AED & Basic Life Support Training – Level 2 (RQF)

Course cost

Cost for onsite workplace BLS training

  • 1140.60 for a group of 12 (£95 pp)
  • £765.60 for a group of up to 6

Private Individual booking onto one of our public Basic Life Support and AED training courses: £60

Course overview

Basic Life Support (BLS) and Safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator Level 2 (RQF):

This adult basic life support course is designed to ensure that persons who have access to an AED are trained to use it safely and effectively. Course participants will be assessed as safe in the use of an AED in an emergency. 

This course does not cover advanced life support. If this is what you require, please get in touch, or browse our other courses. We  teach basic life support BLS in this session.

  • You will learn essential life-saving skills
  • You will be confident at using your new skills if the situation should arise
  • You will gain knowledge to support your new skills.

You will receive an Ofqual regulated certificate – valid for 1 year. Please note that we only offer Ofqual courses, as these give our clients the best accreditation in order to meet their legal requirements.

Who is it for?

Target audience:

This BLS course is suitable for any person who wants to be able to administer life saving first aid to adults children and infants and be trained in basic life support. Participants might include healthcare professionals, or people working in a business.

Do you need a defibrillator?

This is a snapshot of the checklist we use as a quick risk assessment to see if you need a defibrillator in your workplace.

  • Are you able to retrieve and use a defibrillator within 3 minutes?
  • How close are the nearest emergency medical services, in minutes?
  • How many employees do you have on-site?
  • Are any of your employees CPR/AED trained?
  • Are there members of the public on your premises?
  • Have you completed a risk assessment in the last 12 months?
  • What is the layout of your buildings?; multiple floors, restricted areas etc.
  • Are there any environmental factors that may induce cardiac arrest?
  • Are there any geographical factors that may delay the delivery of an AED to the patient?

Course content

Here is a breakdown of the content and subjects covered in this course:

  • Chain of survival
  • Assessing an incident
  • Casualty assessment
  • Managing an unresponsive casualty Recovery Position
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation CPR*
  • AED safety considerations
    • Using an AED
    • Combining AED use with CPR • Using an AED on a child
  • Procedures for when Emergency Services arrive

*CPR includes chest compressions and rescue breaths. It is important to know how to administer high-quality chest compressions.

On completion of this training, your staff will be able to:

  • Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure), wounded, bleeding or suffering from shock.
  • Know how to put a casualty into the recovery position
  • Administer CPR* to a patient suffering cardiac arrest.

Be Prepared with an AED for cardiac arrest.

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
the difference they can make by performing CPR and defibrillation. 

The Basic Life Support Course 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!

You can also find additional information on resuscitation on the Resuscitation Council UK website.

Blended Learning for some of our other courses

The 21st-century way for you to meet your legal requirements for the health & Safety First Aid Act. Take part in your training online, reducing your time in the classroom. This also means that less time is lost to travel. This allows you to study first aid theory at your own pace. The practical modules are then delivered in the classroom, face-to-face with one of our trainers where you will be able to ask lots of frequently asked questions.

Happy Clients

Keep your workplaces safe

Here are a few testimonials from our clients. We work hard on customer retention by making sure we provide the right training and the best service.

Barry and Hannah carried out First Aid training for 12 of our scaffolding operatives.
They enjoyed the course and said they had learnt a lot of information which they would find useful in the future. So well done Barry and Hannah
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Sue Newton
Scaffolding Operatives
We have used Barry for our 1st Aid training for many years, he is excellent at helping staff achieve competency in their first aid. We would definitely recommend and will continue to complete our training through Barry and his company.
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Randy Tran
Would definitely recommend…
I completed the blended first aid at work course. There was a lot to learn in a short space of time, but Barry was great! We could have a laugh with him which made us feel more relaxed. I am now confident and have the knowledge to put into practice when needed.
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Great FAW course!
I thoroughly enjoyed this 3 day course from start to finish. Barry is an incredibly good teacher and made the course engaging and fun.
I’ve learnt a lot and feel much more confident that I could be of help in many different emergency scenarios.
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Oscar Burr
Engaging, effective, and important
As always Barry made the practical learning fun and interactive so that the information is easy to remember. The blended form of training was much easier to fit into busy working lives and the interactive online training meant you could go back to sections if needed.
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Debbie Corsby
Practical learning made fun
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