Basic Life Support and Defibrillation

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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 regulated course provides training in basic life support and resuscitation, as well as giving learners the knowledge to use an AED confidently and competently.

Qualification details and validity

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.

Course syllabus

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

Assessment and certification

Assessment is ongoing by the instructor, along with a multiple choice question paper. The qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria.

Age restrictions and group sizes

A maximum of 12 learners are allowed per instructor and must be a minimum of 16 years of age.

Training options (open courses, off-peak and on-site training)

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.

Our open course dates…

We don’t have any open courses planned at present.

If we don’t have a suitable date listed, you can register your interest in future courses or get in touch to enquire about on-site training.