Includes BLS, CPR , AED and Anaphylaxis
CPD Certified Provider of Training Excellence Training Approved by Skills for Care

The purpose of the ProTrainings CPR/BLS, AED and Anaphylaxis Level 2 (VTQ) is to equip learners with the necessary skills, knowledge, and understanding to effectively administer Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and safely manage an Automated External Defibrillator. This qualification empowers trained providers to deliver essential emergency first aid using an AED, guided by the BLS/AED algorithm and the responsibilities and principles governing AED use.

ProTrainings Basic Life Support courses have been thoughtfully designed to encompass all required learning outcomes and adhere to the Skills for Health UK Core Skills Training Framework (UK-CSTF). This coverage extends to both level 2 adult and pediatric patient care. Furthermore, this course is endorsed by Skills for Care and aligns with the Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines for adult and pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and basic life support (BLS).

This comprehensive course encompasses Basic Life Support skills, spanning Adult, Child, and Infant care, and includes healthcare-specific variations for infant CPR. The curriculum includes aspects such as safety, precautions, initial assessment, recovery position, CPR, compression-only CPR, CPR handover, and handling choking situations. It is particularly suitable for nurses, care workers, or medical professionals seeking annual updates to maintain professional membership.

For many individuals, this course can be completed entirely online. However, if you require hands-on practice as well, we have a network of approved instructors who can offer blended courses, which include a brief practical session.

AED training is a crucial component of this course. Learning AED skills is increasingly important as more AED units are available in the community and workplace. They are user-friendly with minimal training and can significantly enhance the chances of survival for someone in cardiac arrest. If you have already completed other first aid courses, you'll appreciate the importance of promptly using an AED, making this an excellent follow-up course to further enhance your life-saving skills.

All of our first aid courses fully adhere to the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for 2021, in compliance with HSE requirements. It's important to note that learners undertaking a ProTrainings Training Course have the option to choose a regulated qualification.

This anaphylaxis awareness module is designed for anyone who needs to understand anaphylaxis. It covers the use of Epi-Pens, Emerade, and Jext, along with recognizing signs, treatment, concerns, and activating EMS, as well as patient care. We offer a 100% classroom-based course, and the certificate remains valid for three years. To renew it, simply complete the same course again. Upon successful completion of the online or classroom course, you will receive a ProTrainings wall certificate and wallet card.

Some of our online and classroom courses also include Anaphylaxis training, and in some cases, this course can be integrated into another course and dually certified by ProTrainings. This course is also tailored to healthcare professionals, aligning with their specific responsibilities.

All of our first aid courses are fully compliant with the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for 2021, including the guidelines for Anaphylaxis.

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.

  • Firefighters
  • Nurses
  • Care workers
  • Doctors
  • First Aiders
  • Medical workers

People needing basic CPR skills

This course comes with 5.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this.

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 BLS and AED
  • Fears of first aid
  • Asking permission to help
  • Scene Safety
  • Chain of Survival
  • Introduction to the ABCDE Approach 
  • ABCDE Approach to Patient Care
  • Barriers and Gloves
  • Respiration and Breathing
  • Pulse Points
  • Initial Assessment and the Recovery Position
  • Infant Recovery Position
  • First Aid vs BLS Healthcare Professionals
  • Heart Attack
  • Adult CPR
  • Effective CPR
  • CPR Hand Over
  • Compressions Only CPR
  • Drowning
  • Adult Bag Valve Mask
  • Child CPR
  • Child CPR Breakdown
  • Child CPR for Healthcare Professionals
  • Infant CPR
  • Infant CPR for Health Professionals
  • Adult Choking 
  • Child Choking
  • Infant Choking
  • AED Introduction
  • Types of AED Units
  • AED Setup
  • AED Demo
  • Child AED
  • AED Maintenance
  • AED Pads
  • AED Batteries
  • AED Troubleshooting
  • AED Locations
  • Types of AED
  • AED's in Different Sectors

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 guidelines

  • 2.1 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 procedures

  • 3.1 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 defibrillator

  • 4.1 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 defibrillator

  • 5.1 Describe the safety considerations when using AEDs

6 Understanding what Anaphylaxis is

  • 6.1 Recognise what Anaphylaxis is
  • 6.2 Identify common symptoms associated with Anaphylaxis
  • 6.3 Understand what triggers an Anaphylactic shock
  • 6.4 Recognise different types of sudden reactions (Uni-phasic / Bi-phasic)
  • 6.5 Identify and list common causes
  • 6.6 Demonstrate how to treat an Anaphylactic shock

7 Be able to recognise seizures and deliver the correct treatment where necessary

  • 7.1 Know how to treat a casualty who is suffering from a seizure
  • 7.2 Be able to know different types of auto-injectors and their requirements
  • 7.3 Demonstrate the safe use of an auto-injector
  • 7.4 Know when auto-injectors expire and how to get them replaced
  • 7.5 Understand safe storage requirements
  • 7.6 Understand what to do with an allergic reaction

8 Understand workplace requirements

  • 8.1 Know who is responsible in the workplace or home
  • ProTrainings - COVID-19 Update on CPR from the UK Resus Council
  • Student Manual (V8.1) - Anaphylaxis Awareness
  • Student Manual (V8.2) - CPR/Basic Life Support
  • AED infographic will guide you through the steps
  • Adult CPR Flowchart
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • BOC Oxygen kit leaflet for industry
  • BOC Oxygen kit leaflet for medical
  • CQC website link
  • CR2 AED user manual to learn more about this unit. For more information contact us.
  • Cardiac Science G3 user manual
  • Catastrophic bleeding and trauma First Aid Guidance From ProTrainings
  • CellAED for Life membership
  • CellAED® personal AED
  • Child CPR Flowchart
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Child and Infant CPR Flowchart Handout
  • Clean hand techniques leaflet
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) link to the NHS website
  • Dutch - Student manual
  • Emerade - Package leaflet: Information for the user
  • EpiPen Guide
  • EpiPen instruction leaflet
  • EpiPen patient information sheet
  • Epilepsy in Action Leaflet (register on
  • 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 and Social Distancing poster
  • First Aid at Work Regulations 1981 HSE document
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • French - First Aid Plus student manual
  • HeartSine 350 Information Leaflet
  • Heartsine 350 AED unit
  • Heartsine 500 AED unit
  • How to register to call EMS by text
  • IPAD SP1 AED Owners Leaflet
  • Infant CPR Flowchart
  • Infant CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Italian - Student manual
  • Jext Product Data Sheets
  • Jext patient Information Sheet
  • Lifepac CR-T AED Instruction Manual
  • Lifepac CR2 AED Data Sheet
  • Link to the HSE website
  • NHS Choices Web link
  • Oxygen User Instructions - Gas rentals are available from ProTrainings, contact us for more information
  • Oxygen and Analgesic gases from ProTrainings
  • Personal Medical Information Sheet
  • Polish - Student manual
  • ProTrainings - Using an AED Leaflet
  • ProTrainings Defibrillator eGuide
  • Regulated - COVID 19 Pre-Screen Student Evaluation Form
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Spanish - Student manual
  • Student Manual (V7.0) - First Aid - Arabic
  • Student Manual (V7.0) - First Aid - Spanish
  • Student Manual (V8.3) - Pierwsza Pomoc w Pracy Ksiazka studenta - Polish
  • Student Manual (V8.6) - Anatomy and Physiology Human Body
  • Student Manual (V8.6) - First Aid - Welsh
  • UK Resus Council Guidelines for Anaphylaxis for Healthcare professional Document
  • UK Resus The Use of Automated External Defibrillators
  • Ukrainian - Student manual
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet
  • Woundclot - haemostatic gauze for all types of bleeding
  • Zoll AED Plus user guide
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.

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 350 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.

Are your courses Endorsed?

Yes, all ProTrainings courses are Endorsed by TQUK in addition to other approvals and endorsements to give you a quality compliant qualification for your courses whatever delivery method you take.

Why do I need accredited training courses?

Whether you are employed, running a business or taking training for other reasons, you need to ensure the course is trustworthy and will pass due diligence checks.  Taking courses that are accredited gives you peace of mind of the quality, compliance and that your certificate will be accepted. Choosing ISO companies to ensure they are externally verified.

Are courses all online or can I take a blended or class course 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.

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