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

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification provides Learners with the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge in basic life support and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) usage in emergency situations.

Intended Audience

The QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (QCF) qualification has been designed for those who have a specific interest or responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities to provide BLS when dealing with an emergency situation which may involve using an AED.

Course OverviewQualification Specification

Over a half day period, Learners will develop the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of first aid situations and safely use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Topics covered include: managing an unresponsive casualty, CPR, using an AED on both adults and children, combining AED use with CPR and more. For a more detailed overview of the topics covered, please download the Qualification Specification.

This qualification can be delivered as a standalone course (minimum of 3 hours 40 minutes) or as a 'bolt on' (1.5 hours excluding breaks) to other first aid qualifications that share the same assessment criteria. For further information on adding a 'bolt on' to your first aid qualifications, please contact us on 0845 644 3305 and we will be happy to help.

Learner Registration Fees

Here at Qualsafe Awards we are passionate about providing the highest quality service and support at competitive prices. That's why our Centres can save up to 12.5% on Learner Registrations with our tiered pricing system!

Standard Price 150-249 Learners
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250-499 Learners
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500+ Learners
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£4.75 £4.39 £4.27 £4.15

Price includes:

Free Lesson Plan, Practical Assessment Sheets and a Guide to Assessing First Aid Qualifications.

Successful Learners will receive a QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (QCF) certificate as well a plastic aide memoire, both personalised with their Centre’s details.

Centre Requirements

In order to deliver this qualification, Centres will require a minimum of 1 Trainer and 1 Internal Quality Assurer (these cannot be the same person). Please refer to the Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications and the above Qualification Specification (pages 13-15) to check the Training/Assessing and Quality Assurance qualifications, and occupational knowledge and competence required for these positions. Centres will also need to have appropriate policies, systems and procedures in place, as well as suitable and adequate venues, equipment and learning resources. For further details on Centre requirements, please consult pages 5-7 of the Qualification Specification above.

Key Facts

QAN Number: 601/5378/7

Ofqual regulated? Yes

Number of Units: 1 mandatory unit

Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 5

Contact Learning Hours (CLH): 3hrs 40mins minimum

Credit Value: 1

Assessment: 3 x Practical assessments and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.

Qualification Valid For: 1 year

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