supporting individuals with epilepsy


For staff / carers supporting people with epilepsy.

why attend?

The course will provide learners with a more detailed understanding of epilepsy, how it affects each person in a unique way, how to support people sensitively & any new information that relates to managing this condition.

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • demonstrate an awareness of the most common causes of both epilepsy and seizures
  • demonstrate an awareness of how different seizure types may manifest themselves,
  • identify how they would support an individual having a seizure and actions they should take or not take,
  • demonstrate an awareness of good recording procedures.
  • understand procedures for administering both rectal and oromucosal/ buccal rescue medications.
  • Undertake epilepsy risk assessments and safety issues (use of common sense)
  • Give appropriate first aid for epilepsy
  • record seizures accurately & clearly

(This course can be adapted to meet the needs of your service, if you would like it to cover specific seizure types that may be peculiar to a particular service user, specific recording systems or the administrations of rescue medication please discuss this at the point of booking).


Full day

meeting standards

CARE CERTIFICATE In particular, aims to help meet the knowledge required to meet outcomes of standards: 3,5, 7 & 13

FUNDAMENTAL STANDARDS (CQC) In particular the course will enable the provider to help staff from the service demonstrate training has taken place around: Regulations 9, 10 & 12

CARE ACT 2014 GUIDANCE More specifically enables providers and their staff to understand their duties under sections 1 & 10 of the Act (and their subsections)

MENTAL CAPACITY ACT 2005 – this subject area is woven into presentation and discussion as required during course delivery.

Please note: As far as reasonably possible we have indicated the standards covered.

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