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Automated External Defibrillator and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (QCF)

This course covers the safe use of defibrillators or AEDs. This course will train you in the safe use of all commonly available public access defibrillators that are available in the UK. This course also covers CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) and Basic Life Support.

Defibrillators in the UK

Public Access Automated External Electrical Defibrillation is well established and a highly effective therapy for cardiac arrest. The most important aspect of survival is the time from collapse to delivery of the first shock from a Defibrillator. The availability of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) is widespread and is considered a standard piece of first aid equipment in many locations from airlines, shopping centres and leisure facilities.

Defibrillator (AED) First Aid Training programme

The training course will consist of;

  • Brief introduction
  • Vital Signs and Basic Life Support
  • Basic Life Support scenarios
  • Chain of Survival
  • Heart rhythms
  • AED scenarios
  • Assessment
  • Dealing with the aftermath
  • Evaluation


Our trainers come from a range of professional backgrounds such as the emergency services, the military and outdoor professionals. We aim to match instructors to your specific training requirements. They are aware of the specific needs of various outdoor environments, fully understanding the problems and judgements that have to be made when dealing with incidents in stressful, dangerous and remote situations. Learn more about our trainers and what makes them unique.


Our training is very practical and hands on with a typically 70% practical to just 30% theory. Our courses do not rely upon the usual ‘death by PowerPoint’, instead we use progressive incident scenario based training methods. Our courses teach techniques proven to work in real life incidents and not just in a classroom. Our training builds confidence and develops first aid skills into complete incident management. Read more about our training and why we get such positive reviews.



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