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This 4 hour course outlines a range of knowledge and practical skills in providing basic life support (BLS) and using an automated external defibrillator (AED) safely. Learners will practise assessing and managing a casualty who needs BLS and the safe use of an AED.

Overview

Please note we can deliver this course for a group on your premises or here at College for a maximum of 12 candidates this is priced at £300 per group (additional travel costs apply).

 

The qualification and the learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of: 

  • The Resuscitation Council (UK)
  • Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications

This 4 hour course outlines a range of knowledge and practical skills in providing basic life support (BLS) and using an automated external defibrillator (AED) safely. Learners will practise assessing and managing a casualty who needs BLS and the safe use of an AED.

This qualification is for people who have a specific interest or responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities e.g. a first aider, in being able to provide BLS when dealing with an emergency situation which may involve using an AED.

What will I study?

The course will cover the following:

  • Management of an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
  • Management of an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
  • Know how to safely use an automated external defibrillator
  • Be able to safely use an automated external defibrillator

Entry Requirements

There are no 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.

How will I be assessed?

The following are the methods of assessment for the Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator (RQF) qualification: 

  • Practical assessments these are observed by the trainer throughout the four-hour course

There are three practical assessments:

  • CPR
  • Use of an AED (BLS/AED)
  • Recovery Position

On success completion of the course candidates will be awarded the Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator (RQF) Qualification, which is valid for a period of 1 year, within which time the learner will need to re-take the course and assessments to remain qualified.

What can I do next?

We offer a wide range of First Aid courses.

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email business@blackburn.ac.uk

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