Graduate Certificate The Care Of People With Epilepsy

Undergraduate, Distance learning

The Care Of People With Epilepsy Graduate Certificate

Develop your knowledge and skills in the care of people with epilepsy on this flexible course delivered fully online


The course will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to promote best practice in the management and support of people with epilepsy and their family/carers. It acknowledges the diversity of learning needs required by professionals working in health, social care and third sector settings and modules are delivered wholly online, giving you the flexibility to study at a time and place which suits you.

Students using mobile devices in the social spaces and library at Craiglockhart Campus

Mode of Study:

Distance learning


1 years

Course details

You'll develop the knowledge and skills to adopt a person-centred enabling role and work in partnership with clients/carers and other professionals

One of the benefits of studying this course is the range of learning and teaching opportunities available. Person-centred evidence-based care underpins the teaching and learning activities. Learning, teaching and assessment methods focus on providing you with engaging and contemporary materials which link theory to practice and encourage you to critically reflect on practice.

Some modules (such as work-based learning) offer you flexibility in the aspects of epilepsy you study.

This is a part-time distance learning course, offered over three trimesters throughout the academic year. You'll learn by a variety of teaching methods including guided reading, online lectures and online discussions.

The final work-based module allows you to explore an area of your practice building on learning gained in previous modules.

You'll complete three compulsory modules:

  • Diagnosis and management of epilepsy
  • Management of psychosocial issues in long term conditions
  • Work-based learning.


Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Placement and study abroad opportunities are subject to UK and Scottish Government health and travel advice.

Full information is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

To be admitted to this programme candidates should be in possession of a Scottish Bachelor degree or equivalent. If you do not have a Scottish Bachelor degree or equivalent you may be able to undertake these modules as part of the BSc Nursing Studies – Option Rich Programme. To check the equivalence of your qualification or experience email

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BN Nursing/MSc Nursing (Pre-registration) (Adult or Mental Health)
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2021/22 2022/23
All Students £915 tba

Please note tuition fees are subject to an annual review and may increase from one year to the next.
For more information on this and other Tuition Fee matters please see Frequently Asked Questions about Fees

Click this link for Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

If additional compulsory costs other than the tuition fees are applicable, these will be detailed in the course details.


Nursing students grouped around a bed in the university's clinical skills and simulation suite

On completion of the course, you’ll have the knowledge and skills linking to the competency framework for epilepsy specialist nurses.