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Cerebral Palsy Level 2 – CPD Certified - Online Training Course

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Online, self-paced
2 hours
No formal qualification
2 CPD hours / points
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Cerebral Palsy Awareness - Online Training Course - Level 2 - CPDUK Accredited.

Welcome to our online Cerebral Palsy training course for front-line healthcare and social care providers.

This online Cerebral Palsy Awareness 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.

Certificate duration: 2 years

Entry requirements: No entry restrictions

Recommended prerequisites: N/A

Assessment type: End of course assessment

Assessment pass mark – 80% needed to pass and gain a CPD certificate

Cost(s) of assessment and certification – All costs included in the course price

Awarding/Accrediting body – CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

Cerebral Palsy Awareness - Online Training Course - Level 2 - CPDUK Accredited.


2 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Course aims and objectives

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.

Why is this Cerebral Palsy Awareness course essential?

Cerebral palsy affects around 1 in every 400 UK children and is associated with communication and learning difficulties, as well as problems with movement. Learners who complete this course will learn about cerebral palsy in people of all ages, and the many different physicals, emotional and psychological effects which it can have. The training fulfils guidelines recommended by the CQC and provides delegates with the understanding they need to support and encourage individuals with this condition.

What is covered in this course?

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
  • Hemiplegia and diplegia
  • Monoplegia and quadriplegia
  • Cerebral palsy life expectancy
  • Cerebral palsy complications
  • Symptoms of cerebral palsy
  • Causes of cerebral palsy
  • Cerebral palsy diagnosis
  • Treatment of cerebral palsy
  • Care planning and record-keeping
  • Physiotherapy interventions
  • Occupational therapy interventions
  • Speech therapy
  • Medications
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Surgery
  • Living with cerebral palsy
  • Optimising life expectancy outcomes
  • Person centred-care
  • Care plan goals
  • Symptom management
  • Getting additional help and support
  • Other resources and references.

Cerebral Palsy Awareness - Online Training Course - Level 2 - CPDUK Accredited.

Who is this 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.

Cerebral Palsy Awareness - Online Training Course - Level 2 - CPDUK Accredited.


Learn anywhere, anytime on any device.

You will need access to a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone device to complete these online courses. You can start, pause/stop and return to where you left off.

Our courses utilise responsive design features, making them available on any device of your choice.

Cerebral Palsy Awareness - Online Training Course - Level 2 - CPDUK Accredited.

Career path

Our online courses and programmes range from introductory modules at Level 1 (awareness/beginner) to advanced and expert modules up to Level 6.

Our e-learning modules count towards CPD hours for professionals in various sectors as well as meeting mandatory and statutory requirements (where relevant).

Cerebral Palsy Awareness - Online Training Course - Level 2 - CPDUK Accredited.

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Do you get a certificate of completion


Good morning Rose, Thank you for contacting us. Yes, you will get a certificate after completing the online course and related assessments successfully. Please know that you must achieve a passing mark of 80% or more per module to gain CPD certification. Should you require any further support, please do not hesitate to contact us. Kind regards, Jessabelle

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.