Epilepsy Awareness


This course gives an overview of epilepsy, including causes, symptoms, treatments, what to do if someone has a seizure, and the legal position with regard to employment and driving.

Different types of seizure are explained, and seizures not associated with epilepsy are also described.

The course is an overview of epilepsy for people who might come into contact with colleagues, service users and friends who have epilepsy and who want to be able to recognise a seizure and know how to deal with it.


Duration: 30 minutes

This course contains the following modules:

Module name Type Duration
Epilepsy Awareness Online 00:20:00


This courses is for anyone who might come into contact with a person with epilepsy, including:

  • Social Care staff
  • Teachers and tutors in schools, colleges and universities
  • Anyone who might have a colleague with epilepsy
  • Employers and HR staff


In this course you will learn:

  • What epilepsy is
  • About the different types of seizure
  • What triggers seizures
  • How epilepsy is controlled
  • What to do if someone has a seizure
  • The law relating to working or employing someone with epilepsy
  • The law relating to driving with epilepsy


Some of the topics covered are:

What is epilepsy; causes of epilepsy; treatment for epilepsy; different types of seizure; first aid for someone having a seizure; when to call an ambulance; febrile seizures; living with epilepsy; working with epilepsy; driving with epilepsy; sudden unexpexted death in epilepsy.

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