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Stroke Awareness
Stroke Awareness
Stroke Awareness
Stroke Awareness


This course is aimed at those healthcare workers providing support to individuals who are suffering from, or affected by, stroke. It will help the learner to understand what stroke is, the wide-ranging effects it can have on individuals and the varying types of support available.

The course begins with a review of stroke related statistics and some important facts about stroke. The course then goes onto describe what happens when a stroke occurs and the three main types in detail.

What are the risk factors for stroke, which can be divided into two groups – modifiable and non-modifiable? Learn the acronym FAST for identifying stroke signs and symptoms.

Learn what you can do to help whilst waiting for the emergency services. Learn how healthcare professionals should work with individuals who have suffered stroke.

The course describes what treatments are recommended for the different types of stroke and more about the effects of stroke on the brain. Finally the course explores rehabilitation and professional support for individuals suffering from stroke.

Learning Objectives

On completion of this course, learners will have a good understanding of and be able to:

  • Define stroke
  • Identify risk factors for stroke
  • Explain how to reduce risk factors for stroke
  • Identify signs and symptoms of stroke
  • Describe how to respond to stroke
  • Explain how stroke is treated and managed
  • Described the impact of stroke on individuals


The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a Virtual College certificate which you will be able to download and print immediately on completion.


It is anticipated this course will take approximately one hour to complete, depending on learning speed.

Target Audience

The target audience are healthcare professionals, including adult care workers.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

How It Works

Frequently asked questions

Do I need an e-mail address to buy this course?

Yes, you will need an e-mail address to buy this course. This is because we use your e-mail address to create an account for you in our learning management system - where you will take the training. We also need your email address to send your purchase receipt.

If you buy more courses in future using the same e-mail address during checkout, then these will automatically be added to your system account.

If you pay by PayPal, we will use your PayPal email address to create your system account.

Can I buy this course and give it to other people?

Yes, you can buy the training using your own email address and then give it to other learners from your system account.

Each learner will need to have their own email address. This is so that we can send them a link to the training and give them their own system account.

Is there a refund policy?

We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. We offer a 30 day, no hassle, no quibble, money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.

To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not complete the training in order to make a valid refund claim.

Will the course work on a tablet or mobile phone?

We recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best learning experience. This course can also be taken on tablet and mobile devices - including iPads and iPhones.

Is a specific internet browser recommended?

For the best possible experience, we recommend learners use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox. Please ensure there are no updates pending on your browser.

How long do learners have to complete a course?

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

Does the course contain sound?

Yes, this course contains sound. For those without sound on their computer or device, the narration is covered in an optional text box at the bottom of the training.


Bulk discounts

Bulk discounts are available on purchases of 10 or more courses.

If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 01943 885 085 to make an enquiry.

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