Basic Life Support & Basic Life Support with safe use of AED

Course Overview

Basic First Aid taught in the community has proven invaluable. Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone. Early recognition, CPR and defibrillation can save lives. The number of defibrillators located in many villages and public places is increasing; however there are many people who tells us they do not have the knowledge nor the confidence to use them. Knowing how to use them saves precious minutes in the ‘Chain of Survival’ and can be instrumental in increasing survival rates. Dealing with first aid emergencies can be a daunting prospect for anyone, but after attending a Fat Panda Basic Life support course you will feel more confident in handling these situations.

We have a choice of 2 courses and both courses combine first aid theory and numerous practical skill sessions. Smaller groups allow time for more individual training as required, we make it interesting, enjoyable and fun, whilst building your confidence.

We use all the latest quality training equipment. Our resuscitation manikins are equipped with Bluetooth connectivity, allowing both the trainer and trainee to check for correct depth and compression rates along with adequate lung expansion during the practical CPR sessions, which can be viewed on the big screen to help with debriefing.

Level 2
Certificate Validity 3 Years
Duration 3 hours or 4 hours
Prerequisites None
Assessment The course Instructor is responsible for determining whether delegates pass or fail based on practical and oral assessment throughout the course, i.e. by observation and oral questioning. The Instructor will only award a pass if they believe that delegates have displayed the requisite understanding and competencies at the end of each session throughout the day. 

What You Will Learn

Basic Life support and Safe Use of an AED (Level 2 award) 4hours

  • Introduction to defibrillation
  • Responsibilities 
  • Action in an emergency
  • Primary Survey (DRS ABC)
  • Secondary Assessment
  • Recovery Position
  • The Respiratory System
  • Resuscitation Adult/Child/Baby
  • Choking Adult/Child/Baby
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) functions
  • Defibrillation with an AED
  • Paediatric defibrillation
  • Safety Measures
  • Recovery position for a child/Baby
  • Recovery position for an Adult

Basic Life support Adult & Paediatric (Level 2 award) 3hours

  • Definition and Aims of First Aid
  • Responsibilities
  • Contacting the Emergency Services
  • Primary Survey
  • Recovery position Adult/Child/Baby
  • Resuscitation Adult/Child/Baby
  • Choking Adult/Child/Baby

We use the latest training aids to deliver the best quality training to you.


Course Location + Duration

We deliver our open public courses at Unit 8, Somerville Court, Banbury Business Park, Adderbury OX17 3SN

The HSE require 3hrs/4hrs contact training hours (depending on which BLS course chosen)

Delegates must attend all sessions during the day to be eligible for successful assessment, which is done by continuous observation and questioning during the course.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who wishes to attain a Level 2 qualification in Basic Life Support or Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an AED. Anyone who wishes to gain basic life saving skills, and wants to be able to use their local automated defibrillator


On successful completion of either course, you will receive a Level 2 (RQF) Basic Life Support or Basic Life Support & Safe Use of AED Certificate, both valid for three years. This course is Regulated by Ofqual under their Regulated Quality Framework (RQF) and accredited by the FAA. All our courses are designed to follow the guidelines set by the Health & Safety Executive and Resuscitation Council UK


Our prices are hard to beat and we always work with you to ensure that you get the best training for your budget.

Give us a call (01608 656100) to book today and we will let you know what value we can add.

How do I Book this Course?

To book this Basic Life Support and Safe Use of AED course simply call us on 01608 656100 or book via our website.

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