Qualification Info
  • Course Duration: Half Day
  • Certificate: 1 Year

The Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support & Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator is a half-day course that has been designed to give people the knowledge and skills needed to perform CPR and safely use an AED in emergency situations. In the UK, there are over 60,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests every year, the statistics show the importance of knowing how to safely use an AED and perform life-saving CPR. Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the UK’s biggest killers, and yet statistics show that most of the British public are unaware of the life-saving difference they can make by performing CPR and defibrillation. The Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support & Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator course is a nationally recognised qualification and is a regulated course.


Did you know that following a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces a casualty’s chance of survival by 10%?



The course is designed for those who have a specific interest or responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities to provide Basic Life Support in an emergency situation which may involve using an AED. It is an ideal course for anyone wanting to learn about giving Basic Life Support and how to safely use an AED, or refresh their knowledge. 



During this half-day course, there will be a range of learning styles incorporated to maximise your learning experience. There will be a multiple-choice examination at the end of the course to test your knowledge. Upon successful completion of the course, each delegate will have the knowledge, confidence, and certification to give Basic Life Support and use an AED safely.


The certificate is valid for 1 year and after this, you will then need to update and refresh your knowledge by retaking the Level 2 Basic Life Support & Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator. 



If you would like to book the Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support & Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator course, get in touch with us today and we can assist you with booking the course at one of our training venues if you are a group booking. Additionally, you can book the training course in-house which may be more cost-effective for you. To book the Basic Life Support & Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator course In-house, check out our In-House Training price guide, and fill out the booking form.




  • Basic Life Support
  • Chain of Survival
  • Assessing an Incident
  • Casualty Assessment
  • Recovery Position
  • CPR
  • Choking
  • Safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator
  • Procedures for when Emergency Services arrive
  • AED Safety Considerations
  • Using an AED
  • Combining AED use with CPR 
  • Using an AED on a Child



This course at your venue is only £275 (plus VAT) for up to 12 students.


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Here at Derbyshire First Aid Training, we always encourage our customers to provide honest feedback about their experiences of training with us. 

Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work 5 January 2023

Great day, all questions answered well, lots of information to take away.

Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work 3 December 2022

Very knowledgeable tutor. Warm approach. Good anecdotes relating to the topic. Real coffee from venue please!

Jane E
Level 2 Award in Fire Safety 2 December 2022

Was very helpful and taught very well.

Edward R
Level 2 Award in Fire Safety 30 November 2022

Learned a lot of valuable information

Valentin C
Level 2 Award in Fire Safety 30 November 2022

The instructor gave clear and concise instructions on fire safety and offered good insight into the roles and responsibilities of fire wardens. The course was informative and gave everyone the training and understanding they needed to perform appropriately in the event of fire safety tests/assessments/issues.

Liam S
Level 2 Award in Fire Safety 30 November 2022

Top man, would defo do again. Learnt lots 😘

Ian T
Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work 29 November 2022

The instructor was amazing

Mason C
Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work 29 November 2022

Alan was really informative and was happy to answer questions we had. Thanks again Alan :)

Amanda B
Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work 29 November 2022

Very useful course, everyone should do!

Molly P

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We are registered to several governing bodies:

  • The UK Register of Learning Providers
  • The Learner of Records Service
  • Qualsafe Awards
  • First Aid Industry Body (FAIB)
  • Member of Association of First Aiders


Registering with an Ofqual awarding Organisation means that the training you receive is to a very high standard and the qualifications we provide are accredited using a Government approved and nationally recognised qualification.

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