• Level 2
  • 3 Hours Duration
  • 1 Year Certificate

Stroke Awareness Training

This stroke awareness training course is aimed at anyone who is caring for others.

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This stroke awareness training course is aimed at anyone who is caring for others.

First, this will help them understand and recognize the signs of stoke.

Lastly, this will also teach them about what actions to take when a stroke is identified.

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Course Summary

  • Discuss what is Stroke
  • Examine different types of Stroke
  • Discuss Risk Factors
  • Review how to recognise most common Signs and Symptoms of Stroke
  • Review the FAST Test
  • Consider the importance of Emergency Response and Treatment
  • Consider providing Support
  • Discuss various Forms and Barriers of Communication

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    Where Do You Deliver The Stroke Awareness Training?

    We can deliver this training 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. In addition, we are able to deliver this training virtually using Zoom (Zoom sessions for this course will only be available for Theory only sessions)

    Who Is This Training For?

    This training is for anyone working within the health and social care sector.

    How Many Delegates Can I Have On One Session?

    We will deliver this training for a group of up to 12 delegates. Similarly, 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 clinical tutors, these are either Nurses or Doctors with an abundance of clinical and complex care 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 Stroke Awareness Training

This stroke awareness training course is aimed at anyone who is caring for others. Stroke awareness is about making sure everyone knows about strokes, what they look like, and why it’s crucial to get help fast if someone is having one. It is about making an effort to teach people so they can help others if they need it.

This stroke awareness course will help attendees to understand and recognise the signs of stoke. Also, this will also teach them about what actions to take when a stroke is identified.

Stroke awareness isn’t just about recognising symptoms.

It is also about:

  • Teaching people about things that can raise their chances of having a stroke, like high blood pressure or smoking.
  • Encouraging healthy habits, such as eating well and staying active, to lower the risk of stroke.
  • Getting communities ready to act fast if someone has a stroke.

In short, stroke awareness helps people and communities prevent strokes, spot them early, and get help fast, which can save lives and make recoveries better.


  • Course Duration: 2- 3 hours
  • Course Level: Level 2
  • Certificate: 1-year certificate
  • Max Delegates: 12
  • Practical: No


Course Modules: Stroke Awareness

Module 1: What Happens in a Stroke

  • Understanding Stroke: Learn about the causes and how it affects the brain.
  • Effects of Stroke: Know the disabilities and dangers caused by strokes.
  • Why Time Matters: Learn why quick treatment is crucial.

Module 2: Different Types of Stroke

  • Ischemic Stroke: When a blood vessel gets blocked.
  • Haemorrhagic Stroke: Bleeding inside the brain.
  • Spotting the Differences: Understand the symptoms and risks of each type.

Module 3: Things That Raise Stroke Risk

  • Risk Factors You Can Change: Like high blood pressure, cholesterol, and smoking.
  • Things You Can’t Change: Such as age and family history.
  • Ways to Lower Risk: Tips for a healthier lifestyle.

Module 4: Recognising Stroke Signs (FAST Test)

  • Facial Drooping: Weakness on one side of the face.
  • Arm Weakness: Struggling to lift both arms.
  • Speech Problems: Difficulty talking or understanding.
  • Time to Call 999: When to act fast.

Module 5: Acting Quickly and Treatment

  • What Emergency Services Do: They can save lives.
  • Why Time is Critical: Getting treatment fast aids recovery.
  • Treatment Choices in Hospitals: What happens after you’re admitted.

Module 6: Helping Stroke Survivors

  • Life After Stroke: Dealing with physical, cognitive, and emotional changes.
  • Supporting Recovery: Assisting with daily tasks and providing emotional support.
  • Finding Help: Information and groups for people recovering from strokes.

Module 7: Communication After Stroke

  • Understanding Aphasia: A language disorder linked to stroke.
  • Effects on Communication: How it affects speaking, understanding, and more.
  • Ways to Help: Tips for communicating using simple language, gestures, or pictures.

Course Conclusion:


  1. What You’ve Learned: Quick review of the FAST test, risk factors, and why acting fast is crucial.
  2. Encouraging Action: Feel confident in recognising stroke symptoms and calling emergency services promptly.
  3. Where to Find More Help: Additional resources and support for further information.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe what is Stroke
  2. Explain different types of Stroke within your settings
  3. Describe the Risk Factors of Stroke
  4. Identify how to recognise most common Signs and Symptoms of Stroke
  5. Define the FAST Test
  6. Analyse the importance of Emergency Response and Treatment for the individuals that you support
  7. Analyse providing Support by reviewing key documentation
  8. Describe various Forms and Barriers of Communication whilst supporting those who have suffered a Stroke


Benefits of Stroke Awareness Training

These are the reasons you should know about stroke awareness:

  1. Helps You Recognise Early: Learn to notice the FAST signs of a stroke, so you can quickly spot stroke signs and call for help. Acting fast makes it more likely for someone to get better.
  2. Makes Treatment Faster: Knowing how urgent stroke treatment is means you can act quickly and get medical help fast. This helps lower the chance of long-term brain damage and makes recovery more likely.
  3. Supports Stroke Survivors Better: Understand the problems stroke survivors face, so you can give them better emotional and practical help while they get better. This can make their life better and help them feel happier.
  4. Gives You Confidence: Get the skills and know-how to deal with strokes confidently, so you’re ready if someone needs help. Feeling sure of yourself can help you stay calm and do the right thing if a stroke happens.
  5. Teaches Others About Strokes: Share what you’ve learned with your community, so more people know about strokes and can help if needed. By spreading the word, you might save lives by making sure people get help quickly.


Who Should Learn About Strokes?

  1. Everyone: Stroke training is for anyone who wants to know how to spot strokes and help. The more people who know, the better we can all respond if someone has a stroke.
  2. Healthcare Workers: Doctors, nurses, and paramedics can benefit from this training to become better at diagnosing and treating stroke patients quickly.
  3. Caregivers and Family: People taking care of stroke survivors can learn about recovery, communication problems, and how to offer better support.
  4. Workplaces: Teaching employees about strokes can make workplaces safer and more supportive for anyone who might have a stroke at work.
  5. Community Leaders: Leaders in our communities can use what they learn to teach others and make sure everyone knows how to help if someone has a stroke.

In short, stroke awareness training helps everyone be ready to recognise, respond to, and support those affected by strokes.


Why is stroke awareness important

Understanding stroke is really important because:

  • Stroke is one of the top causes of death and disability around the world. It caused about 5.5 million deaths in 2016, says the World Health Organisation.
  • Time is super important when it comes to treating stroke. Brain cells start to die fast after a stroke happens, so getting help quickly is key.
  • Knowing the signs of stroke (FAST) and calling emergency services right away can save lives and make recovery better.
  • Getting help early can really make a big difference in how well someone recovers. Studies show that fast treatment with certain medicines or surgery can boost the chances of a full recovery or cut down on long-term problems after a stroke.
  • Stroke can affect people of all ages, not just older adults. Being aware of the signs can help younger people notice stroke in themselves or others and get help faster, which can prevent serious consequences.
  • Stroke can cost a lot to treat. It puts a strain on healthcare systems worldwide. By raising awareness and promoting fast treatment, we can help cut down on these costs and make sure people get the help they need sooner.
  • In the UK, more than 1.3 million people are living with the effects of stroke, says the Stroke Association. And about 100,000 strokes happen in the UK each year, according to the NHS.

Treating stroke costs the NHS and social care system in the UK about £3.4 billion every year, says the Stroke Association.

Raising awareness about stroke and teaching people about the FAST signs can help them take action fast, which can save lives, make recovery better, and lessen the impact of stroke on individuals, families, and healthcare systems.


How do you raise awareness for a stroke?

Here are some simple ways to help more people in the UK know about stroke:

  1. Remember the FAST signs: Tell others about FAST (Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 999) so they can spot stroke symptoms and know to call for help right away.
  2. Use social media: Share posts, videos, and stories about stroke on platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to spread the word.
  3. Get involved in local events: Join or organise walks, talks, or fundraisers to raise awareness about stroke in your community.
  4. Talk to your employers: Ask if your workplace can provide training on stroke awareness for all employees.
  5. Give your time: Volunteer with charities like the Stroke Association to help support their work.
  6. Talk to your friends and family: Share what you’ve learned about stroke symptoms and risks with those you care about.

By doing these things, you can help make sure more people know about stroke and how to act fast if they or someone they know might be having one.

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