CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and AED (Automated External Defibrillation) 


Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to take further training or to develop their knowledge and skills in this basic life support. It is recommended for first-aiders in the workplace and is also suitable for schoolchildren, as recommended by The Resuscitation Council (UK).

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake approximately 5 hours of learning, with a minimum contact time of 4 hours.

Topics covered

These include how to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally, how to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally, and safe use an automated external defibrillator.

Assessment method

This qualification can be assessed by a practical demonstration and written/oral questioning.



Heart and circulatory disease claims around 200,000 lives each year. Many could have been saved if a defibrillator was made available.

Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) are now becoming more common throughout a range of public and work places. A casualty’s survival rate will dramatically increase if an AED is available and if you have appropriately qualified personnel to use it. This very practical course will enable your learners to use the AED competently and with confidence.

Not only does this course deal with the use of an AED but it also includes vital training in resuscitation and choking procedures.



A range of subjects are covered including:

• Responsibilities and Reporting • Assessment of the situation • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty • AED functions • Resuscitation • Heart attacks • Infection control 

• Defibrillation procedures • Choking • AED safety • Paediatric defibrillation.