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QA Level 2 Award in 
Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (QCF) 
 

 
Qualification overview 
 
This qualification forms part of the QA First Aid suite of qualifications. The qualification and learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of: 
The Resuscitation Council (UK) 
Skills for Health Assessment Principles for First Aid Qualifications 
 
Objective 
 
The objective of the qualification is 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 Automated External Defibrillator (AED). 
 
Purpose 
 
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. 
 
Intended audience 
 
This qualification is for people who have a specific interest or responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, in being able to provide BLS when dealing with an emergency situation which may involve using an AED. 
 
Structure 
 
This qualification contains 1 mandatory unit with a total value of 1 credit. For further details on these full course specifications can be supplied upon request. 
 
Learners must complete all assessments in the unit successfully within the registration period to achieve the qualification. The maximum period to achieve this qualification, including any referrals is 3 weeks. Each credit is equivalent to 10 hours learning time. Learning time consists of guided learning hours (GLH) and self-directed study. GLH are a measure of the contact time a typical Learner will require in direct training guidance to complete their programme of learning successfully, which for this qualification should be a minimum of 3 hours and 40 minutes (excluding breaks) and a maximum of 5 hours. Learners should be encouraged to do self-directed study. Self-directed study is a measure of the time a typical learner will require away from the programme of learning such as reading course/pre-course material/handouts and researching information on the internet. 
 
Course Content 
 
Chain of survival 
Assessing an incident 
Casualty assessment 
Managing an unresponsive casualty 
Recovery Position 
CPR 
AED safety considerations 
• Using an AED 
• Combining AED use with CPR 
• Using an AED on a child 
Procedures for when Emergency Services arrive 
Tailored to you 
 
EFS understand that our fixed courses may not right for you therefore, we can bespoke courses to develop the skills of the individuals on your sites based around the risks on your premises and your organisation's needs and requirements. The flexibility of our courses means that we can deliver cost-effective training at your preferred venue, on dates to suit you, wherever practicable. 
 

Course Prices 

Course duration: 4 hours of guided learning 
Maximum number (Group): 12 
Minimum number (Individual): 8 
Group Cost: £395 + VAT* 
Individual Cost: £49 + VAT* 
*Subject to location. Individuals can simply book on a course held at our Bicester HQ or chosen venues across the UK. Please call for details. 
 
Any bookings of 8 or more people can be run at any of our locations or a suitable venue of your choice. 
 
For more information please contact Steve Whiteside 
stevewhiteside@eventfiresolutions.co.uk | 0800 999 4343 | www.eventfiresolutions.co.uk 
 
 
 

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