First Aid Training

BLS and Safe Use of an AED

QA Level 2 Award (RQF)

Qualification Information

Qualification number: 603/2402/8

  • Unit 1: Basic Life Support and Using an Automated External Defibrillator.

Course Information

The QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (RQF) is an accredited, regulated and quality assured qualification that is recognised throughout the UK. This intensive 1/2-day course has been designed to benefit Learners by enabling them to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of first aid situations and safely use an AED.

The purpose of this qualification is to assist the Learner to update and continue professional development (CPD) and develop the skills and knowledge needed to provide BLS and use an AED in the workplace or other emergency situations.

Course Duration

The BLS and Safe Use of an AED course that we deliver has a Total Qualification Time (TQT) requirement of 5 hours. The maximum period to achieve this qualification (including any referrals) is 3 weeks.


Unconscious casualties / Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) / Safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Assessment & Certification

Course assessments include:

  • 3 x Practical assessments.

Upon successful completion of this course individuals will receive a QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (RQF) printed certificate as well as a credit-card style license. This qualification is valid for 1 year from date of certification. This qualification may be used towards other qualifications at the same and higher level, plus aid career progression in a relevant profession.

Entry Requirements

A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course. Please note that students must be at least 14 years old on the first day of training. There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.


We are able to deliver our BLS and Safe Use of an AED course on your premises (subject to a pre-course assessment) to reduce the costs associated with taking time out and travelling. Alternatively, you can book onto our next available course at our Snetterton Training Facility.

Price (Per Student)

£70.00 ex VAT - Outside M25.
£115.00 ex VAT - London.

If you would like more information or to book your BLS and Safe Use of an AED training course with us, please complete an enquiries form or call our team on 01603 486448.