We have a dynamic team of professional epilepsy trainers providing epilepsy training of the highest quality. With their extensive knowledge and experience of the condition, our trainers are able to deliver training tailored to suit your needs.

All our the trainers keep up to date with best practice in the management of epilepsy care, and where appropriate, our training content adheres to the ESNA guidelines.

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On-site training resuming from 6 September 2020

As lockdown restrictions have begun lifting, we have been keen to reinstate on-site training. While we will continue to offer online training solutions, for organisations who welcome this way of working, we know that some would prefer to get back to our older style of delivery, in person, at your venue.

We have carefully assessed and sought guidance on how we can resume face to face training while adhering to the government’s advice on reducing COVID-19 risks.

Full details are available on request from our Training Manager, Nicola Milne at nmilne@epilepsyscotland.org.uk.

A quick summary of our precautions is listed below:

 

  • We will discuss training delivery with each venue to ensure that there is enough space to allow for adequate social distancing, and check that hand washing facilities are available.
  • We will also discuss cleaning schedules and request sight of the COVID-19 risk assessment in place. If we are providing the venue, our risk assessment will be available to all our attendees.
  • Attendees will be asked to sign an agreement form, ensuring that they do no not attend on the day if they are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, and that they will inform their trainer and leave immediately should they start to feel unwell during the day.
  • There will be no direct contact during the course.
  • Gloves will be provided for all attendees and face masks may be necessary depending on venue size.
  • Trainers will wear face shields.
  • We are working on blended models of providing on site and online training. Please contact Nicola Milne to discuss your individual needs.

 

Benefits of on site training include:

  • Enjoying the ‘classroom’ feel, which tends to encourage more discussion and questions from attendees.
  • Practical hands on experience of the midazolam and diazepam equipment.
  • Allows for a more rigorous practical assessment of medication delivery.

Benefits of online training include:

  • Convenience of being able to join from any location
  • Elimination of COVID-19 risks
  • Small cost saving, both on course fees and staff travel time.

All our courses will still be delivered virtually, through Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams or Google Meet.

 

 

 

 

 

Have a look at some of the feedback we’ve received from our training sessions:

“I liked the way Nicola presented the content of the course – it was clear and simple. Thanks to Nicola and the course I realised how complex epilepsy is.” (July 2020)

“I thought the course had been adapted really well to do over Zoom. I feel like it was as informative as the previous in person course. The precourse information booklet was very clear and provided very good instructions. I also liked the videos and links.” (August 2020)

“Zoe was an excellent tutor who really took the time to explain everything. Enjoyed working in groups for certain excercises. Clear and concise throughout.” (August 2020)

If you have any training needs or want to find out about available dates, locations and cost, please contact our Training Manager, Nicola Milne by email at nmilne@epilepsyscotland.org.uk.