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BLS & AED / GP Annual Update

BLS & AED / GP Annual Update

Basic Life Support & Safe Use of a Defibrillator.

This course qualifies to QA Level 2, with 1 unit. QCF, and is OFQUAL accredited.

This course is suited for AED operators in the workplace / community, or those wanting to learn how to use a defibrillator effectively. This qualification is also used for our Practitioners Annual Update, which is suited for Doctors, Nurses, and practice staff not working in a day to day Emergency role.

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification provides Learners with the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge in basic life support and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) usage in emergency situations.

Key Facts

QAN Number:601/5378/7
Ofqual regulated?:Yes
Number of Units:1 mandatory unit
Guided Learning Hours (GLH):5
Contact Learning Hours (CLH):3hrs 40mins minimum
Credit Value:1
Assessment:3 x Practical assessments and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course
Qualification Valid For:1 year

Course Overview

Over a half day period, Learners will develop the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of first aid situations and safely use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Topics covered include: managing an unresponsive casualty, CPR, using an AED on both adults and children, combining AED use with CPR and more.

This qualification can be delivered as a standalone course (minimum of 3 hours 40 minutes) or as a ‘bolt on’ (1.5 hours excluding breaks) to other first aid qualifications that share the same assessment criteria – Such as First Aid at Work.

This course covers:

  • helping someone who is unresponsive and breathing
  • helping someone who is unresponsive and not breathing
  • how to use an automated external defibrillator:
    • the heart
    • heart conditions
    • heart rhythms
    • chain of survival
    • use of an AED
    • safety considerations.

This course is designed around delivering the learning outcomes in a fun, and relaxed manner. Our bespoke course has received continual high quality scores, and is delivered by professional adult educators.

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