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

Did you know that following a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces a casualty’s chance of survival by 10%?
Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the UK’s biggest killers, and yet statistics show that most of the British public are unaware of the life-saving difference they can make by performing CPR and defibrillation.



The QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (RQF) qualification has been designed to provide candidates with the skills needed to administer safe, prompt and effective basic life support and use an AED safely in emergency situations.
With an estimated 60,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests occurring every year in the UK alone, make sure you are prepared!


Intended audience

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 BLS when dealing with an emergency situation which may involve using an AED.


In an Emergency, Do You Know...


  • How to tell if someone's having a heart attack?

  • What to do if a person collapses or is unconscious?

  • How to assess the danger and casualty's responsiveness?

  • How to perform CPR using your hands and/or rescue breaths?

  • How to use a defibrillator to shock the heart?


Learn life support techniques before it's too late. Acting now could save someone's life.


CPR v. Early Defibrillation? -  First Aid for Cardiac Arrest

CPR extends the time limits for professionals to perform more elaborate first aid procedures, but by itself it cannot save lives. Use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) - as soon as possible - to restart the heart which has stopped beating, or regulate the rhythm to help regain a pulse is now the recommended technique which has been proven to save many more lives. You must act fast.


If defibrillation is delivered promptly, survival rates as high as 75% have been reported. With each minute of delay, chances of successful defbrillation decline by 10%. Basic life support will help to maintain a shockable rhythm but is not a definitive treatment. The Resuscitation Council (UK) recommends strongly a policy of attempting defibrillation with the minimum of delay in victims of VF/VT cardiac arrest.


AED Certification

This course is continuously assessed by the trainer. Successful completion results in a Defibrillator (AED) & Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate, valid for 12 months.



AED Syllabus

On completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in the use of an AED including:


Chain of survival

Assessing an incident

Casualty assessment

Managing an unresponsive casualty

Recovery Position


AED safety considerations
• Using an AED
• Combining AED use with CPR
• Using an AED on a child


Procedures for when Emergency Services arrive


AED, BLS & CPR Training in London, Herts, Essex

Plan for Safety Consultancy is a well established and leading provider of first aid training for small to medium businesses and organisations. Our courses can be delivered at your business premises, home, any suitable client hired venue or our venues in North London.  We pride ourselves in being able to inspire you, build your confidence and take away the ‘fear’ elements with our realistic approach to an emergency. More and more companies are incorporating an AED into their first aid equipment - make sure your staff know how to use it.



AED Training Course Costs

£315.00 + £9.75 per learner


Course Duration

4 hours



Course Pre-Requisites

Learners must be at least 16 years old on the first day of the training. There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.


Plan for Safety Consultancy Ltd

020 3598 0713

Qualification overview This qualification forms part of the QA First Aid suite of qualifications. The qualification and learning outcomes are based on the recommendations...
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"Together We Can Help Save Lives"

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