CPR & AED Training

cpr and aed resuscitation training course


The AED is part of the guidelines for Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in the UK and Europe and a vital part of improving the chance of survival in cases of cardiac arrest, in some cases up to 75%.

We offer a standalone AED course and the opportunity to add AED qualification to several of our qualification courses.

The Level 2 Award in Automated External Defibrillator- AED enables someone to give CPR and use an AED. The qualification is Ofqual accredited and valid for two years.

The Automated External Defibrillator course is four hours and is designed to be delivered in one day. The course comprises of practical work and theoretical classroom work, including practical assessment on CPR and AED.


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 and the assessment should determine a candidate’s ability to act safely, promptly and effectively to deal with a casualty suffering a cardiac arrest.


In order to re-qualify candidates must complete the training and assessment again.

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Initial training course length: 6 Hours

Retraining after 3 years: 6 Hours

Workplace First Aid and Community First Responders.


  • Principles of First Aid
  • Good Practice
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Chain Of Survival
  • Emergency Management Procedure
  • Care Cycle™

Essential Skills

  • Scene Safety
  • Scene Survey
  • Exposure Protection

Basic Life Support

  • Primary Survey, Recovery Position & Reassessment
  • CPR Adult (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
  • Alternative Ventilation Procedures
  • Adult Choking

Automated External Defibrillation

  • AED Algorithm
  • Chain of Survival
  • AED Use on Adults
  • Chest Preparation and Electrode Pad Placement
  • Handover to Advanced Care
  • Patient Report Form (PRF)
  • Equipment Checks and Troubleshooting

A maximum of 12 people can attend each course. We work to one instructor per 12 people.

Maximum class size: 24 candidates with two instructors 

Our costs will vary for onsite training dependant on the number of candidates, distance to get to your venue and how many days the course consists of. Please complete the booking form on our website or contact us for a firm quotation.

This qualification lasts for 3 years from date of completion.

A retraining course is required every 3 years to maintain the award.

All of our first aid training courses can be delivered from a suitable room at your premises or from our training centre in Moira, near Swadlincote.

Clients can book on a course using the online booking form via email or telephone, once candidates have been confirmed, ETS will issue an invoice that must be paid 7 working days prior to course commencement see our T&C.

What do our customers think?

At the end of every course, we collect feedback from everyone who attended. We are pleased to have received 4 and 5 star reviews from all of our attendees.

Please visit the Testimonials page to see for yourself.