CPR/BLS and AED Level 2
CPD Certified Online Training Approved by Skills for Care

CPR/BLS and AED Level 2 at a glance

  • 1-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 2 hours and 55 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Follows latest UK Resuscitation and ERC guidelines
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • Course manual available in the following languages: English, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Arabic
£34.95 + VAT
Group Rates also available

The purpose of this Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation is to provide the learner with the skills, knowledge and understanding in the provision of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and of the safe use and management of an Automated External Defibrillator. This qualification offers the trained provider the opportunity to provide effective emergency lifesaving first aid care using an AED. This is achieved through the understanding of the BLS/AED algorithm and the responsibilities and treatment principles of AED use.

This course covers Basic Life Support skills and includes skills for Adult, Child and Infant as well as healthcare variations on infant CPR. The course includes Safety, precautions, initial assessment, recovery position, CPR, compression-only CPR, CPR handover and choking. This is ideal for nurses, care workers or medical professionals needing annual updates to complete professional membership. In most cases, this course is ideal as an online-only course but if you need a practical session as well we have a network of approved instructors where we can offer the course as blended including a short practical session.

AED training is also included in the course. Learning AED skills is becoming more important with the increase in the numbers of units in the community and workplace. They are easy to use with a little training and make a real difference in the chance of survival to someone in cardiac arrest. If you have already completed any other first aid course you will understand the importance of the prompt use of an AED making this an ideal next course to take to develop your skills.

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

This course can be completed as the online part 1 of a 2-part blended course. After completing this online course, you may find and attend the classroom-only part 2 course and cut down on the number of days spent in the classroom.

  • Firefighters
  • Nurses 
  • Care workers
  • Doctors
  • First Aiders
  • Medical workers
  • People needing basic CPR skills

This course comes with 4.0 hrs (6.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 2 hours and 55 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Introduction
    • Introduction to CPR BLS and AED
  • Initial Care & Scene Safety
    • Fears of first aid
    • Asking permission to help
    • Calling EMS
    • Waiting for EMS to Arrive
    • Scene Safety
    • Chain of Survival
    • DRAB and the ABCD's
    • Initial Assessment and the Recovery Position
    • Barriers and Gloves
    • How to use face shields
  • Heart Attack
    • Heart Attack
    • Heart Attack Position
  • Cardiac Arrest and CPR
    • Adult CPR Introduction
    • Adult CPR
    • CPR Hand Over
    • Compressions Only CPR
    • Child CPR
    • Child CPR Breakdown
    • Infant CPR
    • Infant Recovery Position
    • Drowning
    • Adult bag Valve Mask (Optional)
  • AED Introduction & Types
    • AED Introduction 
    • Types of AED Units
  • Using an AED
    • AED Setup
    • AED Demo
    • Child AED
  • AED Maintenance
    • AED Maintenance
    • AED Pads
    • AED Batteries
    • AED Troubleshooting
  • AED Locations
    • AED Locations
    • Community AED units
  • Summary and Practical Options
    • AED Post Resuscitation Procedures
    • Oxygen First Aid
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • CPR-AED Course Summary

Learning Outcomes 

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 guidelines2.1 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 procedures3.1 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 defibrillator4.1 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 defibrillator5.1 Describe the safety considerations when using AEDs

  • CPR/Basic Life Support Student Manual Version 7.0 - 2015 guidelines
  • Polish Student Manual - Pierwsza Pomoc w Pracy Ksiazka studenta V7.0 - 2015 guidelines
  • ProTrainings AED Student Manual V7.0 - 2015 guidelines
  • Russian Student Manual V7.0
  • EmergencySMS service leaflet
  • Adult CPR Flowchart
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Anatomy and Physiology Human Body Picture Reference Book Student Manual V7.0
  • Arabic Student First Aid Manual V7.0
  • BOC Oxygen kit leaflet for industry
  • BOC Oxygen kit leaflet for medical
  • Cardiac Science G3 user manual
  • Child CPR Flowchart
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Clean hand techniques leaflet
  • First Aid Student Manual - Welsh
  • First Aid at Work Regulations 1981 HSE document
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • HeartSine 350 Information Leaflet
  • HeartStart FR3
  • Heartsine 350 AED unit
  • Heartsine 500 AED unit
  • Home Emergency Contact Sheet
  • How to register to call EMS by text
  • IPAD SP1 AED Owners Leaflet
  • Infant CPR Flowchart
  • Infant CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Lifepac CR-T AED Instruction Manual
  • Lifepac CR2 AED Data Sheet
  • Link to our Concussion ad Brain injury course in association with Headway, a head injury charity
  • Link to the HSE website
  • NHS Choices Web link
  • Personal Medical Information Sheet
  • ProForm 17 ProTrainings Level 2 CPR and AED theoretical assessment - open response not a final test
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Spanish general student manual V7.0
  • UK Resus Council 2015 Guidelines updated 2015 Link
  • UK Resus Council BLS and AED Guidelines 2015
  • UK Resus The Use of Automated External Defibrillators
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Workplace Accident Book
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet
  • Zoll AED Plus Manual
  • Zoll AED Plus user guide
  • Zoll AED Pro User Guide

What People are Saying

“It was a useful online course to stay up to date as a doctor, had all relevant requirements ”

- Yasmin, General practitioner from Bedfordshire

“THANK YOU FOR AN INFORMATIVE AND DETAILED BLS AND AED DEMONSTRATION AND TUTORIAL ”

- Waseem, GP from Middlesex
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