Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support for Adults and Children

This qualification has been designed for those who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities to provide basic life support for adults and children.

Basic Life Support for Adults and Children teaches learners specific first aid skills for dealing with unconscious, choking, and non-breathing casualties.

Course Overview

First of all, learners are introduced to the roles and responsibilities of the first aider. In addition to learning how to carry out a scene survey and casualty assessment, students are taught how to check for responsiveness, open an airway, and check for breathing.

Practical lessons include CPR, choking and the recovery position. Especially relevant is the lesson on how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) due to this now being recognised as a vital step in Basic Life Support.

  • 1.1 – Roles and Responsibilities of the First Aider
  • 1.2 – Incident and Casualty Assessment
  • 2.1 – CPR / AED and Choking
  • 2.2 – Secondary Survey and Recovery Position
Course Length Qualification Certification Period
3 hours Level 2 Award 1 year


Basic Life Support for Adults and Children is a practical, hands-on course. Therefore it delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real life situation. Consequently, learners must be physically capable of carrying out the practical elements of the course such as CPR and recovery position.

Learners must be at least 16 years old on the first day of the training. While there are no other formal entry requirements, to benefit from the training we advise that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in Literacy or Numeracy or equivalent.


On successful completion of this course, you will receive a Basic Life Support for Adults and Children certificate which is valid for one year.

H2SAL Level 2 Award (SRF) £30 per person
QA Level 2 Award (QCF) £60 per person

Contact Us

How 2 Save A Life (Retford) – Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, and Lincolnshire
How 2 Save A Life (Belper) – Derbyshire, Leicestershire, and the West Midlands

Qualsafe Awards Registered Cetre
Basic Life Support - Opening and Airway
Basic Life Support - CPR & AED
Basic Life Support - Baby CPR
Basic Life Support - Recovery Position
Basic Life Support - Baby Choking
Basic Life Support - Automated External Defibrillator (AED)