Qualsafe’s Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation course gives you the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of of first aid situations and safely use an AED.
If you have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities to provide first aid and/or use an AED in an emergency, this qualification will provide you with the practical skills and underpinning knowledge to do so safely. Examples roles are first aider, police officer, firefighter, security guard, door supervisor, receptionist, porter, ward clerk, domestic, housekeeper, secretary, healthcare assistant and catering assistant.
This qualification and learning outcomes are based on the guidance of:
By the end of the course, you’ll be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective CPR and using an AED in an emergency situation.
Upcoming Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation courses
We usually only run this course at your premises. If you have 4-12 staff members interested in this qualification, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03333 445442 to discuss.
Costs usually vary between £295+VAT to £445+VAT, depending on the number of learners, date/time, and your premises location.
These courses are provided by our training partner, STC Training Solutions, a Qualsafe Awards Registered Centre No. 0907391.
Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation qualfication details
This qualification contains 1 mandatory unit with a Total Qualification Time (TQT) of 6 hours. This is made up of 5 Guided Learning Hours (GLH); the time your are being taught and assessed under the immediate guidance of a trainer/assessor. The additional 1 hours are what you will reasonably spend preparing & studying and towards assessment, directed (but not supervised) by a trainer/assessor.
The credit value for this qualification is 1 credits at level 2.
On the Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation course, you’ll first learn about basic life support (BLS). You’ll cover the recovery position, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) & choking. The course includes the safe use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and basic maintenance of the device. We’ll also train you in the procedures for when the emergency services arrive.
You must complete all assessments & skills tests in the unit successfully within the registration period to achieve the qualification. The maximum time to complete this qualification is 3 weeks.
Assessment of performance is carried out on a 1:1 basis.
There are 3 x practical assessments:
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- Automated external defibrillation (AED)
- Choking casualty & recovery position
There is 1 x theory assessment:
- Multiple choice question (MCQ) paper – 30 minutes – pass mark 14/20
- Level 1 in literacy (ie GCSE English grades 1-3 or equivalent)
- Level 1 in numeracy (ie GCSE Mathematics grades 1-3 or equivalent)
- Be at least 16 years old on the first day of the training
You won’t need any prior medical/healthcare knowledge to access the course content.
QA Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (RQF) certificate
You’ll receive your QA Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (RQF) e-certificate soon after your results have been submitted. We’ll also post a printed certificate within a few weeks of the course ending.
We’ll issue you with an interim ecertificate confirming what you have been assessed on to cover the time from our Internal Quality Assurer (IQA) confirming your have met the requirement for the award until your certificate is issued. You can show this to employers pending the certificate from the awarding body.
You can prepare for this course and support your learning by reading First Aid Made Easy (ISBN 9780955229404). This is a comprehensive first aid manual and reference guide providing in-depth, yet easy to understand information on key first aid principles and procedures.
We’ll provide a copy of the above text for you to use during the course.
You’ll receive CPR and AED First Aid Made Easy (ISBN 9780955229435) to keep on the first day of the course. This will support you in your career to put your knowledge into practice.
Your QA Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (RQF) certificate is valid for 1 year. This is dated when you achieve the final unit.
You need to retake the qualification before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified.
We recommend that you complete annual basic life support (BLS) training to maintain your basic skills and keep up-to-date with any changes to prehospital care practice.
If you enjoy this course, you may like our Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) or our First Aid at Work (FAW) courses.
To develop your skills even further, you could consider the Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC).