Basic Life Support and Safe use of an AED
Level 2 - National Qualification Framework
Level 5 – Scottish Qualification Framework
Scheduled Courses & On-site Training available
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 very practical course will enable you 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.
Responsibilities and reporting
Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
Assessment of the situation
A minimum of six hours makes up this qualification consisting of theoretical and practical work.
This qualification lasts for 3 years. To renew their qualification after 3 years, delegates will need to retake the full course.
Summative practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor each day, along with a written assessment on each day.
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.
We are able to deliver this course on your site, subject to a pre-course assessment of your premises, reducing your costs in respect of additional time out and travelling. For individual course places please see our scheduled courses, or for group bookings, please contact us for an on-site training quote.
4 HOUR – CLASSROOM BASED
This course runs over a minimum of four contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities. Other delivery options may be available.
4 HOUR – AT YOUR PREMISES
We are able to deliver this course on your site, subject to a pre-course assessment of your premises, reducing your costs in respect of additional time out and travelling.
EVENINGS, WEEKENDS etc
If you need to gain the qualification, but cannot spare a whole day, we offer courses over evenings, weekends and usually accommodate your needs. Get in touch to discuss.