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Supporting Pupils at School with Asthma, Allergies and Anaphylaxis

Course Overview

This course teaches staff how to support pupils in school with asthma, allergies and anaphylaxis.


3.5 hours

Aimed at

School nurses, teachers, teaching assistants, admin officers who have a role supporting pupils at school with medical conditions


There are written tests that you will take to test your knowledge of the theory (after reading the workbook). There are practical tests of competency that you will undertake on the face-to-face workshop.


One year (in line with CQC/NICE recommendations)

Course Mapping

QCF Unit 3047: Support the use of medication in social care settings.

Accredited with

Skills for care

Course content (click to expand)

Workbook (click to expand)

Each learner will be provided with a comprehensive workbook mapping to the learning outcomes in HSC QCF Unit 3047:

  • What is asthma?
  • What triggers asthma?
  • Treating asthma
  • Different models of inhaler
  • Personal asthma action plans
  • The asthma register
  • Identifying triggers
  • Treating asthma attacks
  • The emergency salbutamol inhaler
Practical Workshop (click to expand)

On the face-to-face practical workshop you will learn the skills and competencies required, namely:

  • How to operate the common types of inhaler
  • How to recognize an asthma attack
  • How to treat a mild, moderate and severe asthma attack
  • Who to contact after an asthma attack
  • How to recognize an anaphylactic reaction
  • How to treat an anaphylactic reaction
  • How to inject adrenaline using the various models of adrenaline auto-injector
  • Who to contact after treatment


(excluding VAT)

£600 (max of 16 people)