its diagnosis and what might cause it. We explain what an Individual Healthcare Plan is, what should go into it and why it’s so important that a child with epilepsy has one.
2. Types of Epileptic Seizures
In this section we are looking at the four areas of the brain that could be affected by focal seizures and the six most common types of generalised seizure. A step-by-step guide explains the DO's and DON'Ts you need to be aware of when a child is having a seizure.
3. Triggers and Treatment
This section concentrates on possible triggers – certain things that may make a seizure more likely to happen, the possible side-effects of anti-epileptic drugs and what to do in an emergency.
4. Your Responsibilities
In this section we look at the need for a school policy and the requirement to make sure the safety of children with health conditions is particularly considered in risk assessments.
5. How Epilepsy Affects Education and Well-being
In this section we look at the potential for disrupted learning and the importance of communication and the support of everyone around them to the well-being of a child with epilepsy.
Test & Certificate
This Schools: Children with Epilepsy Training course concludes with a 15 question multiple choice test with printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training, and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout. As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to re-print certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
Legislations relating to Children with Epilepsy
The Children and Families Act 2014
On 1st September 2014 a new duty came into force, under Section 100 of the Children and Families Act 2014, for governing bodies of maintained schools, proprietors of academies and management committees of PRUs, to make arrangements for supporting pupils at their school with medical conditions.
This requires that pupils at school with medical conditions should be properly supported so that they have full access to education, including school trips and physical education.
Governing bodies must ensure that arrangements are in place in schools to support pupils at school with medical conditions.
Governing bodies should ensure that school leaders consult health and social care professionals, pupils and parents to ensure the needs of children with medical conditions are properly understood and effectively supported.
The Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act ensures that people with long-term health conditions, such as epilepsy, aren't treated any differently to anyone else.
The Gov.uk website states that:
It’s against the law for a school or other education provider to treat disabled students unfavourably. This includes:
- Direct discrimination, for example refusing admission to a student because of disability
- Indirect discrimination, for example only providing application forms in one format that may not be accessible
- Discrimination arising from a disability
- Victimisation, for example suspending a disabled student because they’ve complained about harassment