Basic Life Support and the Safe Use of an AED


Heart and circulatory disease claims around 200,000 lives each year but Basic Life Support and the Safe Use of an AED could help save lives! 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 very practical course will enable your 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.

Basic Life Support and The Safe Use of an AED is particularly suitable for healthcare professionals for the purpose of Continual Professional Development (CPD), including:

• Dental practitioners
• Dental care professionals
• Nurses
• Other healthcare professionals

So if you are working in one of the above sectors then choosing this course will ensure you continue to comply with your CQC training requirements, below is the syslibus which is the same as the NHS BLS courses.


A range of subjects are covered including:                                                                                                            

BLS & AED - Basic Life Support and the Safe Use of an AED
CPR saves life’s
  • Responsibilities and reporting 
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Resuscitation
  • Defibrillation procedures 
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Infection control
  • AED functions
  • Safety measures
Assessment and Marking

The course Instructor is responsible for determining whether delegates pass or fail this Basic Life Support and the Safe Use of an AED based on practical and oral assessment throughout the course, i.e. by observation and oral questioning, as well as the completion of a question paper at the end of the course. The Instructor will only award a pass if they believe that delegates have displayed the requisite understanding and competencies at the end of each session throughout the course and successfully completed the question paper.


Upon successful completion of the course and having meet the required standards a Level 2 qualification will be achieved. The qualification is valid for 3 years, there is no legal requirement to attend annual refresher training but it is strongly recommended.

QCF Level 2 Award (England, Northern Ireland and Wales)

Qualification title: FAA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support & Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (QCF) Code: 601/5478/0

Unit 1 title: Basic Life Support and using an Automatic External Defibrillator Unit code: L/506/8532


A minimum of 4 contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities in an Aylesbury classroom or at your site anywhere within the UK.


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


This 4 hour course costs £45* per person this includes any books and certification costs Discounts apply on closed course, for pricing information please contact us.

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