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QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe use of an Automated Defibrillator (RQF)


Did you know that following a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces a casualtys chance of survival by 10%?

Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the UKs biggest killers, and yet statistics show that most of the

British public are unaware of the life-saving difference they can make by performing CPR and defibrillation.

The QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (RQF) qualification has been designed to provide candidates with the skills needed to administer safe, prompt and effective basic life support and use an AED safely in emergency situations.

With an estimated 60,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests occurring every year in the UK alone, make sure you are prepared!


  • Chain of survival
  • Assessing an incident
  • Casualty assessment
  • Managing an unresponsive casualty
  • Recovery Position
  • CPR
  • AED safety considerations
  • Using an AED
  • Combining AED use with CPR
  • Using an AED on a child
  • Procedures for when Emergency Services arrive

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 workplace 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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