When introducing epilepsy, we must first recognise that there are around 40 different types of
seizures. Statistics show that one in five people will have a seizure at some time in their life although
only some of these will be caused by epilepsy.
Epilepsy is a neurological condition that affects the brain and the nervous system and is covered by
the Equality Act 2010. The condition can affect people for only a portion of their life, or it can be
lifelong. Because of the varied nature of the condition an awareness of epilepsy and the actions you
can take if you are present during a seizure is incredibly useful for those who work in health and
This course will give you an overview of epilepsy. It lists the methods of diagnosis, what a seizure is
and how the brain can be affected. It will introduce some possible seizure triggers and describe what
to do when someone has a seizure. It will also discuss some of the treatments offered to people
with epilepsy and provide practical advice on what you can do if you witness someone having a
This course is aimed primarily at people working in the care sector with children or adults however
anyone who would like to expand their knowledge or understand what to do if they see someone
have a seizure should take this course.
This course is also a great one to do alongside first aid training as it expands on the information
relating to seizures that is usually taught as part of first aid.
Having a knowledge of Epilepsy and the different types of seizure and the actions you can take if you
are present during a seizure will allow you to take a proactive role in ensuring the person is kept safe
and as comfortable as possible.
CPD approval means that this course can be used by those that need to prove they are continually
Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through
the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training in around their
work and personal life.
If you would like to further your skills and be prepared for situations that might require a fist line
response, then our Emergency First aid in the workplace or Paediatric First Aid courses are both
great next steps from this one.
For those people that have already completed First Aid training then another course that can
complement your knowledge is Diabetes Awareness.
|Course||Module Number||Module Name||Pass % Required|
|Epilepsy Awareness||1||What Is Epilepsy?||70|
|Epilepsy Awareness||2||Types Of Seizure||70|
|Epilepsy Awareness||3||What To Do||70|
Recommended System Requirements
• Browser: Up to date web browser
• Video: Up to date video drivers
• Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
• Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)
Duration: 30 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).