COURSE NUMBER : 603/5171/8
This Basic Life Support qualification will give learners the skills and knowledge to act in an emergency situation providing the casualty with critical life saving assistance until support arrives. The qualification covers cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), primary survey, the recovery position and choking, and is delivered following the protocols set by the Resuscitation Council (UK) Guidelines. A learner will gain first aid knowledge and the practical competence required to be able to help someone and potentially save a life.
The qualification is available to learners aged 14 or over. Due to the practical nature of the first aid assessment there are physical demands. To be awarded the regulated qualification a learner must be able to get to the floor unaided and successfully demonstrate all elements of the practical assessment on their own, as in a real-life situation, with the casualty on the floor. It is recommended that learners.