Who is this course for?

This course is designed to give anyone the necessary skills to safely carry out basic life support including the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) which will increase the chances of a more positive outcome for a casualty in cardiac arrest.


To provide delegates with the key skills to deal with or assist at an emergency situation involving a casualty in cardiac arrest requiring resuscitation.

Learning Outcomes

Delegates will have a greater understanding of the theoretical and practical application of basic life support and AED skills to a competent standard including safety protocols and dealing with incident safety management and know how to maintain and test the equipment used.

Course Content

  • Incident safety and management
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Basic life support skills
  • Introduction to AED and protocol
  • Statistics
  • AED and Resuscitation (single and multiple rescuer)
  • Practical Scenarios
  • Maintenance and testing
  • Skill station assessments

Delivery Method

A combination of classroom based activity, syndicate working and Presentation/demonstrations, practical application and question and answer paper. A wide range of video and photographic material is used to enhance the learning experience for delegates.

Assessment and Certification

Continued assessment process leading to certification on successfully completing the course.


3 hours

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This course is also available as an Open Course

To book an individual onto this course at our Training Academy in Poling, West Sussex - choose from one of the currently scheduled dates below.

Automated External Defibrillator
Please call for course dates £55 +vat pp