Epilepsy Training and Responding to Seizures for Schools and Early Years: 2 hour Virtual Classroom Session


Supporting Children With Epilepsy. 2-hour course for up to 15 students

Taught via Zoom in our virtual classroom

This vital course teaches what epilepsy is and the necessary skills required to look after a child with this condition. You will learn how to provide any additional day to day support which might be required, as well as learning how to respond in an emergency situation.

You will be taught about the different types of epilepsy and understand the impact they each can have on individual children.

The course will explore the various medication programmes children may be prescribed and the impact these may have.

The theoretical components of administrating emergency medication will be covered during the training course.

This course can also be delivered in your setting on a mutually agreed date, additional travel expenses may apply outside of London postcodes for onsite training. Price on application

*(extra staff can be accommodated at an extra cost) 

Why This Course Matters

The Children and Families Act 2014 introduced the legal obligation that schools must provide appropriate care for children with medical conditions. Riverside Cares’ epilepsy training will ensure that staff will confidently understand the condition and have the appropriate knowledge to manage seizures. The training course is designed to support a School in fulfilling its responsibility to provide equality of access to learning and to ensure all children have the opportunity to be included in all school activities.

One in every 220 children will have a diagnosis of epilepsy. That’s an average of one child with epilepsy in every primary school, and 5 in every secondary school ( Epilepsy Action).

This course is suitable for you/your staff if you:

  • Work in an Early Years Setting
  • Work as an ‘at home’ childcarer
  • Childminder
  • School
  • Nursery
  • Parent Group


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of what Epilepsy is and recognition of different seizure types
  • List some factors that influence how epilepsy affects pupils at school
  • Recognise possible trigger factors
  • Be able to support an adult/ children/young person experiencing seizures, ensuring their safety and dignity
  • Demonstrate awareness of the importance in observing and recording seizure activity
  • Describe some safety measures that can be taken in and out of lessons to keep children with epilepsy safe
  • Understand the need for balancing risk and achieving a quality of life
  • Be able to undertake a risk assessment for a child with epilepsy
  • Create an individual healthcare plan (IHP) for a child with epilepsy
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the epilepsy emergency management plan
  • List some barriers to inclusion
  • Describe what schools need to do to support pupils with epilepsy
  • Support parents in understanding the condition


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