• Level 3
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Epilepsy Medication Train the Trainer

This Epilepsy Medication train the trainer course is ideal for candidates looking to teach their own epilepsy training courses. The course will equip you with the relevant knowledge to teach a basic epilepsy awareness course as well as an advanced version including the knowledge and administration techniques of the rescue medications.

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This Epilepsy Medication train the trainer course is ideal for candidates looking to teach their own epilepsy training courses.

The course will equip you with the relevant knowledge to teach a basic epilepsy awareness course as well as an advanced version including the knowledge and administration techniques of the rescue medications.

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Course Summary

  • The Trainer's Role in Epilepsy Awareness
  • Creating a Safe and Supportive Learning Environment
  • Trainer-Learner Relationships
  • Inclusive Teaching and Learning for Epilepsy Awareness
  • Micro-Teaching: Develop and Deliver Your Epilepsy Awareness Session (Homework)

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24/10 - 25/10/2024






11/12 - 12/12/2024






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Train the Trainer FAQs

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    Do I need to have prior knowledge before attending this course?

    Yes you do. You need to have prior knowledge and competence within the subject. Additionally, this epilepsy medication train the trainer course is to teach you to deliver your own course on the subject, not to teach you the subject itself.

    Will I have to conduct a microteach?

    Yes you will be required to conduct a minimum 15 minute microteach during the course to the rest of the class.

    Can I purchase the presentations and materials to use in my own courses?

    Yes you can, Just ask a member of staff and they can run you through the whole process!

    Where do you deliver this epilepsy medication train the trainer?

    We can deliver this Epilepsy Medication Train the Trainer course at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in the Midlands if you don't have access to a training room. Furthermore, our open courses will be held at specific venues, for a list of available dates/venues please see the full list below.

    Who is the epilepsy medication train the trainer for?

    This training is for anyone who wishes to run their own training courses within this specific subject.

    Who Can I Teach After Attending This Course?

    Please note you can only teach “inhouse” staff. However, if you wish to train delegates outside of your organisation you will need a Level 3 Award in Education and Training or a teaching qualification.

    How Many delegates can I have on one session?

    We will run this course for a maximum of 8 delegates – however for larger groups we can either provide multiple trainers on the same day or run multiple days to get everyone trained.

    Who Will Conduct The Training?

    One of our expert tutors who have an abundance of training and assessing experience and knowledge – so you’ll be in great hands! Furthermore, we will let you know who is doing the training in advance, you can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.

About Our Epilepsy Train the Trainer

This epilepsy train the trainer course helps people learn how to teach others about epilepsy awareness and medication.  It is for healthcare workers like nurses, carers, and experienced senior workers who deal with epilepsy, or anyone who needs to spread awareness and educate others about epilepsy.

This course also benefits organisation to have in-house staff who will train other staff such as

  • Junior staff: epilepsy awareness training and
  • people who are qualified to give epilepsy medication within the team.

This keeps the team skilled to support individuals within their care.

  • Course Duration: 2 days
  • Course Level: Level 2
  • Certificate: 3-year certificate
  • Max Delegates: 12
  • Practical: Yes
  • Mode: Face to Face/Blended
  • Location: Across UK

What you’ll learn in an epilepsy train-the-trainer course:

  1. Focus: The main focus is on teaching you how to train others, not just about epilepsy itself.
  2. Trainers: You’ll learn how to make interesting and helpful training sessions for your audience. This includes knowing how adults learn, presenting well, and making sure everyone feels included.
  3. Epilepsy Knowledge: You’ll get a good start on epilepsy basics, like:
    • Types of seizures
    • What causes epilepsy and how it’s diagnosed
    • How epilepsy is treated (sometimes)
    • What to do in a seizure emergency
    • What it’s like to live with epilepsy (how it affects your social life and feelings)

Practical Skills:

You’ll learn practical skills like:

  • Knowing and helping with different people’s learning needs
  • Using different teaching methods (e.g., presentations, group discussions, simulations)
  • Giving good feedback
  • Handling challenging behaviour during training


There might be tests to check how much you know about epilepsy and how good you are at making and doing a training session. You might even do a practice training session to get feedback.



You MUST have basic epilepsy training knowledge before attending.

Who Can Attend:

This epilepsy train the trainer course is suitable for:

  • Healthcare professionals (nurses, therapists, paramedics)
  • Social care professionals (social workers, care assistants, support workers)
  • Education professionals (teachers, teaching assistants, SENCOs)
  • Community support professionals (epilepsy nurses, charity staff)
  • Workplace professionals (occupational health, first aid trainers)
  • Individuals with epilepsy and their caregivers

The course equips attendees to effectively train others on epilepsy awareness, seizure recognition, response, and management within their organisations or communities.


Epilepsy Trainer Course Module:

This module helps you teach others about epilepsy. We will start by introducing epilepsy awareness to refresh participants understanding before the main teaching aspects of the training. The focus is more building the ability to deliver a successful training.

Module Goals:

  • Understand what trainers do for epilepsy awareness.
  • Make a safe place for epilepsy training.
  • Teach in a way that includes everyone.
  • Make and teach a small lesson about epilepsy.

Module Content:

1. The Trainer’s Role in Epilepsy Awareness

1.1 What Trainers Do: Learn about the main jobs of trainers who teach about epilepsy.

1.2 Laws and Rules: Talk about the important laws and rules for epilepsy training.

1.3 Including Everyone: Learn how to make sure everyone feels welcome and valued in your training.

1.4 Helping Each Person Learn: Get skills to notice and help with how different people learn.

2. Making a Safe Place to Learn

2.1 Making It Nice: Learn how to make a place where everyone feels safe and happy to learn.

2.2 Respectful Interactions: Discuss methods to promote positive behavior and build mutual respect among trainees.

2.3 Setting Ground Rules and Checks: Learn how to make clear rules and check how everyone’s doing.

3. Trainer-Learner Relationships

3.1 Working Together: See how trainers work with others like doctors and learners.

3.2 Being Professional: Talk about why it’s important to keep things professional with learners.

4. Inclusive Teaching and Learning for Epilepsy Awareness

4.1 Everyone Matters: Learn why it’s important to include everyone’s way of learning.

4.2 Keeping It Interesting: Get ideas to make sure everyone stays interested and involved.

4.3 Handling Tough Times: Learn how to handle tricky behaviour that might make learning hard.

4.4 Talk So Everyone Understands: Learn different ways to teach so everyone understands and learns well.

4.5 Giving Helpful Feedback: Learn how to give helpful feedback to learners.

4.6 Finding Ways to Get Better: Get tips to help learners see how they can do better.

5. Small Teaching Session: Make and Teach About Epilepsy (Homework)

5.1 Making Plans: Make a detailed plan for a short epilepsy training session.

5.2 What You Need: See what tools you can use for your training session.

5.3 Getting Advice: Get advice and ideas to make your training better:

    • Watched by a Tutor: Get feedback on how you did from your tutor.
    • Watched by Friends (x2): Watch and give advice to your friends during their training sessions.

5.4 Thinking About It: Think about how you did and what you can do better.

5.5 Showing Your Plan: Share your final plan to get more advice.

This module helps you get the basics and skills to be a good trainer for epilepsy awareness.


Additional Coursesepilepsy/buccal medication training and all face-to-face trainer courses for in house staff.


Learning Outcomes

1: Understanding Roles and Responsibilities of a Trainer

  • Roles and Responsibilities of a Trainer
  • Legislation, Regulatory Requirements and Codes of Practice
  • How to promote Equality and Value Diversity
  • Importance of Identifying and meeting each individual Learners Needs

2: Understanding Ways to Maintain a Safe and Supportive Teaching and Learning Environment

  • Ways to maintain Safe and Supportive Environment
  • Promote Positive Behaviour and Respect for Others
  • Setting Ground Rules and Housekeeping (Formative and Summative Assessment)

3: Understanding Relationships between Trainer and Others

  • How the Trainer Role involves working with Others
  • Boundaries between the Trainer Role and Learners

4: Using Inclusive Teaching and Learning Approaches

  • Why is it important to create an Inclusive Learning Environment and Use Teaching and Learning Approaches to meet Individual Learner
  • How to Engage and Motivate Learners
  • Dealing with Behaviour that Challenges
  • Communicate with Learners in ways that meets their Individual Needs
  • Provide Feedback to Learners
  • Identify Areas of Improvement

5. Learning Outcome 5: Micro-Teach (HOMEWORK)

  • 1 Micro-Teach
  • 2 Resources: Workbook / Multiple Choice Exam / Leaflet / Q and A / Handout (Specific to Subject Area)
  • 2 Tutor Observation
  • 3 Peer Observation Record x 2
  • 4 Self Evaluation and Reflection
  • 5 Session Plan


Learning Outcome

By the end of the epilepsy instruction course, learners should be able to:

1. Understand the Epilepsy Trainer Role

  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of an epilepsy trainer
  • Explain relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice
  • Demonstrate how to promote equality and value diversity in epilepsy training
  • Identify and plan to meet individual learners’ needs

2. Create a Safe and Supportive Learning Environment

  • Implement strategies to maintain a safe environment for epilepsy training
  • Promote positive behaviour and respect among learners
  • Set ground rules and explain assessment methods clearly

3. Work together with Others as an Epilepsy Trainer

  • Explain how the trainer role involves collaboration with others
  • Maintain appropriate boundaries between trainer and learners

4. Use Inclusive Training Methods

  • Justify the importance of an inclusive learning environment
  • Engage and motivate learners effectively about epilepsy
  • Manage challenging behaviour during training sessions
  • Communicate in ways that meet individual learners’ needs
  • Provide constructive feedback to support learner progress
  • Identify areas for continuous improvement as a trainer

5. Demonstrate Practical Epilepsy Training Delivery

  • Conduct a micro-teach session on a core epilepsy topic
  • Develop relevant, tailored resources (workbook, assessments, handouts)
  • Utilise peer and tutor observations to evaluate training delivery
  • Complete a self-evaluation and reflective practice review
  • Create an effective, comprehensive epilepsy training session plan


Training Benefits:


  • Become an epilepsy care expert and teacher
  • Build clinical knowledge and instruction skills
  • Gain skills to train staff on medicines, seizures and side effects
  • Grow confidence teaching impactful lessons


  • Have an in-house specialist available
  • Nurses improve through regular peer lessons
  • Care quality and reliability improve across all staff
  • Better following of guidance during seizures


  • Allows affordable internal training
  • Holds knowledge despite staff changes
  • Lessens risks associated with gaps in expectations
  • Lowers harm incidents by elevating team abilities


  • Improved nursing support
  • Care team knowledge
  • Seizure control
  • Clear health communication
  • Emergency response readiness
  • Understanding of treatment plans

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Epilepsy Train the Trainer Course?

An Epilepsy Train the Trainer course teaches experienced nurses, care home supervisors or other qualified healthcare member how to properly train other to deliver safe, effective care and medication management for people living with epilepsy.

Epilepsy means people suffer from sudden recurrent seizures. Nurses/assistants get trained first but may forget proper medication details if not regularly treating epilepsy.

Our advanced course develops an experienced in-house nurse expert. They learn to teach refreshers, updating the care team on the latest protocols twice yearly regarding:

  • New approved medications
  • Preparing and injecting emergency IVs
  • Using devices to monitor
  • Improving emergency response plans
  • Guiding lifestyle changes for families

The lead nurse trainer simplifies complex topics into easy modules fitting real policies, cases and needs on your ward.

This allows staff to reinforce and build knowledge under tailored peer training suited to the unit’s specific scenarios and concerns. Frequent upgrading enables quick, confident responses.

Additionally, a 2024 training trainer review of training methods found train-the-trainer programs led to major learning gains and knowledge retention for nurses.

What are the benefits of having an in-house epilepsy awareness trainer?

Here are some key benefits of having an in-house epilepsy trainer:

  1. Tailored Training: An in-house epilepsy trainer can develop and deliver training programs that are specifically tailored to the needs of your organization, staff roles, and the individuals you support with epilepsy.
  2. Contextual Understanding: An internal trainer has a deep understanding of your organization’s culture, policies, procedures, and the specific challenges faced when supporting individuals with epilepsy in your setting.
  3. Ongoing Support: Having an in-house trainer ensures continuous access to expertise and support for staff regarding epilepsy management, rather than relying on external trainers for one-off sessions.
  4. Cost-Effective: While there is an initial investment in training the internal trainer, it can be more cost-effective in the long run compared to repeatedly hiring external trainers, especially for refresher training.
  5. Consistent Messaging: An in-house trainer can ensure consistent messaging, approach, and quality of epilepsy training across your organization, promoting standardized care practices.
  6. Relationship Building: Internal trainers can build stronger relationships with staff, fostering trust and open communication about epilepsy-related concerns or challenges.
  7. Flexible Scheduling: Having an in-house trainer allows for more flexible scheduling of training sessions, accommodating staff schedules and minimizing disruptions to operations.
  8. Continuous Improvement: An internal trainer can continuously update and improve the training content based on feedback, changing needs, and emerging best practices in epilepsy care.
  9. Fostering Expertise: By having a dedicated in-house epilepsy trainer, your organization can develop and retain valuable expertise, promoting a culture of ongoing learning and development.

Overall, an in-house epilepsy trainer can provide a more tailored, cost-effective, and sustainable approach to ensuring your staff receive high-quality training and support in managing epilepsy within your organization’s specific context.

How to become an epilepsy awareness trainer?

Here’s how to become an epilepsy trainer in simple steps

1. Learn the Basics:

  • Read up on epilepsy or take online/face-to-face epilepsy awareness courses.

2. Train to be a Trainer:

  • Find a course that teaches you how to train others about epilepsy.
  • Look for courses from well-known epilepsy or training organisations like Caring for Care Limited.

3. Get Certified:

  • Some courses offer certificates to show you’re a qualified trainer.

4. Practice and Gain Experience:

  • Volunteer to give epilepsy awareness talks.
  • Contact hospitals or epilepsy groups who might need trainers.


How do I qualify to later teach others meds?
You must complete a qualified “Train the Trainer” course on correctly preparing, handling and teaching trainees epilepsy awareness and medication delivery.

Is specific training required for buccal midazolam?

Yes. Correct buccal midazolam training (also called epilepsy medication training) shows how to properly give midazolam inside the cheek during seizures. This includes safe dosage, positioning, and monitoring.

What main skills are taught in train the trainer epilepsy course?

The main skills include teaching staff: how to correctly prepare and give various epilepsy medicines; spotting and handling medication side effects; making emergency plans for seizure events; closely watching patient responses; properly logging medicines given and changes made; suing monitoring tools fully; sensitively explaining medication safety to clients.

What background should participants have?

Participants should have 1-2 years’ hands-on experience serving epilepsy patients; knowledge of common seizure drugs; and some experience already teaching patients or new staff nurses. Having handled emergency seizures and managed complex drug routines gives key insight.

What certificate is earned?

You earn a train the trainer certificate. This qualifies you to lead formal refreshers epilepsy training that update nurses and aides at your treatment center on the latest safe practices for giving seizure meds, handling reactions, emergency response, patient communication etc.

What is the training format for your train the trainer?

Because we focus on hands-on learning and support participants, we do more of blended training the trainer courses. This allows us to answer questions, guide participant properly, put team into groups for role play and many others. Also, participants would be given some time to prepare a class and teach.

In a nutshell. You will have a mix of face to face epilepsy medication train the trainer, real drug practice, group case reviews, learner skills demonstrations, and practice teaching sessions works well.

Hands-on elements are key along with some self-guided resources.

What teaching methods work well?

Case reviews, role playing, return skills demonstrations, peer feedback, self-checks, and asking questions that require deep thought prompt critical thinking beyond lectures alone in epilepsy workshops.

Sarah was a fantastic trainer she made everyone feel included, asked some great questions and made me feel confident to answer them. Sarah gave fantastic feedback to everyone on the microteaches and ensured everyone felt confident and relaxed. Met some lovely people a great couple of days.

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