Epilepsy Awareness Training

Epilepsy Awareness
£25 +VAT

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.

  • 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
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

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.


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)

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.


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.