Automated External Defibrillation (AED) & CPR Training

This training covers the fundamentals of using an automated external defibrillator (AED) as well as CPR and first aid procedures.

Gain the required skills

This half-day course covers fundamental first aid and CPR procedures along with the necessary skills to operate an automated external defibrillator (AED). An essential course for any company using AEDs on the premises. An AED course is open to everyone.

The number of heart attacks that occur in the UK each year is at an all-time high; however, many of these deaths can be prevented by using an AED to shock the victim’s heart back into rhythm.

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AED CPR Training FAQs

We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it’s within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in UK if you need access to a training room (additional charges will apply). We can also deliver this training virtually using Zoom. However, sessions delivered via Zoom will be theory only and will not include any practicals.

This training will last 2-3 hours. We give a range of time to account for variable factors such as; underlying knowledge and competence of delegates, class interaction and engagement and reduced delegate numbers. If a course finishes earlier than the allotted time, it will be due to one of these reasons. However, our trainer will ensure that all learning outcomes have been met.

Automated External Defibrillation (AED) & CPR Training

Our comprehensive, hands-on Automated External Defibrillation (AED) and CPR Training curriculum will provide you the necessary knowledge and abilities to react calmly and professionally in an emergency. This thorough AED and CPR training equips people with vital life-saving abilities.

The course covers treating unconscious victims, practicing resuscitation techniques, identifying heart attacks, and knowing how to use AEDs and CPR.

Our approach is not merely instructional; it’s experiential, ensuring you understand and internalize the knowledge required to save lives.

AED CPR Course Summary

This two to three hour AED and CPR course equips participants with the vital skills they need to intervene quickly in cardiac arrest situations and wait for emergency medical assistance. Participants learn how to perform CPR, use an AED, and perform other lifesaving procedures through online instruction and in-person practice sessions.

Duration of the course: two to three hours
Level 2 of the course
Qualification: One-year qualification
Maximum Delegates: 12
Realistic: Absolutely

AED & CPR Course Structure:

The vital skills required to help maintain life in those crucial moments until expert aid comes are provided by this AED and CPR course. The curriculum includes:

Module 1: Unconscious Casualty Care

Understand how to tend to and interact with an unconscious individual. We’ll go over basic life support (BLS) procedures, which include performing CPR and assessing the patient’s breathing and airway. Additionally, you will practice answering to real-life situations.

Discover how to talk to and evaluate someone who is unconscious.
Recognize the essential actions to follow when assisting an unconscious victim.
Acquire the abilities necessary to guarantee the casualty’s protection and wellbeing.

Module 2: Resuscitation Role Play

Test your abilities in a virtual resuscitation situation. This will teach you how to collaborate with others and carry out productive conversations under duress.

Take part in practical role-playing activities that mimic actual resuscitation situations.
Use manikins to practice CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) methods.
Develop self-assurance in your capacity to carry out life-saving resuscitation.

Module 3: Recognising and Responding to Heart Attacks

Learn the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, and what to do if you see someone having one. You’ll also practice responding to real-world scenarios.

  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of a heart attack.
  • Explore the vital steps to take when identifying a potential heart attack victim.
  • Understand the importance of quick and appropriate act

Module 4: AED and CPR Mastery

Learn how to use an AED and perform CPR. These skills can save a life. You’ll also practice using AEDs and CPR together.

  • Dive into the world of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  • Familiarize yourself with the components and operation of AED devices.
  • Learn the fundamentals of CPR, including chest compressions and rescue breaths.

Module 5: AED Operation in Real-Life Scenarios

Get hands-on experience operating an AED in a simulated real-life scenario. This will help you feel confident in using an AED in an emergency.

  • Participate in practical role-play sessions that involve operating an AED.
  • Gain proficiency in using AED equipment effectively.
  • Understand the significance of AEDs in resuscitation efforts.

AED Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the Treatment of an Unconscious Casualty.
  2. Demonstrate Resuscitation.
  3. Describe how to recognise Heart Attacks and what action to take.
  4. Explain getting to know the AED (Automated External Defibrillation) & CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation).
  5. Demonstrate operating the AED.

Who Should Attend

Our program is made to accommodate a wide variety of people who wish to learn priceless lifesaving techniques and be ready to handle situations professionally. Our CPR and AED instruction is perfect for:

  • First aiders and appointed persons in workplaces
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Caregivers
  • First response volunteers
  • Coaches, teachers, security staff
  • Anyone wanting lifesaving skills

AED Course Benefits

  • Gain skills and confidence to respond in a cardiac emergency.
  • Learn CPR techniques to sustain breathing and circulation.
  • Become competent in using AED equipment safely.
  • Know how to care for someone who is unconscious.
  • Earn certification after completion of the course.

Other Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

Will participating in this training help me become competent?

A: In a nutshell, no. Complete competency cannot be attained with classroom-based training; be very wary of anyone who claims otherwise. The goal of our in-class assessments is to reduce the knowledge gap that exists between classroom learning and preparedness for the job.

We’ll see to it that you have access to the relevant competency proformas and workbooks, which you need to fill out and return in compliance with your workplace’s local policies.

Q: Who will conduct the training?

A: With our experienced clinical tutors. These professionals, who are either doctors or nurses with a plethora of clinical and advanced care expertise and education, will take great care of you! We will let you know in advance who the trainer is. Visit our Meet the Team page to learn more about them and to see their credentials and experience.

Q: What equipment will you use for training?

A wide range of training tools and equipment are at our disposal. The instruction will be applicable and versatile. However, please specify throughout the booking process if you have a specific need for a certain kind of equipment, and the crew will make sure it’s delivered.

As an alternative, we can train using your personal equipment.

1. What is automated external defibrillator (AED) certification?

Your ability to operate an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a cardiac emergency safely and successfully is demonstrated by your certification as an AED user. It guarantees that the trained individual has the abilities and know-how required to use an AED properly in life-threatening circumstances.

2. Is an automated external defibrillator the same as CPR?

No, CPR uses chest compressions to keep blood flowing, but an AED uses electric shocks to help restore normal cardiac rhythm. Together, they function optimally.


An AED is a device that shocks a person’s heart with electricity if their breathing and heartbeat have stopped. The heart may beat anew with the assistance of this shock.


When the heart stops pumping, CPR is a first aid method that keeps oxygen and blood flowing to the brain and other vital organs. Rescue breathing and chest compressions are part of it.

In an emergency, AEDs and CPR are frequently combined to save lives.

3. Can anyone use an automated external defibrillator (AED) without training?

It is not advised. Proper training ensures you use an AED safely, confidently, and effectively in an emergency. Untrained use risks harm.

AED Training helps people learn how to use AEDs correctly and respond effectively in high-stress situations. However, sometimes untrained people may need to use AEDs under the guidance of emergency services.

4. How long is a defibrillator course?

AED courses typically last around 2-3 hours including theory and practical skills training. Refresher courses may be shorter. Generally, the length of an AED course depends on the program and what level of training you want. Basic training courses usually last a few hours, while advanced courses can last several days.

5. Do you need to be qualified to use an AED?

Yes, using an AED in public spaces legally requires AED training or certification. Training teaches proper protocols.

Being certified means you have been trained to use an AED correctly and can make a life-saving difference in a cardiac emergency.

6. Can anyone use an automated external defibrillator?

With appropriate AED training, anyone can learn to use the AED safely. Training will help you feel confident and know what to do in a cardiac emergency. This could save a life.

7. How much does an AED training cost?

The cost of AED training varies depending on where you do it and what level of training you need. Caring for Care has a competitive training price in the UK. Please discuss your training AED & CPR needs with our training. You can call or send us an email.

8. How long does CPR certification last?

CPR certification typically remains valid for one year before requiring a refresher course to stay up-to-date on the latest protocols.

9. What comes first AED or CPR?

For sudden cardiac arrest, deliver CPR first until you power on the AED and it is ready to administer a shock.

If someone has a cardiac arrest, start CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) first. This involves chest compressions and rescue breaths, which help to keep blood and oxygen flowing to the brain and other important organs.

Once you have started CPR, use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) if one is available. An AED is a machine that can give an electric shock to the heart to help it start beating again.

10. Is AED training the same as CPR?

No, AED and CPR training may be combined but AED focuses specifically on using defibrillator devices.

11. Can anyone who has received CPR and AED training use an AED?

Yes, completing training enables you to legally and safely use an AED in an emergency.

12. Can you do CPR and AED together?

Yes, you should do CPR and use an AED together if someone has a cardiac arrest. CPR helps to keep blood and oxygen flowing to the brain and other important organs, while the AED can help to start the heart beating again. This gives the person the best chance of survival.

13. What does AED stand for in CPR training?

AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator. It is a machine that can give an electric shock to the heart of someone who has stopped breathing and their heart has stopped beating. This shock can help to start the heart beating again.

AEDs are important in emergency response and are often used with CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). It’s commonly covered along with CPR in first aid training.