This Level 2 Qualification gives you the Basic Life Support and AED skills to save someone in need.
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CPR/BLS and AED Level 2 (VTQ) at a glance

  • 1-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 3 hours and 0 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Follows latest UK Resuscitation and ERC guidelines
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • Videos include subtitles
  • Course manual available in the following languages: English, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Arabic
£34.95 + VAT
Group Rates also available

The purpose of this Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation is to provide the learner with the skills, knowledge and understanding in the provision of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and of the safe use and management of an Automated External Defibrillator. This qualification offers the trained provider the opportunity to provide effective emergency lifesaving first aid care using an AED. This is achieved through the understanding of the BLS/AED algorithm and the responsibilities and treatment principles of AED use.

ProTrainings Basic Life Support courses have been designed to meet all the required learning outcomes and are aligned to the Skills for Health UK Core Skills Training Framework or UK-CSTF.  This includes both level 2 adult and paediatric patient care.  The course is also Skills for Care Endorsed and follows the requirements set out in the Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines for adult and Paediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) basic life support (BLS).

This course covers Basic Life Support skills and includes skills for Adult, Child and Infant as well as healthcare variations on infant CPR. The course includes Safety, precautions, initial assessment, recovery position, CPR, compression-only CPR, CPR handover and choking. This is ideal for nurses, care workers or medical professionals needing annual updates to complete professional membership. In most cases, this course is ideal as an online-only course but if you need a practical session as well we have a network of approved instructors where we can offer the course as blended including a short practical session.

AED training is also included in the course. Learning AED skills is becoming more important with the increase in the numbers of units in the community and workplace. They are easy to use with a little training and make a real difference in the chance of survival to someone in cardiac arrest. If you have already completed any other first aid course you will understand the importance of the prompt use of an AED making this an ideal next course to take to develop your skills.

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

This course can be completed as the online part 1 of a 2-part blended course. After completing this online course, you may find and attend the classroom-only part 2 course and cut down on the number of days spent in the classroom.

  • Firefighters
  • Nurses 
  • Care workers
  • Doctors
  • First Aiders
  • Medical workers
  • People needing basic CPR skills

This course comes with 4.0 hrs (6.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 3 hours of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

Introduction to CPR and AED Level 2 Course

  • Introduction to this CPR AED Course
  • Level 2 Award in CPR and AED course Overview

Initial Care and Safety

  • Fears of first aid
  • Asking permission to help
  • Calling the EMS
  • Waiting for the EMS to Arrive
  • Scene Safety
  • The Chain of Survival
  • DRAB and the ABCDs
  • Initial Assessment and the Recovery Position
  • Barriers and Gloves
  • How to use face shields

Heart Attack

  • Heart Attack
  • Heart attack position

Cardiac Arrest and CPR

  • Adult CPR Introduction
  • When to call for assistance
  • Adult CPR
  • CPR Hand Over
  • Compressions Only CPR
  • Child CPR
  • Child CPR Breakdown
  • Infant CPR
  • Infant Recovery Position
  • Drowning
  • Adult Bag Valve Mask
  • SADS
  • Effective CPR
  • Improving compressions
  • Improving breaths
  • Seizures and Cardiac Arrest

AED Introduction and Types

  • AED Introduction
  • Types of AED Units

Using an AED

  • AED Setup
  • AED demo for units with CPR help
  • Child AED
  • Training AED Units

AED Maintenance

  • AED Maintenance
  • AED Pads
  • AED Batteries

AED Troubleshooting

  • AED Locations
  • AED Locations
  • Community AED Units

Summary and Practical Options

  • AED Post Resuscitation Procedures
  • Oxygen for First Aid
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • CPR-AED Course Summary

Learning Outcomes 

1 Understand basic life support requirements 1.1 Describe the principles that underpin basic life support
1.2 Explain the circumstances under which resuscitation is performed
1.3 Explain why early intervention is necessary
1.4 Describe different types of cardiopulmonary arrest

2 Be able to demonstrate basic life support techniques and automated external defibrillator use in line with current national guidelines2.1 Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation
2.2 Demonstrate compression-only resuscitation
2.3 Demonstrate the use of resuscitation barrier devices
2.4 Demonstrate how to manage a choking casualty
2.5 Demonstrate the use of an automated external defibrillator
2.6 Describe the differences when using an automated external defibrillator on a child

3 Be able to demonstrate post-resuscitation procedures3.1 Demonstrate how to place a casualty in the recovery position
3.2 Identify the risks when placing a casualty in the recovery position
3.3 Describe handover and reporting procedures

4 Be able to carry out basic user maintenance and troubleshoot problems with an automated external defibrillator4.1 Identify when a defibrillator battery requires changing
4.2 Identify when electrode pads need replacing
4.3 Demonstrate how to troubleshoot problems if the automated external defibrillator does not function correctly

5 Understand the safe use of an automated external defibrillator5.1 Describe the safety considerations when using AEDs

  • CPR/Basic Life Support Student Manual Version 8.1 - 2015 guidelines
  • ProTrainings - COVID-19 Update on CPR from the UK Resus Council
  • ProTrainings AED Student Manual V8.0 - 2015 guidelines
  • EmergencySMS service leaflet
  • AED infographic will guide you through the steps
  • Adult CPR Flowchart
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Anatomy and Physiology Human Body Picture Reference Book Student Manual V8.0
  • Arabic Student First Aid Manual V7.0
  • BOC Oxygen kit leaflet for industry
  • BOC Oxygen kit leaflet for medical
  • CPR and Coronavirus video - Guidance on delivering CPR out of hospital has changed where Coronavirus COVID 19 is known or suspected
  • CR2 AED user manual to learn more about this unit. For more information contact us.
  • Cardiac Science G3 user manual
  • Child CPR Flowchart
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Child and Infant CPR Flowchart Handout
  • Clean hand techniques leaflet
  • Coronavirus COVID 19 Pre-Screen Student Evaluation Form
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) link to the NHS website
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • First Aid Student Manual - Welsh
  • First Aid and Social Distancing poster
  • First Aid at Work Regulations 1981 HSE document
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • HeartSine 350 Information Leaflet
  • HeartStart FR3
  • Heartsine 350 AED unit
  • Heartsine 500 AED unit
  • Home Emergency Contact Sheet
  • How to register to call EMS by text
  • IPAD SP1 AED Owners Leaflet
  • Infant CPR Flowchart
  • Infant CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Lifepac CR-T AED Instruction Manual
  • Lifepac CR2 AED Data Sheet
  • Link to the HSE website
  • NHS Choices Web link
  • Personal Medical Information Sheet
  • Polish Student Manual - Pierwsza Pomoc w Pracy Ksiazka studenta V7.0 - 2015 guidelines
  • ProForm 17 ProTrainings Level 2 CPR and AED theoretical assessment - open response not a final test
  • ProTrainings - Using an AED Leaflet
  • ProTrainings Defibrillator eGuide
  • Russian Student Manual V7.0
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Spanish general student manual V7.0
  • UK Resus Council 2015 Guidelines updated 2015 Link
  • UK Resus Council BLS and AED Guidelines 2015
  • UK Resus The Use of Automated External Defibrillators
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Workplace Accident Book
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet
  • Zoll AED Plus Manual
  • Zoll AED Plus user guide
  • Zoll AED Pro User Guide
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What is CPD and why is having Certified CPD important?

CPD stands for Continuous Professional Development and is required in many business sectors. Even if you do not require a set CPD credit level, having Certifed CPD ensures the quality of training. ProTrainings are the highest gold standard of CPD ensuring that all courses are externally verified and mapped to the highest levels.

What is "SCORM ready" and will courses run on a LMS?

SCORM Ready means that online courses can run on any compatible Learning Management System (LMS). SCORM courses run seamlessly on your existing LMS system without a separate login so staff only login using the existing company system. ProTrainings online courses have an advanced SCORM ready system to give more features than any other company.

Are courses all online or can I take a blended or class case locally?

Most of our courses are available as online or classroom-based at a training centre locally.  We can also send an instructor to your business to save travel and tailor the course to your business.  To save time and money you can take most courses in a blended format with online and class training.

How do I complete a practical module after completing the online basic life support course?

We have a network of over 1000 approved and monitored instructors to deliver a short skill training session nationwide or we can come to your workplace to deliver the training. This blended training saves class time and provides the same UK-CSTF aligned training. Contact us on 01206 805359 to discuss your options.

Do I receive a certificate after completing your online training?

Yes, when you complete the online course you will be able to download and print a compliant completion certificate, evidenced-based learning statement to confirm course content and a certified CPD statement. There is no extra charge for the certificate.  You can also buy a printed certificate to be posted to you for a small extra fee.

What training courses do you offer and how are they delivered?

We offer a full range of training courses across all business sectors as video online, blended and nationwide at your business or our local training centres. With over 300 courses you can learn at a time and place that meets your busy schedules and save money on travel and costs away from the office.

What People are Saying

“The training covers all the aspects very clearly and in a user friendly and relaxed manner. The quality of the training material is of a very high standard. I will gladly recommend ProTrainings!”

- Morkel Jacques, Doctor from Essex

“Very good and accurate course. Highly recommended. I am a GP trainee.”

- vivek, GP trainee from hertfordshire
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