Defibrillator training, including basic life support, will give you the confidence to act quickly and effectively if someone has a cardiac arrest. Delegates will learn how to operate a defibrillator and how to perform effective CPR.

A cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at any time. When it does, every second matters. Defibrillators (AEDs) are proven to save lives. They are an invaluable addition to health and safety provision for your employees.

If you already have a defibrillator, it’s important that your employees know where it is and are comfortable and confident to use it. 

Defibrillators are simple to operate and can be used by anyone, with no prior training. However, training employees in how to use a defibrillator will make sure they are familiar with the device, so they are able to act quickly and confidently when it really counts. Crucially, employees will also learn how to do CPR – a critical part of the chain of survival. 

On completion of training in the use of an AED the candidate should be able to demonstrate the sequence of actions and skills required to use an AED during the simulated resuscitation of an adult victim who has suffered a cardiac arrest.

You do not need any previous first aid knowledge to attend a defibrillator course.

Assessment: You will be assessed on your practical skills to qualify for your certificate.

The AED & CPR course has practical elements. You will be required to kneel on the floor for some of the practical elements.

  • Students should be aware that they must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.
  • Students must be physically able to carry out the practical assessments detailed in the course content to achieve the course certificate

If you have any concerns about your ability to complete this element please contact us to discuss.


Should you require a RQF accredited course please let us know as we can also offer this option click here for more details.


This course is most suited to:

This course is ideal for anyone to attend whether it is for work, a sports club, voluntary groups or just for personal knowledge. Those who attend will acquire the necessary knowledge to be able to confidently use an AED life saving machine.

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What people say about this course

Very clearly and professionally presented. We were made to feel relaxed in our environment.
Jennifer Fielding, Clevedon Health Walks

Automated External Defibrillator & CPR in February 2024