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Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria:


  • 1. Understand basic life support requirements

    • 1.1 Describe the principles that underpin basic life support

    • 1.2 Explain the circumstances under which resuscitation is performed

    • 1.3 Explain why early intervention is necessary

    • 1.4 Describe different types of cardiopulmonary arrest

  • 2. Be able to demonstrate basic life support techniques and automated external defibrillator use in line with current national guidelines

    • 2.1 Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation

    • 2.2 Demonstrate compression only resuscitation

    • 2.3 Demonstrate the use of resuscitation barrier devices

    • 2.4 Demonstrate how to manage a choking casualty

    • 2.5 Demonstrate the use of an automated external defibrillator

    • 2.6 Describe the differences when using an automated external defibrillator on a child

  • 3. Be able to demonstrate post- resuscitation procedures

    • 3.1 Demonstrate how to place a casualty in the recovery position

    • 3.2 Identify the risks when placing a casualty in the recovery position

    • 3.3 Describe handover and reporting procedures

  • 4 Be able to carry out basic user maintenance and troubleshoot problems with an automated external defibrillator

    • 4.1 Identify when a defibrillator battery requires changing

    • 4.2 Identify when electrode pads need replacing

    • 4.3 Demonstrate how to troubleshoot problems if the automated external defibrillator does not function correctly

  • 5 Understand the safe use of an automated external defibrillator

    • 5.1 Describe the safety considerations when using AED’s


Who should attend?


Any person who has been designated by their employer as a first aider at work but you do NOT need to be a First Aider to use an AED.


All employers in the UK have a legal obligation under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to make First Aid provision for their employees.  




An (QCF) approved certificate valid for one year is issued on completion of assessment.



Course Duration?


4 - 6 hours




£30 Per Person / Group booking of 12 £300

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