Compliance and Regulatory Requirements
This Qualification provides learners with the skills and knowledge to deal with a person having a heart attack or cardiac arrest. It meets the recommendations from the HSE covering the provision and use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in the workplace.
It conforms with the recommendations from the UK Resuscitation Council and it is further approved by the Association of First Aiders for the use of an AED both within and outside of then workplace. It is suitable for all first aiders and people who come into contact with individuals in risk of suffering with a cardiac arrest.
Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation Skills (QCF)
National Qualification Number: J/503/1186
Qualification Type: QCF
Guided Learning Hours: 6
Class size maximum: 12 Learners (1 Trainer)
Manikins: 1 manikin required per 3 Learners + Trainer AED
* No charge is made for Learners who have failed to attain required standard to receive the award.
Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria:
1. Understand basic life support requirements
1.1 Describe the principles that underpin basic life support
1.2 Explain the circumstances under which resuscitation is performed
1.3 Explain why early intervention is necessary
1.4 Describe different types of cardiopulmonary arrest
2. Be able to demonstrate basic life support techniques and automated external defibrillator use in line with current national guidelines
2.1 Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation
2.2 Demonstrate compression only resuscitation
2.3 Demonstrate the use of resuscitation barrier devices
2.4 Demonstrate how to manage a choking casualty
2.5 Demonstrate the use of an automated external defibrillator
2.6 Describe the differences when using an automated external defibrillator on a child
3. Be able to demonstrate post- resuscitation procedures
3.1 Demonstrate how to place a casualty in the recovery position
3.2 Identify the risks when placing a casualty in the recovery position
3.3 Describe handover and reporting procedures
4 Be able to carry out basic user maintenance and troubleshoot problems with an automated external defibrillator
4.1 Identify when a defibrillator battery requires changing
4.2 Identify when electrode pads need replacing
4.3 Demonstrate how to troubleshoot problems if the automated external defibrillator does not function correctly
5 Understand the safe use of an automated external defibrillator
5.1 Describe the safety considerations when using AED’s
• The practical Learning Outcomes are assessed by observation.
• Multi Choice Questions (MCQ) for theory and underpinning knowledge.
To Awarded this qualification the Learner must 100% pass of the assessments carried out by observation together with a percentage pass in the MCQ paper.
Course Fee £255.00 inc VAT Per Candidate (Discount available for group bookings)