This is a one day course (6 hours), This qualification is designed for those learners wishing for further training or to develop knowledge and/or skills in this subject area. It is recommended as training for first aiders in the workplace environment who have access to a defibrillator.

The Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (QCF) has been accredited by the regulators of England and Wales (Ofqual and the Welsh Government) and is part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

The course is usually taken over 1 day (6 hours) and covers:

  • Understand basic life support requirements
  • Be able to demonstrate basic life support techniques and automated external defibrillator use in line with current national guidelines
  • Be able to demonstrate post-resuscitation procedures
  • Be able to carry out basic user maintenance and troubleshoot problems with an automated external defibrillator
  • Understand the safe use of an automated external defibrillator

The assessments will be carried out as an ongoing assessment process so NO end of course assessment!

On completion, successful candidates will be awarded an "Ofqual" approved Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation Certificate valid for three years.

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Emergency First Aid at Work

Available Places: 9

Emergency First Aid at Work

Date: 27 APR 2020
Course Description:

This 1 day First Aid at Work course is for people who work for organisations who need someone to be trained in first aid that conforms to the regulations which were changed in October 2013.

This means that the employer rather than the HSE is responsible for the standards of their first aid training.

Course Specifications:
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Level: 3
  • Assessment Type: ongoing assessment process
  • Award: Ofqual approved First Aid at Work Certificate

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