This Business Professional’s CPD Accredited Course teaches learners that M.E./C.F.S. is much more than simply a health condition.

Upon completion of this three module course, learners will know why M.E./C.F.S. is a global health crisis, how patients are diagnosed with the condition, and know the challenges M.E./C.F.S. presents within a business working environment and be able to identify possible solutions.


M.E./C.F.S. patients with a ‘mild’​ level of severity would be able to continue working part-time if their employer understood the condition and offered appropriate adjustments.

At the current time (2019), M.E/C.F.S. patients are having to leave employment due to a lack of appropriate support. Businesses would benefit by not having to train replacement staff or go through a lengthy recruitment process.

CPD Accredited Course #1001823 - 3 CPD Credits


The Cost of the Course

Single seats are £89, but there are Group Discounts:

25+ Seats – 10% Discount.

If you require over 50 seats, please contact us and we will provide a bespoke quote.


Why do Businesses need to know about M.E./C.F.S?

  • You will know how to keep patients in work where possible. As a community, we have a large economic burden and are often not eligible for disability benefits due to the fluctuating nature of the condition.
  • You will be able to help the wellbeing of patients;
  • Improve attrition rates;
  • Knowledge of the condition and appropriate adaptations = USP for customers with M.E./C.F.S.;
  • Knowledge helps to reduce stigma felt in the workplace and wider community;
  • Suggested adaptations for M.E./C.F.S. are, in part, suitable for most other chronic illnesses (including Fibromyalgia, Lyme Disease and Lupus).

What is Covered in Stripy Lightbulb CIC’s Business Training for M.E./C.F.S.


Module One: Context

‘Why is M.E./C.F.S. A Global Health Crisis?’

Learning Aim: The learner will be able to explain why M.E./C.F.S. is a global health crisis.

Learning Objectives of Module One

By the end of the module, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the other names given to the condition and why multiple names cause confusion
  • Explain the origins of the stigma surrounding M.E./C.F.S.
  • Identify the wider economic impact

Module two: What is M.E./C.F.S.?

‘How are patients diagnosed with the condition?’

Learning Aim: The learner will be able to explain why getting an M.E./C.F.S. diagnosis is a lengthy and complicated process.

Learning Objectives of Module Two

By the end of the module, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify common misconceptions surrounding the condition
  • Explain the neurological nature of M.E./C.F.S.
  • Identify the key characteristic of M.E./C.F.S.
  • Explain and identify the current diagnostic process
  • Identify the different levels of severity in the M.E./C.F.S. spectrum

Module Three: Business and M.E./C.F.S.

‘What challenges does M.E./C.F.S. present within a business working environment?’

This third and final module is industry specific.

Learning Aim: The learner will be able to identify the challenges faced by an M.E./C.F.S. patient within their working environment.

Learning Objectives of Module Three

By the end of the module the learner will be able to:

  • Identify how M.E./C.F.S. patients manage their energy levels
  • Discuss current challenges faced by M.E./C.F.S. patients within business working environments
  • Identify where and how adjustments could be made