Defibrillator (AED) Training Course


/live/courses/AED_Sign.jpgThis 4 hour course is for you, if you need to:

  • Renew your CPR certificate
  • Attend an annual CPR refresher course
  • Learn to use a defibrillator (AED)
  • Update or learn Basic Life Support BLS skills

AEDs save lives!  You don't have to have been trained in order to use and AED in an emergency situation. Many people prefer to attend a course in order to boost their confidence to act promptly and effectively should they need to.

Following this course, all successful attendees will receive a Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) RQF qualificationwhich is valid for 3 years.

Defibrillator training can be delivered by all regulated training providers. It doesn't have to be given by the same organisation that provided your defibrillator. Defibrillators are designed to be easy to use. Although there may seem to be a large number of different AEDs on the market, in fact they all work in a very similar way, the main difference being whether they are semi-automatic or automatic. i.e. will the device deliver a shock to the casualty automatically or will it tell you (yes, AEDs talk to you!) to press a button in order to deliver a shock. 

Universal defibrillator training devices are commonplace and are designed to take you through the safe use of an AED and train you to troubleshoot common problems.

Related First Aid Tips and FAQs

What is an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)?

Download the Department for Education AED Guide for Schools (updated Dec 2015)

Download the UK Resuscitation Council AED Guide (updated April 2017) 


Course Calendar

Sorry, but we do not have a course scheduled at present. We run the course regularly, so please telephone or click here to use our enquiry form


Course - Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an AED (1/2 day)

Using and AED

Qualification Details

RQF Level 2 Award

  • Qualification title: Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (RQF)
  • Unit 1 title: Basic Life Support and using and Automated External Defibrillator
  • Credit: 1

Certificates are valid for 3 year following successful completion of the course.

Course Timings

A half day course with a minimum of 4 hours of contact time in the classroom. 

Course Content

This is a very enjoyable and highly practical course which uses universal defibrillator training devices.

  • Introduction to the purpose of AEDs
  • Incident Management – a systematic approach to managing first aid incidents and assessing casualties
  • Safe Airway Position
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Chain of Survival
  • Safe use of AED
  • Heart Rhythms
  • AED Scenarios and troubleshooting
  • Dealing with Aftermath
  • Evaluation

Booking a Course

We can run in-house training at your venue for groups of up to 12 per instructor.  You simply need a room large enough to not only seat everyone but also to allow them to lie on the floor and be rolled around without bumping into furniture or each other. We will also ask for the details of the AED equipment that you have on-site to make sure that the course is tailored exactly to your requirements. Ask about organising a course for your group >>

Renewing your certificate 

Certificates have valid lifetime of 3 years, after that you need to attend the full course again in order to re-qualify. Annual refresher training of 3 hours is strongly advised. This is just to refresh your skills it does not revalidate your certificate.

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