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

The Qualsafe Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification and provides learners with the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge in basic life support and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) usage in emergency situations.

The qualification has been designed for those who have a specific interest or responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities to provide Basic Life Support (BLS) when dealing with an emergency situation which may involve using an AED.

With an estimated 60,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests occurring every year in the UK alone every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces a casualty’s chance of survival by 10%.

Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the UK’s 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. 

Course Details



HZL Specialist Solutions Ltd,
Unit 4 JSH,
Brian Clough Business Centre,
200-222 Cotton Lane,
DE24 8GH

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Timings & Dates:

0830 - 1300 hours.


£50.00 + VAT (£60.00) per delegate.

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Delivery/Assessment Methods

This qualification is run as a half day classroom based course.

Assessment is an ongoing process throughout the course by using question and answer sessions along with the opportunity to practise hands on CPR and use of an automated external defibrillator.

This qualification is valid for a period 3 years. Candidates will need to retake the qualification before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified.

Course Contents

Candidates will develop the essential skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of first aid situations from minor slips to the most serious of accidents. 

  • Basic life support (BLS)
  • Recovery position
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Safe use of an AED on both adults and children
  • Combining AED use with CPR 
  • Procedures for when emergency services arrive; and
  • Basic AED maintenance.

What's Next?

Candidates successfully completing this qualification may wish to progress to further qualifications such as:

  • Qualsafe Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) (RQF)
  • Qualsafe Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (FAW) (RQF)
  • Qualsafe Level 2 Award in Understanding Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace (RQF)

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