Covered in this course

The Asthma Training for Schools & Carers course is broken down into 5 sections.

1) What is Asthma?

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.

We take a look at the background of Asthma in the first part of our Children with Asthma Training

2) Triggers and Symptoms of 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.

1 in 11 children in the UK have Asthma

3) Medication

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. 

Image showing the types of inhalers available to children with Asthma

4) Asthma Attacks

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.

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

5) School Responsibilities

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.

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

Asthma Training Certificate

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 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 Asthma Training Certificate includes your namecompany name (if applicable), name of course takenpass percentagecompletion dateexpiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Asthma Training Certificate

Real user reviews

Based on 24 real user reviews.

4.58 out of 5
A good course

A very informative training course with good clear steps on when to act on poorly controlled asthma conditions and when the steps to approach parents on obtaining further asthma intervention from a GP to enable their child to cope with asthma.

Very informative

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It was OK as an awareness raiser.

I do not think this would be sufficient to help staff cope with a child having an asthma attack - they are rather scary, though also frequently not treated as seriously as they should be. Unfortunately, I am lucky to have footage of a person having an attack in real life which I can show as I believe you really should be ready for the unexpected.

Easy to use

The course will be beneficial in the future as it provided valuable information on how to deal with the problems of asthma in the younger child.

Really simple and informative

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Informative and easy to follow

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The course was well set out.

The course was easy to follow and I was really pleased when I passed the exam.

Excellent easy to use course

Really easy to navigate through the course. You can pause or go back to previous slide to take notes. Exellent.

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Legislations relating to Children with Asthma

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.

Asthma in The Children and Families Act 2014

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

The Equality Act 2010 

For many people, Asthma is a long-term health condition and The Equality Act of 2010 stipulates that anyone with long-term health conditions can not be treated any differently to anyone else. 

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