Life Support 3 covers the basics of how to perform CPR, including the diagnosis and treatment for Choking, Bleeding and Shock on an Infant, Child & Adult Casualty.


Candidates must be a minimum of 16 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 Life Support 3 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

Individuals and organisations are advised to take this course

Course Content

  • A range of subjects are covered including:
  • Awareness of own safety
  • Turning a casualty onto their back
  • Checking responsiveness
  • Sequence and application of CPR for infant, child, adult, and drowned casualties
  • Managing regurgitation
  • Recovery position
  • Use of a pocket mask
  • Diagnosis and treatment of choking


Life Support 3 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