QA Level 2 Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) – 3 hours



A cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at any time. The risk of death can be reduced if you have a defibrillator close by and, more importantly, you know how to use it. Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are now becoming more common throughout a range of public and workplaces, including schools and community centres. They are proven to save lives and are an invaluable addition to health and safety provisions.

Our course teaches essential basic life support skills, with vital instructions that an AED operator needs, giving students the confidence to know what to do in an emergency.

This course is ideal for learners aged 16 and over who are interested in furthering their emergency first aid skills


No previous first aid knowledge is needed to attend an AED course.

Due to the practical nature of the first aid assessment there are physical demands and learners must be able to demonstrate their skills as in a real-life situation. An example of this would be to demonstrate CPR on a mannequin at floor level. It may be possible to allocate a reasonable adjustment to a learner who has a disability, medical condition or learning need. Please contact us direct to discuss your needs.

It is recommended that learners should hold a minimum of level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification.

Duration 0.5 days (3 hours)

Number of candidates – 12 maximum

On-site requirementsa room to comfortably seat all candidates, and floor space for the practical sections.


This very practical course will enable learners to use the AED competently and confidently. Not only does this course deal with the use of an AED, but it also includes essential training in basic life support, including resuscitation.

Range of subjects covered includes:

  • Recovery position
  • Basic life support
  • Heart conditions
  • Using an AED

Scenarios will be set to enable a learner to demonstrate their knowledge and practical skills. The practical assessment is ongoing throughout the course but the Trainer/Assessor will make learners aware of when they are being assessed.


The QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support & Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator qualification lasts for 3 years. To renew your qualification after 3 years, you will need to retake the full course. This qualification is regulated and awarded by Qualsafe Awards, which is one of the largest Ofqual recognised awarding organisations in the UK. No external assessors are required.



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