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Children with disabilities and Epilepsy Awareness (Bundle)


Completion of this course carrries 5 SACE CPD points.

SACE is the South African Council for Educators and aims to enhance the status of the teaching profession through appropriate professional development.


The course bundle is comprised of two e-learning modules:

  • Safeguarding children with disabilities and
  • Epilepsy awareness

Safeguarding children with disabilities

Many of us find it hard to understand how anyone could abuse any child, let alone a child with disabilities. Yet this refusal to accept the abuse of disabled children often means that practitioners disregard the signs of abuse, therefore allowing the abuse to continue. This course is intended for all children’s workforce practitioners, i.e. all staff who work with children, young people and their families. Although this course forms part of an induction programme for new starters, it is also intended for all practitioners who want to improve their knowledge and continue their professional development. The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and a refresher guide.

This course will enable you to:

  • Learn the definition of disability
  • Know why disabled children are more vulnerable to abuse
  • Understand the challenges faced where abuse of a disabled child is suspected


Here are some of the topics covered in this course:

Important facts | Definition of disability | Definition of child abuse | Why are disabled children particularly vulnerable? | Disbelief | Change in disbelief culture | Communication | Methods of communication | Make the child heard | Signs and symptoms | Awareness of abuse indicators | Lack of specific training | Team around the child | Respect for parents / carers | Anger and stress | Investigation | Excuses | Education | Points to consider

Epilepsy awareness

This course gives an overview of epilepsy, including causes, symptoms, treatments, what to do if someone has a seizure, and the legal position with regard to employment and driving. Different types of seizure are explained, and seizures not associated with epilepsy are also described. The course is an overview of epilepsy for people who might come into contact with colleagues, service users and friends who have epilepsy and who want to be able to recognise a seizure and know how to deal with it. This course is for anyone who wishes to gain an understanding of eating disorders, including:

  • Social Care staff
  • Teachers and tutors in schools, colleges and universities
  • Anyone who might have a colleague with epilepsy
  • Employers and HR staff

This course gives an interesting overview of epilepsy and its effects, not just seizures, but also the way people with epilepsy must make adjustments to their lives. 

In this course you will learn about:

  • What epilepsy is
  • About the different types of seizure
  • What triggers seizures
  • How epilepsy is controlled
  • What to do if someone has a seizure
  • The law relating to working or employing someone with epilepsy
  • The law relating to driving with epilepsy


Some of the topics covered are:

What is epilepsy; causes of epilepsy; treatment for epilepsy; different types of seizure; first aid for someone having a seizure; when to call an ambulance; febrile seizures; living with epilepsy; working with epilepsy; driving with epilepsy; sudden unexpexted death in epilepsy.