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Supporting Pupils at School with Epilepsy and Administering Buccal Midazolam

Course overview

This course teaches staff how to support pupils at school with epilepsy. It covers the learning outcomes identified by the Joint Epilepsy Council UK.

Aimed at

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


Face-to-face (in person) practical workshop


3.5 hours


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.


Course mapping

Joint Epilepsy Council of the UK learning outcomes

Price (excluding VAT)

£675 per workshop at your venue (max 12 people).

Course content

See below (click to expand). Call us if you wish to discuss tailoring content to you.

Course content (click to expand)

Workbook (click to expand)

Each learner will be provided with a comprehensive workbook providing the following learning outcomes:

  • What causes seizures
  • Types of seizure
  • The psychological, social, and effects on learning epilepsy can have
  • Learning disabilities and epilepsy
  • Adaptations to the learning environment
  • Triggers
  • Individual healthcare plans for epilepsy
  • Treating epilepsy
  • What to do when a seizure occurs
  • How is midazolam given?
  • How is diazepam given?
  • Records needed
  • What to if the seizure doesn’t stop
  • Recording when rescue medication is given
  • Storing rescue medication
Practical Workshop (click to expand)

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

  • How to work from the pupils individual healthcare plan
  • How to recognize a seizure
  • How to provide first aid during a seizure
  • How to administer rescue medication during a seizure
  • What to monitor after a seizure
  • How to record rescue medication administered