Epilepsy Awareness Training

CPD Approved
Epilepsy Awareness
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£25 +VAT

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

This course will teach you about epilepsy and seizures, including what epilepsy is, causes, triggers, symptoms and the different treatment options. You will learn about the effects that epilepsy can have on a child or young person's development and functioning, as well as how to support individuals living with the condition.

The course outlines the different responses to different types of seizures, how to recognise an emergency situation and how to support an individual after a seizure. It contains downloadable resources to help with recording seizures and identifying any patterns or potential triggers. By the end of this training, you will also be aware of the relevant legislation and associated legal responsibilities.

This course was last audited on: 30th March 2023
  • Developed by healthcare professionals
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Accompanying downloadable resources
  • Approximate duration: 2- 3 hours
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day

Aims of the course

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand what epilepsy is and how to recognise its signs and symptoms.
  • Be aware of potential triggers of epilepsy and seizures.
  • Know how to provide support during a seizure.
  • Understand the impact of epilepsy on development and functioning.
  • Be aware of relevant legislation and have an understanding of the associated legal responsibilities.


CPD Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 2 years.

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Course content

1Introduction to Epilepsy

What is epilepsy, epilepsy in children and young people, causes of epilepsy, epilepsy terminology, types of epilepsy, fighting stigma and epilepsy and the law.

2Understanding Epilepsy and Seizures

Types of seizures, triggers of seizures, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

3Providing Support During a Seizure

How to respond to a seizure, how to recognise an emergency situation, recording a seizure and support after the event.

4Impact on Development and Functioning

Learning difficulties, memory, processing difficulties, effects of medication, injuries and falls, sleep and mood and behaviour.

5Supporting Those with Epilepsy

Talking about epilepsy, managing risks, risk assessments, individual healthcare plans (IHPs), education, health and care plans (EHCPs) and working together.

6Course Resources

Download or revisit all of the extra resources in the course.

 Download Course Overview (PDF)


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically, so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass, don't worry. You can take the test as many times as you need – with no extra charge.

Who should take this course?

This course is suitable for anyone who may be around children and young people with epilepsy. The information it provides can help everyone to understand how to respond to a seizure and the impact that epilepsy can have on development and functioning. It would be particularly beneficial for:

  • Care workers and healthcare assistants.
  • Social workers and support workers.
  • Teachers, teaching assistants and school governors.
  • Leaders of community groups and sports groups.

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If your delivery address is in the UK, we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address once you’ve completed your course. Although we try to deliver your certificates as soon as possible, please allow 3-4 working days for delivery.

Don’t want to wait? You can instantly download your digital certificate as a PDF after course completion.

Additionally, please note that if your company is paying by invoice we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

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Continued support

Our friendly customer support team is happy to help at any stage of your training. Call us on 0333 006 7000 or contact support@highspeedtraining.co.uk, and we’ll do our best to answer any questions you may have. 

Additionally, have you seen our help page? It’s full of useful information to help guide you through your training experience.