Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation & Automated External Defibrillation Course

Course Information

The Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation & Automated External Defibrillation Course is designed to train individuals and company staff that require training in basic life support and automated external defibrillation.

This course will provide the necessary skills to manage a patient that is unconscious and not breathing normally until the arrival of the emergency services.

This course meets the guidelines of the UK and European Resuscitation Councils for Basic Life Support and the use of an AED.

The course can be reduced to 3 hours 15 minutes if basic Life Support training has been received in the preceding 3 months.

This course is mapped to the learning outcomes of the Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation

Course Specification

Intended Participant:

Workplace First Aid and Community First Responders

Max Student Instructor Ratio:

25 Candidates

Course Duration:

Initial Training: 6 hours
Retraining time: 6 hours

Certificate Expiry:

3 years from the date of completion
First Aid International is approved by the Health and Safety Executive approval number:
Great Britain 1397/94 – Northern Ireland 136


Practical assessment with oral questions

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Student Materials Includes:

• Essential Skills Guide
• Successful Completion Card
• Emergency Plan & Guidance Card
• Wall Certificate
• Course Evaluation and Statement of Understanding Form

Hands-on Skill Practice

Students will practice the essential skills in small groups and will apply these skills in scenario sessions during the course


• Students are assessed throughout the course by instructor observation of the essential skills
• Annual Refresher Training is strongly recommended by HSE

Course Topics

  • Principles of First Aid
  • Good Practice
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Chain Of Survival
  • Emergency Management Procedure
  • Care Cycle ™
Scene Safety:
  • Scene Survey
  • Exposure Protection
Basic Life Support:
  • Patient Survey
  • Primary Survey, Recovery Position & Reassessment
  • CPR Adult (Cardiopulmonary
  • Alternative Ventilation Procedures
  • Adult Choking
Automated External Defibrillation:
  • AED Algorithm
  • Chain of Survival
  • AED Use on Adults
  • Chest Preparation and Electrode Pad Placement
  • Handover to Advanced Care
  • Patient Report Form (PRF)
  • Equipment Checks and Troubleshooting