The minutes between a collapsed victim and use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) makes the difference in successful survival, early defibrillation and good quality CPR being essential.

A heart attack leading to cardiac arrest is the biggest single killer in the UK. Early defibrillation is a major factor in determining whether someone survives a cardiac arrest or not.

This four hour Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training Course is taught only by Resuscitation Council accredited instructors who are clinical lead specialists.

Who Is The Course For?

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training courses are suitable for everyone whether or not they have received some form of first aid training previously as our experienced trainers take each candidate through each step of the rescue process, from understanding why someone would have a cardiac arrest, to CPR, how and why a defibrillator works through to successfully being able to use a defibrillator safely and effectively.

Number of Candidates

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training courses are suitable for up to 8 candidates.


Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training courses take 4 hours.

Course Outline

All our candidates learn how to use the defibrillator that is available at their organisation.


During the course candidates will learn about:

  • UK Resuscitation Council Guidelines
  • Chain of survival
  • Causes of cardiac arrest including heart attack
  • Adult basic life support/cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Child and baby CPR
  • When and how to use compression only CPR
  • Safe use of an AED for all ages
  • Plus plenty of AED scenario practice time
  • Maintaining your AED
  • Choking
  • Recovery position


By the end of the course candidates should be confident, competent and safe in the use of AEDs and pass our assessment procedure to receive a certificate. Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training course certificates are valid for 1 year.

We aim to achieve

  • Pragmatic, professional advice

  • Excellent customer service

  • Value for money

  • Excellent Responsiveness

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