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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 5 sections

  1. 1 The Background of Epilepsy
  2. 2 Types of Epileptic Seizures
  3. 3 Triggers and Treatment
  4. 4 Your Responsibilities
  5. 5 How Epilepsy Affects Education and Well-being
Illustration of epileptic triggers - Epilepsy Training
An image of Epilepsy affects the brain

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.

An image of our step-to-step guide to dealing with seizures as part of our children with Epilepsy Training

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.

A diagram illustrating what can trigger an Epileptic seizure

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.

Image representing a school policy, in this section we look at your responsibilities as a school

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.

Our children with Epilepsy training course looks at how education can be negatively impacted by Epilepsy

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.

About this course

In the UK alone, around 64,000 children have epilepsy. That’s about 1 in every 220 children. This means that on average, there could be 1 child with epilepsy in every primary school and 5 children with epilepsy in each secondary school.

This Epilepsy Training for Schools title provides the information you need to support a child at school with epilepsy, explaining the different types of seizures, the symptoms and most importantly, what to do to help a child who is having a seizure.

It also looks at the responsibilities, policies and procedures and the well-being of children with epilepsy. The course is split into 5 sections and includes a step-by-step guide of what to do and what not do when a child is having a seizure, making it easier to digest and follow.

This Epilepsy Training Programme is part of our series for schools about looking after children with health conditions. You might also require, or be interested in, our Children with Allergies Training, Children with Asthma Training and/or our Diabetes Training for Schools.

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Zoe Phillips, a presenter of Epilepsy Training for Schools & Carers

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Zoe Phillips

The importance of Epilepsy Training for Schools & Carers

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Epilepsy Training certificate

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Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Epilepsy Training for Schools & Carers course concludes with a 15 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions 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 reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Epilepsy Training for Schools & Carers Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

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Epilepsy Training Certificate

306 real user reviews

4.8 out of 5
Great course and very thorough.

A very detailed and informative course covering everything that we need to be aware of when supporting a child with epilepsy. Very helpful information about how to spot initial warning signs and how to support them through the various types of seizures.





Very good

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars


informative and enjoyable


I found this training on Epilepsy for schools and carers very interesting. this has help me to develop my knowledge with young adults with SEND needs. I can use this in my current position.

I learn so many new things.

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

This class was easy and understandable

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

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. And 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 supported.

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


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