About the Course

This 3 hour Basic Life Support course will give learners the skills and knowledge to act in an emergency situation providing the casualty with critical lifesaving assistance until support arrives.

This course also covers the safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and is delivered following the protocols set by the Resuscitation Council (UK) Guidelines.


Candidates must be a minimum of 14 years of age at the time of taking the assessment. No prior first aid knowledge is required.

The qualification is Ofqual accredited and valid for three years, making it suitable for all industries and enabling you to meet HSE requirements.

The Basic Life Support course is three hours. The course comprises of practical work and theoretical classroom work, including practical assessment on CPR and first aid.

The award is valid for three years as of the date of assessment.

Information For Everyone

A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the person is suitable for the role.

Course Content

  • What is First Aid?
  • Action in an emergency
  • Primary survey
  • Secondary assessment
  • Resuscitation and AED
  • Disorders of respiration


Students First Aid is Trainer Assessed throughout the course and the assessment should determine a learner’s ability to act safely, promptly and effectively when an emergency occurs at work and to deal with a casualty. All Assessment Criteria in the units must be achieved


A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course per trainer. The cost of the course is £550.00 for 3 hours. Individual cost will £85 per person. This cost will include all equipment, books and HSE certificates