Basic Life Support Training

In order to teach staff members the fundamentals of first aid, this basic life support training course covers CPR, recovery posture, bleeding, choking, and shock.

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In order to teach staff members the fundamentals of first aid, this basic life support training course covers CPR, recovery posture, bleeding, choking, and shock.

The three-hour training will cover theory first and then apply it to pertinent practical “hands on” evaluations in order to increase understanding and skills.

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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.

In short, no. No classroom-based training course can give you full competency – be very wary of anyone claiming they can. Our classroom-based assessments are designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and workplace competency. We will be sure to provide you with the relevant workbooks and competency proformas to be observed and signed off within the workplace according to your local policy.
We have a variety of different training equipment and tools available. The training will be relevant and transferable. However, if you have a specific requirement for a particular type of equipment, please make this clear during the booking process, and the team will ensure this is provided. Alternatively, we can use your own equipment for training.

Basic Life Support Training

Are you looking to improve your knowledge and skills in basic life support?

Our basic life support training program’s objective is to provide participants with the pertinent knowledge and abilities needed to handle medical crises. You will get knowledge on how to appropriately evaluate and treat a patient’s breathing, circulation, and airway during this training.

You will also learn how to perform CPR and utilize an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Our knowledgeable instructors will lead you through practical exercises and role-plays to make sure you feel comfortable and ready for any situation that may arise in the real world.

When you sign up for this course, you will have the choice between a certificate from us and a fully authorized, nationally recognized certificate from OFQUAL.

Anyone who works in the healthcare industry or who wants to be ready for medical emergencies in both their personal and professional lives should definitely get this certification.

Above all, don’t put off getting the training you require any longer. Enroll now in our program for basic life support training. Make the initial move to improve your confidence and preparedness for handling crises.

Gain knowledge about basic first aid, which includes bleeding, choking, shock, recovery posture, and CPR, to learn how to save lives.

The course lasts for two to three hours. In order to increase knowledge and expertise, the course will first cover theoretical topics before giving pertinent practical “hands on” examinations.

The requirements for complete certification are satisfied by this basic life support training program.

  • Course Duration: 2- 3 hours
  • Course Level: Level 2
  • Certificate: 1-year certificate
  • Max Delegates: 12
  • Practical: Yes
  • Course Mode: Face to Face 


BLS Course Content:

We offer BLS training in order to assist you in gaining vital abilities and knowledge that can save lives. You will learn a variety of methods and strategies for handling emergency situations throughout the course.

To help you get ready for what’s ahead, let’s now review the course outline:

1. Prioritising Casualties:

You will learn how to determine who in a medical emergency needs care the most urgently by taking our BLS Awareness Course. It means acting quickly but sensibly to make sure that people who are in need get help as soon as it is practical. You’ll learn how to evaluate the circumstances and pinpoint the most important ones.

Acquire the ability to determine the extent of injuries.
Depending on how serious their condition is, determine who needs to be helped right away.

2. Role of a First Aider:

As a First Aider, you are essential in helping injured or ill people receive prompt care. This section of the training will outline your duties and provide advice on how to properly assist someone.

You’ll learn how to keep a clear head during emergencies and respond appropriately.

  • Understand the vital responsibilities of a First Aider.
  • Ensure you can provide timely and appropriate support during emergencies.
  • Stay composed and take charge to make a genuine difference when someone is injured or unwell.

3. Levels of Response and Casualty History:

You must first comprehend how a person reacts to diseases or injuries in order to give the appropriate assistance. We’ll teach you how to get a history and ask questions to determine their status.

This knowledge helps you make decisions that can save lives.

  • Recognise different levels of response in casualties.
  • Develop the skills to gather relevant information for proper care.
  • Ensure you can evaluate a casualty’s level of consciousness.

4. Medical Conditions Awareness:

In this area, you will find out more about specific medical conditions that may arise in an emergency. We’ll go over how to recognize the symptoms and warning indications of conditions like angina, heart attacks, and strokes.

With this understanding, you can react appropriately and possibly save a life.

  • Acquire knowledge about common medical conditions.
  • Understand conditions such as Stroke, Angina, and Heart Attack.
  • Learn how to respond effectively in critical situations when faced with these medical conditions.

5. Injury Treatment:

You’ll learn how to handle a range of wounds immediately, from minor cuts to more severe situations. This portion of the training covers how to handle bleeding, burns, shock, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

These skills are invaluable for a First Aider.

  • Master the practice of first aid for various injuries.
  • Learn how to provide care for Bleeding, Burns, Shock, and Post-Traumatic Stress.
  • Gain insights into addressing the emotional well-being of casualties through Post-Traumatic Stress support.

6. Practical Demonstrations:

You can use what you’ve learnt in this practical portion. You will receive guidance on Primary and Secondary Surveys, CPR, guiding someone into the recovery position, and aiding someone who is choking.

These practical skills are essential for real-life emergencies, and you’ll have the opportunity to master them.

  • Gain hands-on experience with essential life-saving techniques.
  • Learn how to conduct Primary and Secondary Surveys.
  • Understand the correct procedures for CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), the Recovery Position, and assisting a Choking Person.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this basic life support course, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain help to prioritise a casualty
  2. State the role of a First Aider
  3. Identify levels of response & taking a casualty’s history
  4. Describe Stroke, Angina & Heart Attack
  5. Explain Treatment of Bleeding, Burns and Shock & Post Traumatic Stress
  6. Demonstrate: Primary and Secondary Survey, CPR, Recovery Position, Choking Person


Who Should Attend:

Our basic life support course is suitable for anyone who wants to be prepared to respond effectively in emergencies.

Whether you are a parent, teacher, caregiver, or simply a concerned individual.

Having a life-saving skills benefits everyone including;

  • Health Workers – Required certification to work in hospitals, clinics, care homes, etc. Prepares them to respond in clinical emergencies.
  • First responders – Police, fire department, EMTs need skills to provide initial care until EMS arrives. Saves lives.
  • Coaches/fitness instructors – Equips them to respond appropriately in exercise or sporting emergencies. Essential life safety skills.
  • Educators – Critical for teachers, camp counselors, childcare staff to have pediatric CPR abilities and emergency readiness.
  • Workers in public settings – For staff at malls, theaters, hotels, airports to assist patrons and visitors in need until help arrives.
  • Community members – Makes citizens ready to deliver bystander CPR and provide aid to each other. Expands first responder network.
  • Parents & caregivers – Allows home providers to respond confidently when young children or elderly in their care suffer breathing or cardiac issues.
  • Remote workers – Necessary preparation for people who work alone or in isolated settings with delayed emergency access.

BLS training gives key skills to assess patients, provide interventions, activate EMS, and sustain life in those critical first minutes until definitive care arrives. Essential for many professions and people.

How long will the basic life support training last?

The training session will last two to three hours. We factor in a range of time to account for variable factors such as fewer delegates, student participation and interaction, and the delegates’ fundamental knowledge and skill. If a course stops earlier than the appointed hour, one of these explanations will be applicable. However, our trainer will ensure that each learning goal has been met.

Assessment & Certification


Throughout the course, a number of exams will provide you the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and skills. These exams ensure that you possess the knowledge and poise necessary to manage situations.


You will be awarded a certification following your successful completion of the basic life support course, which will serve as a testament to your commitment to the field.

Your dedication to improving your community and playing a vital role in emergency response is demonstrated by your bls certification.

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Questions and Answers (FAQs)


1. What is basic life support training?

Basic life support (BLS) training teaches skills to help sustain life in emergency situations until advanced care arrives.

Key elements include:

  • CPR – Chest pushes, rescue breaths, and AED use to support blood flow and oxygen when heart stops. Covers adults, kids, infants.
  • Choking – Methods to clear blocked airway, like back blows and abdominal thrusts.
  • Recovery Position – Moving an unconscious person onto their side to open airway.
  • Emergency Response – Steps of checking victim, calling emergency services, starting care.
  • Rescue Breathing – Using masks and bag valve masks to help breathing.
  • Vital Signs – Checking pulse, breathing, responsiveness to assess condition.
  • Special Situations – Adapting response for drowning, hypothermia, overdose.
  • Team CPR – Giving roles for two or more rescuers.
  • AED Usage – Safely using automated external defibrillators during CPR.
  • Bloodborne Pathogens – Using protective gear and safe response to body fluids.

The training prepares people to act fast and give key help until emergency services arrive. Hands-on practice and skill testing are essential. Regular refreshers keep knowledge current.

2. Who will conduct the basic life support training?

One of our expert tutors. These all have an abundance of first hand care experience and knowledge in basic life support – so you’ll be in great hands!

We will let you know who is doing the training in advance. You can check out their skills and experience by finding them

3. What is the purpose of basic life support (BLS)?

The main purpose of basic life support (BLS) training is to help you understand how to help people who need

Specifically, BLS aims to:

  • Learn lifesaving skills – Learn key skills like CPR, AED use, and choking relief to help sustain life in emergencies.
  • Be more prepared – Training gives you knowledge and confidence to act quickly when faced with an emergency.
  • Expand responder network – Adding more trained people in the community expands early intervention capacity when someone needs help.
  • Meet job requirements – Many healthcare and emergency jobs require current BLS certification.
  • Continuing education – Refreshers update your skills on latest protocol changes.
  • Better patient outcomes – BLS started fast can greatly improve survival and recovery chances.
  • Reduce legal risk – Training reinforces proper techniques to avoid further harm.
  • Add to existing knowledge – BLS complements first aid, healthcare, and public safety training.
  • Personal reassurance – Knowing you may be able to save lives provides comfort.

Taking BLS training ensures you can provide urgent intervention in a medical crisis until emergency services arrive. It prepares you to act.

4. What are the core skills taught in BLS training?

BLS (Basic Life Support) training focuses on essential life-saving skills. Taking a basic life support (BLS) course is important to be prepared to act in a medical emergency.

Here are the core skills typically covered in basic life support (BLS) training:

  • CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) – Chest compressions, rescue breathing, and AED usage to support circulation and oxygenation in an emergency.
  • Assessing consciousness – Checking responsiveness and awareness using techniques like shouting or shoulder tap.
  • Checking airway and breathing – Looking, listening and feeling for air exchange to determine if airway is clear.
  • Recovery position – Placing an unconscious person on their side to allow drainage of fluids and keep airway open.
  • Choking relief – Methods like back blows, abdominal thrusts, and chest thrusts to clear foreign body airway obstructions.
  • Rescue breathing – Using bag valve mask or pocket mask to provide breaths to a non-breathing victim.
  • AED usage – Safe operation of automated external defibrillator as part of CPR protocol.
  • Emergency response steps – Taking action in sequence of Check, Call, Care including calling life-threatening emergency number, 999.
  • Vital sign assessment – Techniques to check pulse, breathing rate, skin signs to monitor patient condition.
  • Team CPR – Coordinating roles between rescuers to maximize efficiency and outcome.

The core lifesaving skills taught equip individuals to sustain life until rescue experts arrives to take over care. Hands-on practice is essential to gaining competency.

5. How often should BLS training be renewed or refreshed?

BLS training should be renewed or refreshed regularly depending on where you work and what you do. Usually, it is advised that you  refresh your basic life support skills every one to two years to ensure you know what to in case of life-saving situations.

The recommended frequency for renewing or refreshing basic life support (BLS) training is:

  • Healthcare Providers – Renew BLS certification every 1-2 years to stay current with guidelines and maintain skills. Many employers require yearly renewal.
  • General Public/Workplace – Refresh BLS skills every 2 years at minimum. Yearly refreshers are encouraged for the public to improve retention and consistency.
  • BLS Teachers – Renew BLS instructor certificates every 2 years by teaching courses, taking a refresher class and passing the exam. Keep own BLS provider certification up-to-date yearly.
  • After Use – If BLS skills are used in a real emergency, refresh training sooner to address any weak areas.
  • Protocol Changes – When major CPR guideline changes occur, extra BLS retraining helps adapt techniques and cement new standards.

Regular renewal reinforces proper technique and updates providers on the latest science-based improvements for best practice. Keeping BLS knowledge and skills fresh is key to being prepared.


6. Can I use my BLS skills in everyday life situations?

Yes, the skills learned in a basic life support (BLS) course can be very useful in real-life emergency situations outside of healthcare settings.

Here are some examples of how BLS skills may be applied in everyday life:

  • Car accidents –  the course prepares you to check for responsiveness, breathing, pulse, bleeding, and spinal injuries. You can provide first aid, CPR if needed, and call emergency services.
  • Choking incidents – The choking relief techniques you learn, like back blows and abdominal thrusts, could save someone’s life at home, in a restaurant, or in public.
  • Near-drowning – BLS teaches key skills to rescue and revive a drowning victim through positioning, rescue breaths, and CPR if the heart has stopped.
  • Heart attacks – Your ability to recognise signs of cardiac arrest, perform CPR, and use an AED or assist others in doing so could save the life of a loved one or stranger.
  • Drug overdoses – Though additional opioid emergency training is ideal, basic CPR and recovery position skills help in overdose events.
  • Severe allergic reactions – Managing airways and breathing difficulties with BLS techniques buys time until epinephrine and medical care is accessible.
  • Electrocution/lightning strikes – Safely accessing the victim and performing CPR/defibrillation when appropriate may be lifesaving.

So, the emergency response and lifesaving skills taught in BLS training can be very useful for many life situation outside of hospitals and clinics. Taking a course gives you skills to help others in daily life.

7. Are there special considerations for BLS training in healthcare settings?

Basic life-saving training in healthcare settings may benefit from adding specific topics to improve the team’s effectiveness. Key areas to look at include infection control, teamwork, and coordination with other health and social care teams. By addressing these aspects, training can be tailored to the unique demands of the work environment.

  • Infection control – Stress using barriers like gloves, masks, goggles when doing CPR or using equipment to avoid spreading illness.
  • Patient mobility – Discuss how to perform skills on beds, stretchers, chairs, etc. Change techniques for lines, tubes, wounds.
  • Code teams – Coordinate roles for responding as a code team with doctors, nurses, techs. Cover code pagers, equipment rules.
  • Pediatric patients – Ensure skills for child and infant CPR, sizes of masks/shields, right defibrillator dose.
  • Patient dignity – Respect privacy with gowns, sheets when practicing. Get consent when able.
  • Medical conditions – Note how things like hypothermia, overdose, trauma change approach.
  • Documentation – Review recording vital signs, CPR info, medications, interventions, orders.
  • Emergency equipment – Train on real AEDs, carts, suction, oxygen used on site.
  • Team communication – Reinforce clear communication used in emergencies and handoff to ambulance crew.
  • Debriefing – Support staff emotionally after difficult experiences. Offer resources.

Adapting BLS training to the specific healthcare setting and sensitivities helps ensure staff learn skills most relevant for their workplace and patients.

8. What does basic life support training include?

Basic life support (BLS) training typically includes learning the following skills and techniques:

  • Adult CPR – Chest pushes, rescue breaths, and using an AED for adults.
  • Child/Baby CPR – Special techniques for CPR on young kids and infants.
  • Choking – Methods like back blows and abdominal thrusts to clear blocked airway.
  • Recovery Position – Placing an unconscious person on their side to open airway.
  • Checking Vital Signs – Checking breathing, consciousness, pulse.
  • Emergency Response – Following steps of “Check, Call, Care” including calling emergency services.
  • Automated External Defibrillators – Safely using AEDs with CPR on cardiac arrest victims.
  • Rescue Breathing – Proper technique for giving breaths using mask or bag valve mask.
  • Team CPR – Coordinating compression and breathing roles between two rescuers.
  • Special Situations – Adapting CPR for drowning, overdose, hypothermia etc.
  • Bloodborne Pathogens – Using protective gear and safe disposal of contaminated materials.

With the support of these fundamental abilities, students should be able to function as first responders until more qualified assistance arrives. A crucial component is skill assessment and practical experience.

As I have told others… It is the best, most informative training I have ever attended