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Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support & Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) (RQF)


6 delegates £400 - 12 delegates £650


This is a one day course that covers the following topics:

  • Basic life support - Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally. Describe the principles that underpin basic life support; Explain the circumstances under which resuscitation is performed; Explain why early intervention is necessary; and Describe different types of cardiopulmonary arrest.
  • Basic life support techniques - Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally. Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); Demonstrate compression only resuscitation.
  • Post resuscitation procedures - Demonstrate how to place a casualty in the recovery position; Identify the risks when placing a casualty in the recovery position; and Describe handover and reporting procedures.
  • AED maintenance & troubleshooting  - Know how to safely use and maintain an automated external defibrillator.
  • AED safety considerations -  Be able to safely use an automated external defibrillator. Describe the safety considerations when using AEDs

Certificated course valid for 3 years


What next?


In line with industry guidance, the qualification supports learners with the safe and effective use of an automated external defibrillation machine for a period of 3 years, after which point it is recommended that learners resit the course. Individuals achieving this qualification may wish to undertake further First Aid qualifications including: • Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF) • Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF).


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