Learn the Essentials of Basic Life Support required to save a life. This course is tailored to those working in the care sector.
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CPR/BLS for Healthcare Professionals Level 2 (VTQ) at a glance

  • 1-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 1 hour and 53 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
  • 100% online or add a skill session with a certified instructor
  • Videos include subtitles
  • Course manual available in the following languages: English, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Arabic
£24.95 + VAT
Group Rates also available

Medical professionals with a duty to respond in an emergency are required to complete annual BLS training. You can complete this course as initial training or as your annual refresher.

With ProTrainings, you are no longer required to spend hours in a classroom. Our blended training enables you to complete all the course content online at your convenience. All that is left is to complete a short skill evaluation to meet the learning outcomes and assessment criteria of an equivalent classroom course.

The UK Resuscitation Council 2015 guidelines state, "Short video/computer self-instruction courses, with minimal or no instructor coaching, combined with hands-on practice can be considered as an effective alternative to instructor-led BLS and AED courses."

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 adults, children, and infants 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 course complies with the latest 2015 ERC and UK Resuscitation Council Guidelines and is aimed at Healthcare Professionals with a duty to respond.

We also have a national network of instructors who can come to your workplace to deliver the training and to work within your time schedules.  Taking this training as a blended course saves valuable patient contact time ensuring that nothing is cut from the training course.

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.

  • Nurses
  • Care Workers
  • Medical Professionals needing annual updates to complete professional membership
  • Doctors
  • Locums
  • GPs
  • EMTs
  • Paramedics

This course comes with 3.0 hrs (4.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 1 hour and 53 minutes 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.

For the contents of our video online course, visit the Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professionals course.

The contents included in the classroom course are:

  • Introduction to First Aid
  • Fears of First Aid
  • Initial Assessment/Primary Survey
  • Recovery Position
  • Chain of Survival
  • The Heart
    • Heart Attack Signs, Symptoms and Treatment
  • Types of AED
  • CPR
    • Adult One Rescuer
    • Pregnant Ladies
    • Agonal Breathing
    • CPR and Seizures
    • CPR Handover
    • Child CPR
    • Infant CPR
  • Choking
    • Adult Choking
    • Infant Choking
    • Child Choking
  • Post Incident Stress
  • CPR/Basic Life Support Healthcare Professionals Student Manual V8.1 - 2015 guidelines
  • CPR/Basic Life Support Student Manual Version 8.1 - 2015 guidelines
  • ProTrainings - COVID-19 Update on CPR from the UK Resus Council
  • EmergencySMS service leaflet
  • The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) web link
  • 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 V8.1
  • Arabic Student First Aid Manual V7.0
  • BOC Oxygen kit leaflet for industry
  • BOC Oxygen kit leaflet for medical
  • CPR Flowchart handout. Infant and Child for Healthcare Professionals
  • CPR Flowchart handout. Infant and Child for Healthcare Professionals
  • CPR and Coronavirus video - Guidance on delivering CPR out of hospital has changed where Coronavirus COVID 19 is known or suspected
  • CQC website link
  • 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
  • Colour Coding in hospitals leaflet
  • Coronavirus COVID 19 Pre-Screen Student Evaluation Form
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) link to the NHS website
  • Decisions relating to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and not delivering CPR
  • European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation: 2017 update
  • 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
  • Guidance for safer handling during resuscitation in healthcare settings - UK Resuscitation Council
  • HSE 5 steps to Risk Assessing link to HSE website
  • HeartSine 350 Information Leaflet
  • 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 V8.3 - 2015 guidelines
  • ProTrainings - Using an AED Leaflet
  • ProTrainings Defibrillator eGuide
  • Resuscitation to recovery - UK Resus document link
  • Russian Student Manual V8.3
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Spanish general student manual V7.0
  • UK Resus Council 2015 Guidelines for Paediatric CPR for Healthcare providers
  • UK Resus Council 2015 Guidelines updated 2015 Link
  • UK Resus Council BLS and AED Guidelines 2015
  • UK Resus Council Guidelines for Anaphylaxis for Healthcare professional Document
  • 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 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

“Its excellent course. Thank you very much.”

- Olga, HCA from Dublin

“A straightforward approach, at the appropriate level”

- Steve, RGN from North Warwickshire
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