Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator

½ day course

Is your workplace prepared?

Did you know that following a cardiac arrest,every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces a casualty’s chance of survival by 10%?

The emergency services average response time to a cardiac event related incident in an urban area is 11 minutes. Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the UK’s biggest killers, and yet statistics show that most of the British public are unaware of the life-saving difference they can make by performing CPR and defibrillation. If a defibrillator is used within 1 minute of the casualty collapsing, the casualties survival rate increases to 90%

Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator(RQF)


The Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator(RQF) qualification has been designed to provide candidates with the skills needed to administer safe, prompt and effective basic life support and use an AED safely in emergency situations. With an estimated 60,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests occurring every year in the UK alone,make sure you are prepared!

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Our ½ day Emergency First Aid at Work Courses can be purchased for a single delegate at one of our open courses or a group booking at your venue.

½ Day Course

Ofqual Regulated

Certificate Valid for 1 Year

Cost per delegate

£ 45

Manual: Included

Venue: Open Course Location

Certificate: Paper or Electronic

Cost for a group session

£ 400

Delegates: 12 Maximum

Venue: In-House*

Manuals: Included

Key Benefits

Choice Of Certificate

You can wait for your paper certificate or receive an instant electronic certificate (PDF)

Expiry Date Monitoring

Before your certificate expires, we will email you to remind yo to book your re-qualification course

Hands On

You will get hands on with numerous different AED’s so you can be familiar with many models

Our Manuals

defib book

Compliant with Resuscitation Council (UK), European Resuscitation Council & European First Aid Guidelines

Follows evidence based treatment recommendations from the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) Science Evidence Evaluation and Review System (SEERS

Combines clear, up-to-date information with real-life images and diagrams to help make learning as simple as possible

Reviewed and supported by a renowned panel of experts in emergency medical care, including the Vice President to the Resuscitation Council (UK), a Trauma Care Surgeon, as well as leading Paramedics

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Further Course Info

This qualification is for

Anyone and everyone. The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners by enabling them to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of first aid situations and safely use an AED.

This qualification outlines a range of knowledge and practical skills in providing basic life support (BLS) and using an automated external defibrillator (AED) safely. Learners will practise assessing and managing a casualty who needs BLS and the safe use of an AED

*BLS – Basic Life Support


Practical and formative assessments


Use of AED (BLS/AED)

Recovery position

Formative assessments – a range of informal assessment procedures employed by the Trainer/Assessor during the learning process to measure each Learner’s knowledge, skills and understanding

Course Contents

Topics covered

Chain of survival

Assessing an incident

Casualty assessment

Managing an unresponsive casualty

Recovery Position


AED safety considerations

• Using an AED

• Combining AED use with CPR

• Using an AED on a child

Procedures for when Emergency Services arrive


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