This course may be the most basic out of all the courses we offer, but still teaches you some very valuable first aid skills that will aid you if you are ever faced with a life threatening situation. It provides delegates with a general understanding of first aid, how to manage incidents safely, to identify the cause, alerting the emergency services and provide appropriate care until these services arrive.

Learners gaining this qualification will know that cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation form an essential part of the chain of survival. The topics covered are regarded by Skills for Health as being important in maintaining good practice in the safe, prompt and effective administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation.  The qualification means learners should be able to safely and effectively use an automated external defibrillation machine.



  • Introduction to First Aid

  • Understand the principles of first aid

  • How to alert advanced medical help

  • Managing an incident safely

  • Basic life support/recovery position

  • post-resuscitation procedures

  • Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries, choking, bleeding and Shock

  • AED maintenance and troubleshooting

  • AED safety

Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator



No specific age restriction for this qualification

Course dates

Given upon purchasing a course

Course timings

Given upon purchasing a course


Given upon purchasing a course

Course location

At our centre or customers' location

Course duration

The course duration is 4 hours.

ID requirements

• a valid passport (any nationality)
• a signed UK photocard driving licence
• a valid warrant card issued by HM forces or the police
• another photographic ID card, e.g. employee ID card, student ID card, travel card etc.

How is the qualification assessed?

This qualification is assessed by the following two methods:

  1. Practical assessment - Learners must demonstrate the practical first aid skills, as indicated within the assessment paperwork.

  2. Theory assessment - Learners must answer a series of multiple-choice questions as outlined within the assessment paperwork.




Results are available within 10 working days of the exams. HIGH PASS RATE


Successful candidates will receive a Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator from a recognised awarding body within England and Wales. It is valid for a period of 3 years and can be renewed by attending another Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator course.

Progression opportunities

Group bookings and in-house delivery

We can deliver the training at your location/premises for up to 12 or more learners.


For more information and group booking discounts please contact us.