Level 2 Award in CPR & AED Course (QCF)
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Level 2 Award in CPR & AED Course (QCF)

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An Automated External Defibrillation (AED) course for workplace candidates who already hold a current First Aid at Work certificate. The course follows the Level 3 QCF syllabus (SCQF Level 5 AWARD Scotland) and you will receive a Green Cross training QCF certificate.

In the event that any delegate fails to succeed on the course we will offer re-training on another course and re-assessment FREE of charge. This is subject to terms and conditions.

Congratulations, you are about to embark on a Basic Life Support course leading to a national award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) which will give you the knowledge and competence to decide when and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). 

Cardiac arrest claims thousands of lives every year but many could have been saved through the use of a defibrillator. A casualty’s survival prospect will dramatically increase if an AED and a trained operator is available. In response to this fact, Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are now becoming more common throughout a range of work and public places.

Not only will you be gaining a very valuable life skill - you will also be gaining a national Award that you may add to your formal general educational development.

  • Course Content
  • Who Should Attend
  • Pre-Requisites
  • Certification
  • Additional Info
  • What will I learn?

    The course is made up of theoretical and practical sessions delivered by your Instructor who will provide a detailed course programme.  By the end of Unit 1 (day 1) you will be able to:


    • Describe the principles that underpin life support.

    • Explain the circumstances under which resuscitation is performed.

    • Explain why early intervention is necessary.

    • Describe different types of cardiopulmonary arrest.

    • Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

    • Demonstrate compression only resuscitation.

    • Demonstrate the use of barrier devices resuscitation.

    • Demonstrate how to manage a choking casualty.

    • Demonstrate the use of an automated external defibrillator.

    • Describe the differences when using an automated external  defibrillator on a child.

    • Demonstrate how to place a casualty in the recovery position.

    • Identify the risks when placing a casualty in the recovery position.

    • Describe handover and reporting procedures.

    • Identify when a defibrillator battery requires changing.

    • Identify when electrode pads need replacing.

    • Demonstrate how to troubleshoot problems if the automated external defibrillator does not function properly.

    • Describe the safety conditions when using  automated external defibrillators.

    What will it cover?

    • Understand basic life support requirements.
    • Be able to demonstrate basic life support techniques in line with current national guidelines.
    • Be able to demonstrate post- resuscitation procedures.
    • Be able to carry out basic user maintenance and troubleshoot problems with an automated external defibrillator.
    • Understand the safe use of an automated external defibrillator
  • This course is suitable for anyone interested in furthering their emergency aid skills or takes part in an organised first aid scheme. For health care workers, this course serves as a basic module.

  • Before you attend a course

    • Candidates must be aware that they must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.
    • Candidates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the Course content. 
  • Certification

    • Green Cross attendance certificate that we recommend is updated yearly.
    • Your certification is issued by TQUK Ltd the awarding body of Green Cross Training Ltd

    About QCF Qualifications
    Achieving a regulated qualification is exactly that: an achievement. One you can be proud of and one that you and other people can be sure is proof that you have demonstrated a certain standard and level of knowledge and competence in your chosen subject. These qualifications are awarded by organisations which have been approved by an independent regulator, Ofqual. In order to meet the requirements for ongoing approval, these organisations must consistently demonstrate the highest standards of quality assurance in the design and delivery of all of their qualifications.

    All qualifications offered by a regulated organisation sit on the Ofqual register. Each qualification, as it is entered onto the register, is assigned to a specific Subject Sector Area (SSA), which makes it easy to find other regulated qualifications that build upon or compliment your learning. Simple searches on the Ofqual register (found at www.ofqual.gov.uk), using the advanced search options can provide you with a list of qualifications falling into a specific SSA.

    The QCF is designed to help facilitate the recognition of prior learning so that you don’t have to repeat learning or assessment that you’ve already completed. If you find a qualification that you want to take, but believe that you are able to provide evidence that you have already met some or all of the learning outcomes for a unit, you can apply to the relevant warding organisation for Recognition of Prior Learning. This means it may be possible to award you some of the credit needed to complete the qualification without you having to repeat learning.

  • Additional Information

    • Course Duration: 4 hours
    • Students will receive course material
    • Green Cross attendance certificate that we recommend is updated yearly.
    • Equipment required for In-house Course: Flip chart, Room size 20 x 30 feet per 12 delegates (approx).
    • We will provide all equipment required

For more info on this course please call 0330 120 0105

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