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Automated External Defibrillator - AED Training

All React First first aid courses include AED training as standard.

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AEDs save lives!  

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. For more information about AEDs, how they work and how to use them read our first aid tip here: What is an Automated External Defibrillator

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

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. AED training can be delivered by all regulated first aid training providers.  It doesn't have to be given by the same organisation that provided your defibrillator.

In-house AED Training

One or more of our trainers can come to workplace to train your staff to use an AED. This could be as part of an Emergency First Aid at Work qualification (or any of our first aid courses) or we have a specific, 4hr, course which covers the first aid essentials of Baisc Life Support and the Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

We deliver training 7 days a week and can adjust the start times to fit with your working day. 

To arrange on-site AED Training for your workplace please call us on 0207 193 2608 or email info@reactfirst.co.uk For details on prices and numbers on courses visit our prices page.

Public First Aid and AED Courses in Central London

All of our public first aid courses cover AED training as standard. There is also a specific, 4hr course which leads to a Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator.

Dates and venues in Central London for this BLS course with AED training are listed below. Or you can see the full programme of all our public first aid courses, which include AED training, here on our public first aid training calendar.

Related First Aid Tips and FAQs

What is an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)?

What is CPR?

Downloads

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

Download the UK Resuscitation Council and British Heart Foundation Guide to AED, Dec 2019

Adult and Paediatric BLS & AED Training (CPR certification) - 5 hrs

/media/coursedescriptions/library/paediatric-cpr.jpgThis short Adult and Paediatric Basic Life Support course with Automated External Defibrillator (AED) meets the RCGP WPBA CPR and AED training requirements for GP's (updated April 2023).

Hands-on training covers:

  • Adult Basic Life Support
  • Paediatric (infant and child) Basic Life Support
  • AED (Defibrillator) training for use on both adults and children

CPR is taught in accordance with the latest UK Resusciation Council guidelines. The course is fully assessed leading to a certificate of competence which is valid for  3 years, although many medical institutions will require you to renew your training annually.

We can send a trainer to your premises to run an in-house group course or we have an open programme of Adult and Paediatric BLS & AED courses for the public to attend in Central London.

Course Details - Adult and Paediatric BLS & AED Training (CPR certification) - 5 hrs

The next course with available places

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July - Fri 12

09:00-15:00

The Creighton Centre, London, SW6 7PH
(venue details)
£80.00
+VAT
The next course with available places

(more courses)

July - Fri 12

09:00-15:00

£80.00
+VAT
Venue: The Creighton Centre, London, SW6 7PH

Basic Life Support Course with AED Training - half day

/media/coursedescriptions/library/aed-course.jpgThe 4hr Adult Basic Life Support course with Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training is ideal if you need to:

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

We can send a trainer to your premises to run an in-house group course or we have an open programme of BLS & AED courses for the public to attend in Central London. You can choose a date and a venue from the list below and book online. 

If you need your BLS certificate to include Paediatric BLS please look at our Adult and Paediatric Basic Life Support and AED course.

Course Details - Basic Life Support Course with AED Training - half day

The next 3 courses with public places

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June - Wed 26

09:30-14:00

The Creighton Centre, London, SW6 7PH
(venue details)
£80.00
+VAT
July - Sat 6

09:30-14:00

City Athletic Victoria, 20 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5BA
(venue details)
£80.00
+VAT
July - Fri 19

09:30-14:00

The Ramsay Centre, 319 Holloway Road, N7 9FU
(venue details)
£80.00
+VAT

The next 3 courses with public places

(more courses)

June - Wed 26

09:30-14:00

£80.00
+VAT
Venue: The Creighton Centre, London, SW6 7PH
July - Sat 6

09:30-14:00

£80.00
+VAT
Venue: City Athletic Victoria, 20 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5BA
July - Fri 19

09:30-14:00

£80.00
+VAT
Venue: The Ramsay Centre, 319 Holloway Road, N7 9FU