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Covered in this course
This training course is broken down into 5 sections
- 1 The Background of Epilepsy
- 2 Types of Epileptic Seizures
- 3 Triggers and Treatment
- 4 Your Responsibilities
- 5 How Epilepsy Affects Education and Well-being
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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 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 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.
Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.
38 real user reviews
The course covers all the different classifications of epilepsy and offers a unique insight into the roles and responsibilities of all staff within an educational environment in meeting the needs of any students who have epilepsy.
clear & concise
This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars
Good all round information whether this is for first timers or refreshers, very informative.
The last questions would not show up
I liked the video clips which were very informative and was great to watch and take in with step by step procedures to follow. Vet useful and great way to remember if you are more of a visual person
Very imformative and appropriate
This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars
Extremely thorough and informative
As a person who suffered childhood epilepsy this course was extremely informative and detailed. This will make a great difference to how childeren with epilepsy are treated in school, I just wish it had been around when I was a student!
The courses are easy to follow.
The courses are very informative and easy to follow as they can be accessed easily via different ways. I enjoy learning information this way and highly recommended this way of learning.
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