What is this Course?

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.

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.

What Does this Course Include?

The 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