Safe use of an AED
EAS Medical Training, Trinity Park, Ipswich
Certificate lasts for
QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator
On location training
We'll deliver this course at your place.
We'll get in touch to arrange training at your site
Our total fee for this course
*price per person when the maximum number join. Please note that our fee remains the same regardless of the number of people who join.
This qualification is Ofqual regulated and awarded by Qualsafe Awards - the biggest awarding organisation for first aid qualifications in the UK.
In our training centre
Come to our training centre in Ipswich
About this training
Did you know that following a cardiac arrest, 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.
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!
This course covers
Chain of survival
Assessing an incident
Managing an unresponsive casualty Recovery Position
AED safety considerations
Using an AED
Combining AED use with CPR
Using an AED on a child
Procedures for when Emergency Services arrive
Training at our centre
Book online today and we'll send you a confirmation email. An information form for you to complete and full details and joining instructions will be sent to you a week before the course starts.
Training on location
Please send us a training enquiry via our simple form and we'll get in touch. We keep everything simple and will let you know the process. We'll send you full joining instructions at least a week before the course.
Do I need to bring anything?
At our place, we have light refreshments (usually fruit, biscuits and hot/cold drinks), but please bring your own lunch. Photo ID will be required on the day.
Anything else I need to know?
You don't usually need any first aid experience or prior knowledge to join, (except for revalidation and refresher courses). You will need to be able to communicate, including reading, writing and speaking in English. In order to gain the qualification, you will need to demonstrate providing first aid, which will require you to be able to move around, including kneeling on the floor.
Training at our centre
We understand that sometimes plans change, so we'll move your booking to another of our courses - completely free! Please just give us at least a week (7 days) notice. If you don't give us 7 days notice, we reserve the right to refuse to change your course.
If you'd like to cancel your place on any of our courses, you need to give us at least 7 days notice and we'll provide a refund*. If you don't give seven days notice, or in the case of a no-show, you will not be entitled to any refund.
On the flip side, we usually need at least 6 participants in order to guarantee a course will run - any less and you don't get the full experience. If the course doesn't have enough people to run, we'll tell you a week before and move you onto our next course. If that doesn't work for you, then just tell us and we'll move your booking to any other of our courses or give you a refund.
*in the case of cancellation, we'll provide a full refund minus an administration fee of £14 per place cancelled.
Training on location
If you need to cancel or move the course for any reason, we'll do so, for free if you give us at least 7 days notice. In the event you're unable to give 7 days notice, we reserve the right to refuse to move or cancel the course.
Our fees for on location training are flat. We charge the same regardless of the number of people (up to the max) who join. In the event that someone who was booked onto the course doesn't attend, we won't provide a refund for that person.
Sometimes we like to take photos and or videos of our courses being run for publicity purposes. If this applies to your course, we'll let you know and give you the opportunity to opt-out. On occasion, we might need to take photos or videos to use as evidence in line with our quality assurance processes. These are for the purposes of quality assurance and ensuring integrity of what we're teaching. If your course is affected, we'll tell you before we start recording. Any photographs or video footage taken (for any reason) becomes property of EAS Medical. If you'd like to take your own photos or videos, please talk to your trainer first.
Please note: photographs and videos must not be taken of any Powerpoint slides or assessment materials.
We want you to succeed and we're going to do everything possible to ensure everyone has ability to succeed with us. However, you must be able to satisfy the requirements of assessment in order to pass the course.
This might include:
reading, writing and speaking in English
carrying out CPR with two hands
laying on the floor (and getting up again)
being able to use a telephone
If you think you'll struggle with any of these things, please contact us before the course and we'll talk about what help we can provide. If you're unable to meet all of the requirements, we'll provide you with an EAS certificate to show you attended the course, but did not meet the requirements of the qualification.