- Course Code: UKVC20EAC
- Location: Online
- Duration: 2.25 hours
- Cost: £199.00
- Qualification: All modern browsers and devices
- Course Access: Lifetime
- Exams Included: Yes
- Compatibility: All major browsers and devices
Epilepsy affects more than half a million British citizens every year and there are more than 50 million people the world over who suffer from it.
It’s one of the most common neurological conditions and is caused due to the discharge of electrical activity in different areas of the brain. During a seizure, some parts of the brain may stop functioning while other parts continue to function as usual.
In this epilepsy awareness course, you can find out more about epilepsy and how to respond in the right way.
What you will learn:
- What is epilepsy and the reasons for seizures
- How to use the right words to describe epileptic seizures
- What happens before, during and after an epileptic seizure
- What happens in the brain during an epileptic attack
- How to recognise signs of a tonic-clonic seizure
- Treatments for epilepsy including medications, surgery and dietary interventions
Benefits of learning the course:
- Knowing more about the causes, symptoms and treatments can help you help yourself and others.
- There is often a social stigma surrounding epilepsy. You can understand the causes, symptoms and management strategies better
- You can identify the signs of an epileptic seizure and help the person
- You can help spread awareness about epilepsy among your family and friends
Who can take the Epilepsy Awareness Certificate course?Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 4 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.
Where / when can I study the course?You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move!
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 4 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 4 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if I fail the test?If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.
When will I receive my certificate?Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it. If you would prefer us to post you a certificate to a UK address, there will be an admin charge of £10 (certificates sent internationally may cost more).
How can I pay?You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. Our site uses the latest SSL encryption to ensure your safety. All payments are handled securely by PayPal.
How long after payment can I begin the course?You can begin the course immediately after your payment has been received. You will create your login details during the checkout process. We will also send you an email confirming your login details.
How long does it take to complete the Epilepsy Awareness Certificate course?We estimate that the course will take about 2.25 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.
How long is my certificate valid for?Once you have been awarded your certificate it is valid for life. The certificate does not expire or need renewing.