Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation

12 young people a week lose their lives to sudden cardiac arrest according to official statistics published by the government

This qualification, and the learning outcomes covered thereby, are based on the recommendations of the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the Skills for Health Assessment Principles for First Aid Qualifications.

The aim of the qualification is to enable Learners to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED). Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective CPR and use of an AED in emergency situations.

Intended audience

The qualification is designed for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide First Aid and/or use an AED when dealing with an emergency situation.

Structure of the qualification

This qualification is based on 6 minimum guided learning hours*. Initial training is delivered in 4 hours.

*This does not have to be face to face instructional time and can include self directed study.

Learner outcomes

The Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation Skills has one unit that learners are required to complete in order to achieve the qualification.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation Skills

  • Understand basic life support requirements.
  • Be able to demonstrate CPR techniques, AED and recovery position in line with current national guidelines.
  • Understand post resuscitation guidelines.
  • Carry out basic user maintenance and troubleshoot problems with an AED.
  • Understand the safe use of an AED

Course cost

The Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation Skills course is delivered in-house for clients across the UK and globally at a time to suit you. The cost of this, inclusive of learner resources, handouts, CPR and AED Made Easy books and certificates*, is from just £400.00 for up to 12 people. 

A certificate is issued by Simply First Aid*.

*Simply First Aid is approved to deliver qualifications listed on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). If you would like QCF certification, this is available at an additional cost.