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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) and Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an AED

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) and Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an AED

RQF Level 2 Award Qualification titles: FAA Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation & Automated External Defibrillation ; FAA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an AED

Unit 1 title: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation Skills; Basic Life Support and using an Automated External Defibrillator



First Aid and Defibrillation is an essesntial skill and knowledge based programme that everyone should have, whether you have a responsability in your workplace, at home or at play. This qualification is focused on Basic Life support combined with the effective use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). It will give you the knowledge you require to deal with many incidents that you could be faced with, along with the skills to be able save someone's life, particularly for someone in cardiac arrest.


A minimum of 10 contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities.


A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Introduction to Defibrillation
  • Responsibilities 
  • Action in an Emergency
  • Assessment of the situation (Primary and Secondary Assessment)
  • The respiratory system
  • Resuscitation
  • Choking
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • AED functions
  • Defibrillation with an AED
  • Paediatric Defibrillation
  • Safety measures
  • Recovery position for a child
  • Recovery position for an Infant
  • Infection control

Assessment and Marking

The course Instructor is responsible for determining whether delegates pass or fail based on practical and oral assessment throughout the course, i.e. by observation and oral questioning, as well as the completion of a multiple-choice question paper at the end of the course.  The Instructor will only award a pass if they believe that delegates have displayed the requisite understanding and competencies at the end of each session throughout the course and successfully completed the question paper.


This qualification lasts for 3 years. To renew their qualification after 3 years, delegates will need to retake the full course. However, it is recommended that, during the 3 year period, delegates attend annual refresher courses.

Number of candidates 

A minimum of 6 and maximum of 24 students can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify.



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