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Module 2 - Supporting Adults with a Learning Disability and Epilepsy.

Module 2: Supporting Adults with a Learning Disability and Epilepsy (a City & Guilds Assured programme).

Duration: One and a half days (Workshop 1 - 9.30am to 4pm. Workshop 2 (online) - 9.30am to 1pm)

Next dates: 10th January 2023 with the follow up workshop on 9th February 2024

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  • To provide participants with in-depth understanding of epilepsy and its effects on people, as well as an understanding of how to support people with a learning disability who has epilepsy as a co-morbidity.

Target Audience

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Target Audience

  • Support Workers, Personal Assistants, Day Centre Workers, Junior Managers.
  • More experienced staff who support adults with learning disabilities and autism who are looking to develop their knowledge and skills into more advanced and specialist areas.
  • Those with a good understanding of supporting adults with a learning disability or have completed our Module 1 ‘Introduction to Supporting Adults with a Learning Disability’ course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand epilepsy and know about its treatments.
  • Know the relevant legislations and policies we need to be aware of when supporting someone with epilepsy.
  • Be familiar with the signs and symptoms and triggers of epileptic seizures and their management.
  • Recognise the importance of record keeping.
  • Understand how to support individuals during a seizure.
  • Be able to maintain effective epilepsy records.
  • Be able to participate in the management of risks associated with epilepsy.

Content: Workshop 1

  • What is ‘epilepsy’?; common types, causes  and prevalence
  • Epilepsy co-morbidities
  • Risk assessments
  • Record keeping
  • Treatment, medication and side effects
  • Person centred care and support
  • Available specialist support and how to access it
  • Key legislation, policy and guidelines.


Content: Workshop 2

  • Recap of workshop 1, action plans and workbook.
  • Importance of record keeping.
  • Supporting someone during a seizure.
  • Epilepsy risk assessment and plans.
  • Reflection on the experience and impact of this training.

I have always enjoyed Estia's training and I will get my staff to do this training too.  It was very easy to follow along and the trainer very knowledge and great at making this topic enjoyable. 

City & Guilds Course Requirements

In addition to attending all workshops, participants  will be required to complete and submit all the following learning activities on Oracle, our virtual learning environment in order to successfully complete the course:

  1. Develop a self-identified action plan at the end of first workshop.
  2. Work towards achieving their action plan goal during the month before the final workshop.
  3. Complete and submit assigned workbook exercises before the final workshop.
  4. Complete and submit a reflective exercise at the end of the final workshop.


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On booking a place on this training programme, you will be directed to Estia Oracle, our new virtual learning environment where you can access workshop information, learning materials and resources.  If you would like to book multiple places for this course please email 

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