M.E./C.F.S. Training for Education

This Education Professional’s Online 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 the education sector and be able to identify possible solutions.

M.E./C.F.S. is the biggest health cause of long-term school absence in the UK. Many pupils are finding themselves excluded from school due to a lack of attendance or finding that they struggle to leave school with qualifications because they didn’t receive appropriate support.

This training could mean the difference between a 16 yr old leaving school with qualifications or leaving having not met their potential. M.E./C.F.S. is a unique complicated condition and should not be included in ‘one-size fits all’ school disability policies.

CPD Accredited Course #1001824 - 3 CPD Credits

The Cost of the Course

The Course costs £59 per seat.

Group Licenses are for two or more people (with one being the ‘Group Leader/Admin’).

If you require over 50 seats, please contact us.

Buy the Courses

Take the Education Professional’s Course as an Individual

Buy Group Licences for the Education Professional’s Course

Get a Badge!

After completing a course, you can show people living with M.E./C.F.S. that you have learned about their disease and are helping to tackle the stigma.

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

  • You will know how to keep M.E./C.F.S. patients in school, college or university where possible;
  • You will be able to improve the wellbeing of student patients;
  • Adequate support will result in improved attendance;
  • You will be able to support students to ensure they meet their potential;
  • Knowledge helps to reduce the stigma surrounding the condition.

What is Covered in Stripy Lightbulb CIC’s Education 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: Education and M.E./C.F.S.

‘What challenges does M.E./C.F.S. present within the education sector?’

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 a learning 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 learning environments
  • Identify where and how adjustments could be made