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QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support for Adults and Children (RQF)


The QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support for Adults and Children (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification designed to equip candidates with the essential skills needed to administer safe, prompt and effective basic life support in an emergency situation.

It is the perfect qualification for those who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities to provide basic life support for adults and children.

It is also ideal for qualified first aiders who are looking to refresh their knowledge and practise the latest basic life support techniques.


  • Assessing an incident
  • Managing an unresponsive casualty who is
  • not breathing normally:
  • Recognising when to commence CPR
  • Adult CPR
  • Child CPR
  • Infant CPR
  • Managing an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally:
  • Assessing levels of consciousness
  • Opening the airways
  • Checking breathing
  • Recovery Position
  • Managing choking
  • Recognising the signs of choking
  • Choking treatment for adults, children
  • and infants

Certification Validity

1 Year


Demonstration of aquired skills in the form of ongoing practical assessments .


The learner should be aware that they will be expected to take part in practical excersises such as CPR to gain the skills required to carry out the role of a wrokplace first aider.

This courses is taught through the medium of the English Language. Please contact us to enquire about reasonable adjustments to assessment if you don't speak English as your first language.

Teaching Style

Classroom Based with a variety of theory and practical lessons.

Awarding Organisation

Qualsafe Awards

Duration (in days)


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