Royal Life Saving Society UK Worcestershire (10017744)

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Automated External Defibrillator – AED

Award Description

Defibrillators (AEDs) have proven to significantly increase the chances of survival in cases of cardiac arrest. This course teaches candidates how to give effective CPR and use an AED to feel confident if an emergency occurs. The AED course is endorsed by CIMSPA.

RLSS UK is regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and CCEA in Northern Ireland.


This course is recommended for everyone. Candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age at the time of taking the assessment. No prior knowledge is required.

Course Content:

A range of subjects are covered, including:

  • Assessing an incident
  • Managing an unresponsive casualty
     • CPR including AED
     • Pocket mask
     • Recovery position
  • Safety consideration with an AED


Automated External Defibrillator is Trainer Assessed throughout the course. The assessment should determine a candidate’s ability to act safely, promptly and effectively to deal with a casualty suffering a cardiac arrest.


To re-qualify, candidates must complete the four hours of training and assessment again.