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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 5 sections

  1. 1 What is Asthma?
  2. 2 Triggers and Symptoms of Asthma
  3. 3 Medication
  4. 4 Asthma Attacks
  5. 5 School Responsibilities
Child with an illustration of their lungs - Asthma Training for Schools & Carers
We take a look at the background of Asthma in the first part of our Children with Asthma Training

In this section we discuss the causes, diagnosis and effects of asthma. We also explain how important a child’s “asthma records” are. These documents include an Individual Healthcare Plan, an Asthma Action Plan, and a School Asthma Card.

1 in 11 children in the UK have Asthma

This section covers asthma triggers and symptoms. It explains the difference between allergic and non-allergic triggers and how to avoid them. It also explains the common asthma symptoms and how to recognise them.

Image showing the types of inhalers available to children with Asthma

Here, we discuss the common types of medication that are used by different age groups at school, including inhalers, spacers and nebulisers. We discuss how and when to use them, as well as how to store and clean them. 

Teacher helps child take his inhaler as part of our Children with Asthma Training Course

Asthma attacks must be prevented in order to keep children with asthma safe. This section is a comprehensive guide to what an asthma attack is, how to recognise one, and the emergency procedure that needs to be followed if a child is having an attack.

Section 5 looks at your responsibilities as a school to those with Asthma

Our final section explains the responsibilities of school management and staff. We discuss school policies, school trips, exams, exercise and the importance of emotional support.

About this course

Controlling a child’s asthma on a daily basis is crucial for their health and well-being.

According to Asthma UK, over 1.1 million children in the UK are being treated for Asthma. That's 1 in 11 children, meaning that the average primary school class could contain 3 Asthmatic children. With that said, there has never been a better time for people working with children to undergo training that is required to prevent Asthma attacks from happening, be it in schools or elsewhere. 

This online Asthma Training for Schools & Carers course has been written for people who care for children with asthma, particularly those who work in schools

It covers the responsibilities of school staff and management. It looks at asthma triggers and symptoms, medication, school trips, exams, emotional support, and what to do in an emergency such as an asthma attack.

You may also require, or be interested the following courses that we have developed for schools and those working with children: Children with Epilepsy Training, Diabetes Training for Schools and Children with Allergies / Anaphylaxis Training

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

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Zoe Phillips

The importance of Asthma 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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Asthma Training certificate

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

This Asthma 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 Asthma 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.

Asthma Training Certificate

246 real user reviews

4.8 out of 5
Clear, informative and engaging

A clear and easy course to navigate with good examples and very useful information specific to the school environment.

It was really good

I suffer with asthma myself but I found the test very good and helpful to understand about asthma in children

Informative but repetitive

Lots of the information seemed to be very repetitive, but just reworded in a different way.

Pleased with the video

Could understand everything that I listened to very clear

Very informative

Well presented and very easy to understand.

Excellent information

Although I have suffered with Asthma for many years some points on using an inhaler with a spacer were very informative.


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

very informative

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.

The Children and Families Act came into force on the 1st of September 2014. It states that children with medical conditions should be properly supported throughout their education and that schools must consult with health care professionals, parents and pupils to fully ensure that the needs of each child with a medical condition are properly understood and met. 

Parents of children with medical conditions are often concerned that their child’s health will deteriorate when they attend school.

It is therefore important that parents feel confident that schools will provide effective support for their child’s medical condition and that pupils feel safe.

Guidelines of The Children and Families Act 2014

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