Basic Life Support and AED – half day

Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an AED


Someone suffering from an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest can have their chance of survival significantly increased if their condition is recognised early and help is called, they receive prompt and effective CPR, a defibrillator is available and used, and they are taken to hospital for advanced care as early as possible.

It is for this reason that in recent years, Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) have become increasingly common in both workplaces and community/public settings.

This nationally recognised, level 2 accredited course provides training in basic life support and resuscitation, as well as giving learners the knowledge to use an AED confidently and competently. 

[su_accordion][su_spoiler title=”Qualification details and validity” style=”fancy”]The Basic Life Support and using an Automated External Defibrillator (England, Wales, Northern Ireland RQF level 2 / Scotland SCQG level 5) qualification is valid for three years. The course consists of four contact hours, including practical and theoretical activities.[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Course syllabus” style=”fancy”]The course syllabus includes… Responsibilities and reporting | Assessing the situation | Dealing with an unresponsive casualty | Resuscitation | Infection control | What is an AED | Defibrillation procedure | Safety measures[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Assessment and certification” style=”fancy”]Assessment is ongoing by the instructor, along with a multiple choice question paper. The qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria.[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Age restrictions and group sizes” style=”fancy”]A maximum of 12 learners are allowed per instructor and must be a minimum of 16 years of age.[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Training options (open courses, off-peak and on-site training)” style=”fancy”]To see our upcoming open courses please scroll down. We are also pleased to offer on-site training which can be tailored to meet the needs of your organisation or sector, and can be delivered on a flexible basis (i.e. across a number of mornings/afternoons/evenings/weekends). For details, go to our on-site training page. [/su_spoiler]


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Open course dates

Our forthcoming open courses are listed below, click ‘Book Online’ or contact us to reserve your place. You can also find out more about our on-site training options here.

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