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

We have adopted a ‘Pay What You Can Afford’ payment scheme. 

Our online training is free to those who cannot afford to pay but we would ask everybody else to pay what they can afford (£10 is our suggested minimum payment per ‘seat’). This applies to both individual and group licences.

When deciding how much to pay, please remember that, as a CIC, we give 50% of our surplus to Cure M.E. for biomedical research into the disease you will be learning about.

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

If you require over 50 seats, please contact us.


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