Basic First Aid Courses

½ day Basic Life Support & AED

Course Summary

Available at Your Venue for Small or Large Groups on a Date to Suit

This course has been designed to provide individuals' within their group or organisation with the skills needed to administer safe, prompt and effective basic life support and use an AED safely in emergency situations.

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During this course, learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a sudden cardiac arrest; including...

  • Chain of survival
  • Assessing an incident
  • Casualty assessment
  • Managing an unresponsive casualty
  • Recovery Position
  • CPR
  • AED safety considerations
  • Using an AED
  • Combining AED use with CPR
  • Using an AED on a child
  • Procedures for when Emergency Services arrive

During this course each learner will be continuously assessed by the trainer on practical scenarios, including...

  • CPR
  • Unconscious casualty
  • Safe use of an AED

In addition each learner will be required to complete a multiple choice theory paper based on the course content, which is marked by the trainer at the end of the course.

Qualification
This course attracts a QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (RQF) regulated and nationally recognised qualification, which is valid for 1 year.

Re-Qualification
To re-qualify learners should attend another ½ day Basic Life Support & AED Course on or before the 1 year anniversary of their certificate expiry date.

The Location

  • Adequate lighting, ventilation & heating for the time of year
  • Adequate floor space & coverings for practical sessions
  • Close to male / female toilets and hand washing facilities
  • A proportionate sized room for the number of learners
  • Adequate exits in case of an emergency / fire
  • Free of intrusive noise for uninterrupted learning
  • Adequate seating for the number of learners
  • Television or digital projector with VGA/HDMI connection for the digital presentation

The Learners

  • Aged 16 years or over
  • Able to provide photographic identification
  • Physical ability (reasonable adjustments can be made)
  • No symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) such as: new cough, high temperature, loss of normal sense of taste or smell