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Basic Life Support and safe use of an Automated External Defibrillation (AED)

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Heart and circulatory disease claims around 200,000 lives each year. Many could have been saved if a defibrillator was made available.

Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) are now becoming more common throughout a range of public and work places. A casualty’s survival rate will dramatically increase if an AED is available and if you have appropriately qualified personnel to use it.

This  level 2 course is very practical and enables learners to use the AED competently and with confidence.

Not only does this course deal with the use of an AED but it also includes vital training in basic life support including resuscitation.


A range of subjects are covered including:

• Responsibilities and reporting 

• Assessment of the situation

• Dealing with an unresponsive casualty                    

• Resuscitation

• AED safety       

• AED functions

• Defibrillation procedures

• Infection control


A minimum of four contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities.


The course Instructor is responsible for determining whether delegates pass or fail based on practical and oral assessment throughout the course, i.e. by observation and oral questioning, as well as the completion of a multiple-choice question paper at the end of the course. The Instructor will only award a pass if he/she believes that delegates have displayed the requisite understanding and competencies at the end of each session throughout the course and successfully completed the question paper.

Certificates of qualification last 3 years. To renew their qualification after 3 years, delegates will need to retake the full course.

However, it is recommended that, during the 3 year period, delegates attend annual refresher courses.


A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course and all learners must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify.

Course Cost

If hosted at your premises, the cost of the course will be £400 for up to 12 persons.

If attending a course hosted by us, the cost will be £45 per person.

There are no additional costs for VAT on any of our courses.