Level 2 Award In Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (RQF) 

This qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to take further training or to develop their knowledge and/or skills in this subject area. It is recommended for first-aiders in the workplace who have access to a defibrillator or is suitable for schoolchildren as recommended by The Resuscitation Council (UK). 
 
If a defibrillator is used and effective CPR is performed within 3-5 minutes of cardiac arrest, survival chances increase from 6% to 74% 
Course Duration : Half day (4 hours) 
The minimum contact hours for this qualification, excluding breaks should be for a minimum period of 4 hours. 
 
Assessment 
The qualification is assessed via on-going oral and/or written questioning and practical demonstration. 
 
Certificate 
All successful students will be issued with an Automated External Defibrillator & Basic Life Support Certificate, along with a wallet-sized plastic card detailing their qualification. 
 
All candidates receive comprehensive course materials including a complimentary first aid kit, resuscitation face, shield and a book. 
Course Content 
Assessing an incident 
Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is breathing 
Open a casualtys airway 
Recovery position 
Choking 
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 
Demonstrate the safe and correct use of a Defibrillator 
Automated External Defibrillators (AED) 
Course Completion 
A final assessment of knowledge and skill is a requirement of this programme. 
 
Successful candidates will be awarded a wallet-sized qualification card on completion and receive a full colour A4 certificate. 
 
The qualification is valid for 3 years but we strongly strongly recommend refresher training every 12 months. 
 
All candidates receive comprehensive course materials including a complimentary first aid kit, resuscitation face, shield and a book.