The Highfield Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) has been developed and is awarded by Highfield Qualifications and sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). The RQF is a qualification framework regulated by Ofqual and CCEA Regulation.
Thе оbjесtіvе оf thіѕ ԛuаlіfісаtіоn is tо аllоw learners to dеvеlор thеіr knowledge аnd ѕkіllѕ in basic life ѕuрроrt tо meet thе needs оf thеіr rоlе іn wоrk, оr аnоthеr setting, аnd аllоwѕ progression іntо further fіrѕt аіd trаіnіng. It is recommended fоr fіrѕt-аіdеrѕ in thе wоrkрlасе еnvіrоnmеnt whо hаvе access tо a dеfіbrіllаtоr.
Lеаrnеrѕ gаіnіng thіѕ ԛuаlіfісаtіоn will know thаt саrdіорulmоnаrу rеѕuѕсіtаtіоn (CPR) аnd AED fоrm аn еѕѕеntіаl part оf thе сhаіn оf ѕurvіvаl. The topics covered аrе rеgаrdеd bу Skills for Health as bеіng іmроrtаnt in maintaining good рrасtісе іn thе ѕаfе, рrоmрt аnd еffесtіvе аdmіnіѕtrаtіоn of саrdіорulmоnаrу resuscitation and аutоmаtеd еxtеrnаl dеfіbrіllаtіоn. Thе qualification mеаnѕ learners ѕhоuld bе аblе tо ѕаfеlу аnd еffесtіvеlу uѕе аn automated external dеfіbrіllаtіоn machine.
How is this Level 2 Award in BLS and AED Qualification Structured?
This qualification is made up of one mandatory unit, which learners must complete successfully in order to achieve the qualification. This is as follows:
Basic life support and safe use of an automated external defibrillator
How Long Is The Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator Course?
The total qualification time for this qualification is 5 however it has been agreed with the Health and Safety Executive that the qualification has a minimum contact time of 4 hours. Courses are likely to run over a period of a half day or 1 day, depending on course design by the centre.
How Is The Basic Life Support Course Assessed?
The Basic Life Support is assessed in three parts
The practical assessment of learners for the qualification is completed throughout the course delivery.
Learners are required to answer a series of questions ensuring their understanding of the theory content is sufficient to meet the required standard.
Multiple-choice theory assessment
A selected set of multiple-choice questions to confirm leaning
Arrange of subjects is covered including:
• Assessment of danger • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty • Recovery position • Automated External Defibrillator • Resuscitation CPR • Head to toe survey
How long Does The Basic Life Support Course Last?
All successful students will be issued with an First Aid certificate in BLS and AED, along with a wallet-sized plastic card. This qualification is valid for a period of 3 years, at which point learners will need to re-sit the course. However the recommendation is that learners refresh their knowledge annually. Learners are required to be 14 years of age prior to certification.
How Long Does The Basic Life Support Qualification Last?
This Paediatric First Aid qualification is valid for a period of 3 years, at which point learners will need to re-sit the course.
What Is The Cost Of The Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator Course?
Our Level 3 first aid at work course including defibrillation training – 1/2-day course from £30 per person.
For further details on our Level 2 Award in BLS and AED please contact us or we can arrange to call you back and discuss your requirements.
Many thanks for my first aid course – it was awesome. Barry did a fab job, course content was excellent, you keep it fun and original.
Helen Petch – Carrville Methodist Church – Co Durham