Basic Life Support

Level 2 Basic Life Support : 3-hour course

This Basic Life Support course will give learners the skills and knowledge to act in an emergency situation providing the casualty with critical life-saving assistance until support arrives.

This course also covers the safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and is delivered following the protocols set by the Resuscitation Council (UK) Guidelines.

Course Duration

A 3-hour course consisting of theory and practical work.


A range of subjects are covered including:

  • What is First Aid?
  • Action in an emergency
  • Primary survey
  • Secondary assessment
  • Resuscitation and AED
  • Disorders of respiration


    This qualification lasts for 3 years. To renew the qualification, learners will need to complete the full course again. It is recommended that learners attend annual refresher training during the 3-year qualification period.


    A maximum of 12 learners can be accommodated on this course and learners must be a minimum of 14 years of age to attend.