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Understanding & Managing Epilepsy

Understanding and Managing Epilepsy (UME)

This is a half day certificated course that expands on the themes discussed in the awareness talks. This course is designed for anyone working with or caring for someone with epilepsy. You do not need previous epilepsy awareness training. This course will give you greater understanding of epilepsy. The course includes information on:

  • Causes of epilepsy
  • Types of epileptic seizures (epilepsy symptoms and signs of epilepsy)
  • Living with epilepsy
  • Social implications of epilepsy
  • Support needs of people with epilepsy and their families
  • First aid guidance for managing seizures
     

The certificate is awarded on the day after completing the course. To be awarded the certificate the participant must demonstrate:

  • A basic understanding of what epilepsy is and how it can be treated
  • Awareness of the more common types of seizures and the effect epilepsy has on the individual, family, friends, carers and the wider community
  • Understanding of first aid guidelines for seizures
     

The certificate for this course is valid for 2 years.

The cost is £54 per person delivered in our Edinburgh or Glasgow office, and includes refreshments.

A maximum of 15 delegates can be trained at your own venue for a cost of £575* (from 1 April 2017).

Available dates can be viewed here.

*In addition to the cost of the course, organisations will be charged for the trainer's travelling expenses which are calculated at 40p per mile from the nearest Epilepsy Scotland office to the training course venue.