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 (AEDs) 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 course is open to anyone wishing to gain an understanding of how to use an AED and training on basic life support. 

All of our course options are open to those aged 16+ and are available for both individual and group bookings; up to a maximum of 12 attendees.


4 contact hours/half day.


This practically based course will enable participants to use an AED competently and with confidence. Not only does this course deal with the use of an AED but it also includes vital training in basic life support including resuscitation.

Practical and theoretical activities include:

  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Infection control
  • Resuscitation
  • AED functions
  • Defibrillation procedures
  • Safety measures


FAA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support & Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator

Assessment is ongoing by the instructor, along with a multiple choice question paper. A three year Level 3 Award will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment.

Qualification lasts for 3 years with renewal through re-attendance on the course required after that period.