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Level 2
Award in Basic Life Support & Safe Use of Automated External Defibrillator

1/2 Day


Course Description:

This qualification is for people who have a specific interest or responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, in being able to provide basic life support (BLS) when dealing with an emergency situation which may involve using an AED.

This QA qualification outlines a range of knowledge and practical skills in providing BLS and using an AED safely. Learners will practise assessing and managing a casualty who needs BLS and the safe use of an AED.


Topics Covered:

  • 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


Next Course Date:

Scheduled on request


Group Discount:

For 3 or more bookings


Achieve practical competency to deal with range of first aid situations and safely use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Format & Assessment: 

Classroom. Practical assessments and multiple choice knowledge assessments covering each unit.


No. of Sessions/ Duration: 

Half day

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