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Basic Epilepsy Awareness Training - for Learning Disability Services (non ESCC) ONLY

Faraday House, 1 Faraday House
Admin Contact
Adult Social Care Training Mailbox (
Target Audience
Personal Assistants (Care) / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
Independent Care Sector, Carers & Voluntary Sector / Personal Assistants
Learning Disability / Medication
Course description
To maintain the safety of all participants on this training, delegates are asked to wear a face mask for the duration of the course.

In addition, the trainers request that each delegate completes a lateral flow test before attending. If the result of this test is either positive or inconclusive, please DO NOT ATTEND the course and instead re-book yourself for an alternative date.


This training is ONLY suitable for those working in a Learning Disability service. East Sussex County Council staff should not attend this training but should refer to the ESCC DPS ONLY courses.   


  •  At the end of the training, a Community Learning Disability Nurse will demonstrate how to administer emergency medication used in epilepsy and you will watch a DVD of safe administration of Buccal Midazolam. You will also have the opportunity to practice the administration of rectal diazepam.
    If you require the rectal Diazepam training, please contact the Adult Social Care training team at  to confirm this. There is specific equipment needed that will only be brought on courses where delegates have confirmed a need for rectal Diazepam training

  •  Your manager will be responsible for providing on going support in the workplace but it will be your responsibility to highlight any concerns you have regarding administration of the medication

  •  A certificate of attendance will be provided; this is not a certificate of competence.


Training objectives

The aim of this training is:

  • To provide basic training around epilepsy, its management and care 

  • This may include the practical demonstration in the administration of Buccal Midazolam or Rectal Diazepam.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course it is anticipated you will be able to:

· Explain key aspects of epilepsy

· Identify different seizures groups and types

· State safe practice measures when responding to/supporting an individual having a seizure

· Discuss anti-epileptic medication and side effects, including emergency medication (Buccal Midazolam or Rectal Diazepam)

· Describe the documentation and the required information for recording a seizure

· Administer emergency medication (Buccal Midazolam or Rectal Diazepam) if required. There is no assessment of competence.


Additional Information
Start Date
Thursday 13 January 2022
End Date
Thursday 13 January 2022
Closing Date
Monday 3 January 2022
10:30 - 13:30
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