QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator

What’s It About?

This basic life support course will provide you with the essential knowledge and skills you need to recognise when someone has suffered cardiac arrest. You will learn how to respond to the emergency quickly, calmly and confidently.

The qualification and learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of the Resuscitation Council (UK).

Please note that in-depth training in the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) is not currently part of either the Emergency First Aid at Work and First Aid at Work courses.

Who Should Attend?

It is perfect for anyone who wishes to undertake further training or develop their knowledge and skills in this area.

It is also recommended that existing qualified first aiders who have access to a defibrillator undertake this training.

Basic Life Support

Why’s It Important?

Approximately 270,000 people suffer from a heart attack each year in the UK. Approx 33% of victims will die before they reach hospital due to cardiac arrest.

When someone suffers from cardiac arrest, their chance of survival falls by 14% every minute that passes without AED.

Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops pumping blood around the body. Unless someone begins CPR and administers AED quickly, the casualty may suffer permanent brain damage. Death may also occur within minutes of the onset of cardiac arrest.

If your team members have the skills and confidence to use an AED, it will save lives.

What Will You Gain?

By attending this basic life support training course, you will know how to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally. You will also know how to manage when they are not breathing normally.

On returning to the workplace, they will be able to safely and effectively use an AED.

What Will It Cost?

We aim to help you make your training budget go further, and we offer a range of cost-effective training options, for example:

In-House Courses

Training from as little as £49.50 + VAT per person, based on a group of 12 people

Call us today on 01452 898180 to discover the best option for you.