Cerebral Palsy – Online Training Course – CPDUK Accredited

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Cerebral Palsy – Online Training Course – Level 2 – CPDUK Accredited.

Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's online Cerebral Palsy training course for front-line healthcare and social care providers.

This online Cerebral Palsy training course was developed in line with the latest UK legislation and meet the requirements set out by the National Health Service (NHS), UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF), the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Skills for Care, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and other professional and regulatory bodies.

Course content

This online Cerebral Palsy training course covers the following:

  • Introduction
  • Why is cerebral palsy awareness training essential?
  • UK cerebral palsy and disability statistics
  • Impacts of cerebral palsy
  • Relevant legislation
  • What is cerebral palsy?
  • Types of cerebral palsy
    • Spastic cerebral palsy
    • Athetoid cerebral palsy
    • Ataxic cerebral palsy
    • Mixed cerebral palsy
    • Other definitions
  • Hemiplegia and diplegia
  • Monoplegia and quadriplegia
  • Cerebral palsy life expectancy
    • Factors affecting life expectancy
    • How to improve life expectancy
  • Cerebral palsy complications
  • Symptoms of cerebral palsy
    • Movement and development problems
    • Severity of symptoms
  • Causes of cerebral palsy
    • Problems before birth
    • Problems during or after birth
    • Cerebral palsy risk factors
  • Cerebral palsy diagnosis
    • Examination and checks
    • Brain Scans
    • Other tests for cerebral palsy
  • Treatment of cerebral palsy
  • Care planning and record-keeping
    • What should a care plan set out?
    • Care and support
  • Physiotherapy interventions
  • Occupational therapy interventions
  • Speech therapy
  • Medications
    • Awareness of medications
  • Swallowing difficulties
    • Treatments for swallowing difficulties
    • Treatments for drooling
  • Surgery
  • Living with cerebral palsy
    • Assistance with activities of daily living
    • Outlook for cerebral palsy
  • Optimising life expectancy outcomes
  • Person centred-care
  • Care plan goals
  • Symptom management
  • Getting additional help and support
  • Other resources and references.

Who is the course for?

This online Cerebral Palsy training course is aimed at health and social care staff who may:

  • Be new to cerebral palsy care, for example, rotational staff or those new in post,
  • Wish to refresh/extend their existing cerebral palsy knowledge and skills,
  • Be community-based with a mixed pathology caseload including cerebral palsy, and
  • Have limited access to other cerebral palsy specific training.

The comprehensive Cerebral Palsy training course may also be accessed by patients, carers and other members of the general public.

Course aims

This online Cerebral Palsy training course aims to help people examine their understanding and the beliefs of society as a whole with regards to this condition.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this online Cerebral Palsy training course, you will be able to:

  • Explain what cerebral palsy is
  • Describe the different types of cerebral palsy
  • Identify what causes the condition and when it occurs
  • List the secondary conditions and impairments that may be associated with cerebral palsy
  • Understand the benefits to all concerned of an early diagnosis
  • Explain what is meant by the medical and social models of disability
  • Choose the more effective model for the support of people with cerebral palsy
  • Understand how physical therapists play an essential role in a person’s support network
  • Define MDVI and suggest ways of helping and reassuring people with visual impairments
  • Describe person-centred planning and outline its benefits
  • Understand people’s rights in terms of communication
  • Identify ways of helping people to communicate based on their capabilities
  • Describe augmentative and alternative methods of communicating
  • Explain what communication books, passports and VOCAs are
  • Understand the importance of the legislation which protects and supports people with disabilities.

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Cerebral Palsy – Online Training Course – Level 2 – CPDUK Accredited.

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End of course assessment

At the end of this course, learners are required to complete an online end of course assessment. On successful completion of the assessment (80% pass mark), learners may download a FREE CPD certificate from their profile page.


On successful completion of this e-learning course and end of course assessment, the learner may download, save and/or print a quality assured CPD certificate (recognised internationally). Our CPD certificate can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit or Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

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Our courses are divided into six units. You can either read or listen to the course materials. At the end of each unit is a ‘knowledge check’ section. This section helps the learners remember what they have learnt.

Our online training courses can be completed on your desktop computer/Mac, laptop, tablet or mobile device. These online courses are easily accessible as long as there is an internet connection.

These online training courses are self-paced. Therefore, learners have full control and flexibility on when they wish to complete the material.

There is no deadline for completion. The course will expire from a learner’s account after 365 days, whether it has been accessed or not.

Yes. All end of course assessments are completed online.

Learners are required to achieve a passing rate of 80% or more to complete the course and gain a CPD certificate.

To obtain your certificate, you need to complete the end of course assessment first. A passing rate of 80% or more is required to gain a CPD certificate.

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We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. Thus, we offer a 14-day money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.To request a refund, you should email our Support Team with your receipt stating why you would like to be refunded. Any courses that have been completed and those with certificates will not be valid for a refund.

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There is no estimated completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their speed. Learners may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.

The CPD hours depend on how long each learner takes to complete the course materials and assessments. Each course will indicate the anticipated completion time. This gives a general indication of the CPD hours for those who are required to submit their continuing professional development hours.

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