Level 3 Award in Epilepsy & Administration of Buccal Midazolam RQF

Guardian Angels
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

Level 3 Award in Epilepsy and Administration of Buccal Midazolam RQF

Course overview:

The "Level 3 Award in Epilepsy and Administration of Buccal Midazolam (RQF) Training Course" is a specialized program designed for healthcare professionals, caregivers, and individuals responsible for supporting individuals with epilepsy. This course equips participants with the knowledge and skills required to understand epilepsy, recognize seizure emergencies, and safely administer buccal midazolam during acute seizures. The course emphasizes person-centered care, medication administration, and emergency response.

Course duration:

1 day (6 Hours) – nurse-led face-to-face training course

4 hours – self-directed study (e-learning and workbook)

Course content:

Exceeds the national training standard content from ESNA 2019:

  • Background to epilepsy
  • Classification of seizures
  • Causes and triggers associated with epilepsy and seizures
  • Primary management for epilepsy
  • Emergency seizure management plan
  • Seizure first aid
  • Safe administering pre-filled Buccal Midazolam

Course objectives:

  1. Understanding epilepsy:
    • define epilepsy and its various types.
    • explore the causes, triggers, and risk factors associated with epilepsy.
    • discuss the impact of epilepsy on individuals' lives.
  2. Epilepsy diagnosis and management:
    • describe the process of diagnosing epilepsy, including medical history, diagnostic tests, and seizure classification.
    • explain the principles of epilepsy management, including lifestyle modifications and medication adherence.
    • summarise sudep risk and control factors
  3. Buccal midazolam:
    • explain the role of buccal midazolam in managing acute epileptic seizures, including status epilepticus and seizure clusters.
    • understand the pharmacology, dosage, and administration of buccal midazolam.
  4. Assessment and decision-making:
    • develop skills in assessing seizure emergencies and determining the appropriate course of action, including the decision to administer buccal midazolam.
    • emphasise the importance of timely intervention.
  5. Administration techniques:
    • demonstrate safe and effective techniques for administering buccal midazolam, emphasizing proper positioning and patient safety.
    • practice buccal midazolam administration through simulation.
  6. Communication and education:
    • enhance communication skills to provide clear instructions and reassurance to individuals with epilepsy and their caregivers.
    • promote patient and caregiver education on buccal midazolam administration and seizure management.
  7. Documentation and reporting:
    • stress the importance of accurate and timely documentation of buccal midazolam administration, patient responses, and any adverse events.
    • provide guidelines for maintaining clear records.
  8. Emergency response and complications:
    • develop skills in managing seizure emergencies ensuring safety for both individuals and caregivers.
  9. Legal and ethical considerations:
    • discuss legal and ethical aspects of buccal midazolam administration, informed consent, patient rights, and documentation requirements.
  10. Medication safety and storage:
    • explain proper medication storage and handling guidelines for buccal midazolam.
    • emphasise medication safety measures and precautions.

*See qualification specification for current learning outcomes and assessment criteria. 

Course features:

  • Interactive classroom sessions: engaging classroom instruction led by experienced healthcare educators to facilitate understanding and skill development.
  • Practical demonstrations: hands-on, live demonstrations.
  • Skills practice: opportunities for participants to practice relevant procedures under the guidance of instructors.
  • Scenario-based training: real-life scenarios and case studies to enhance problem-solving skills.
  • Question and answer sessions: interactive discussions and Q&A sessions to address participant inquiries and concerns.
  • Peer learning: collaborative learning among participants, allowing for the exchange of experiences and insights.
  • Safety protocols: emphasis on safety protocols, infection control measures, and adherence to healthcare guidelines.
  • Blended learning: all of our face-to-face training courses utilise the “blended learning teaching approach that combines traditional in-person classroom teaching with online digital learning activities. this aims to leverage the strengths of both face-to-face and online learning to create a more effective educational experience which promotes safe and confident practice. 

Target audience:

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Health and social care professionals
  • Allied Healthcare professionals
  • School and Education professionals

Assessment and Certification:

Participants will complete a number of assessments to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding, these typically consist of written assessments, practical demonstrations, and scenario-based assessments.

On successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded with a certificate to evidence their participation.


This course overview is a general guideline and can be customised to suit specific local requirements and preferences, therefore, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your requirements prior to making a booking.

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