Level 2 Epilepsy Awareness
This Epilepsy Awareness Level 2 course is designed to enable students to increase their awareness of the health condition epilepsy and look deeper into the holistic view of epilepsy and how it can affect someone at any stage in their life.
The course explains the different types of seizures experienced by someone with epilepsy, including generalised, simple and complex focal seizures, absences and tonic seizures, and atonic and myoclonic seizures. The course also looks into treatment plans, signs & symptoms, medications and their side effects, statistics, health & safety, and how to raise awareness for people who have epilepsy.
de Carteret House, 7 Castle Street, St Helier, JE2 3BT.
This course is also available via distance learning.
Did you know?
- ‘only 3% of the population of people with epilepsy are photosensitive?’
- ‘1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy in their lifetime.’
- ‘Each year, more than 1 in 1,000 people with epilepsy die from SUDEP (Sudden Unexplained Death in Epileptic Patients).’
- ‘Only 44% of people taking seizure medicines reported no seizures in the past year. This means 56% were still having seizures despite seizure medicine.’
- ‘Around 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, making it one of the most common neurological diseases globally.’
This course helps people understand in depth: what epilepsy is, how it is treated and what it is like for someone living with epilepsy and the challenges they may face each day.
A range of Epilepsy Awareness related subjects are covered including:
- What epilepsy is and its prevalence in the UK
- The cause of epilepsy, the symptoms and how it is diagnosed
- What a seizure is and the main types
- How epilepsy is treated
- Common epilepsy drugs and their side effects
- The importance of staying safe for people with epilepsy
- Implementing epilepsy awareness measures in the workplace
A Level 2 national qualification will be issued to the learner, subject to successfully completing the end of class written exam.
A short formative and summative exam will be handed out at the end of the course.
A minimum of 8 students and a maximum of 12 students are allowed to enrol on this course. Students must be a minimum of 14 years of age. A certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.