Level 2 Award in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation

A comprehensive qualification outlining a range of knowledge and practical skills in providing Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) safely.

This 1-day course involves a more in-depth study of Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation, providing learners with a detailed background knowledge of the anatomy of the heart and various types of cardiac arrest including Ventricular Fibrillation (VF) and asystole. The extended learning time allows each student to spend more time gaining hands-on experience with the CPR manikins and AED training devices than they would in a typical Emergency First Aid at Work course.

Additionally, this qualification includes training in providing first aid to a casualty who is choking – a common cause of cardiac arrest.

Course Overview

  • Anatomy of the heart
  • Types of cardiac arrest
  • Chain of survival
  • Incident and casualty assessment
  • CPR and AED
  • AED safety
  • Recovery position
  • Choking
  • Handover and reporting procedures
Course Length Qualification Certification Period
1 day Level 2 Award 1 year


On successful completion of this course, you will receive a Level 2 CPR and AED certificate which is valid for 1 year. Choose from a qualification regulated by H2SAL or a Qualsafe Awards.

  Open Courses
at our venue
Group Courses
at your venue
H2SAL Level 2 Award (SRF)
  Regulated by H2SAL
£60 / person £360 / group *
QA Level 2 Award (QCF)
  Regulated by Ofqual
  Accredited by Qualsafe Awards
  Nationally recognised
£90 / person £360 / group *
+ £30 / person

* Maximum of 12 persons per group.


CPR and AED 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. There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.


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)