AED Training – Automated External Defibrillator Course

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AED Defibrillator Training

You should choose this course if you want to learn how to operate an automated external defibrillator and save lives in the event of a cardiac arrest.

Every year, over 150,000 people die from a cardiac arrest, yet as many as 80% could be saved if they were treated promptly with an automated external defibrillator. This course gives you certified training in resuscitation techniques and defibrillator operation, to help you make a real difference to your colleagues and customers.


A heart attack strikes every two minutes in the UK, causing death in more than half of cases. 275,000 people will have a heart attack each year and 150,000 will die as a result.

Prompt defibrillation, by a trained operator, can significantly change the outcome of a heart attack, raising the chance of survival from as little as 5% to as much as 80%. However, treatment must be administered within five minutes if it is to be effective, and survival rates drop by 14% for every minute that a heart attack goes untreated.

Is the Automated External DefibrillatorCourse right for me?

The Automated External Defibrillator Course is an ideal way to build upon your basic first aid training. It is designed to provide training for appointed first aiders who work in environments where a defibrillator is provided, such as:

  • Shops and shopping centres
  • Sports facilities
  • Churches
  • Offices
  • Clubs
  • Colleges &universities
  • Schools
  • Local community facilities

You need to be aged 18 or over to attend this course and operate this equipment.

What will I learn?

The two-hour course will teach you all you need to know about the theory and practice of life-saving techniques including CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators.

You’ll learn how to identify a cardiac arrest when someone collapses, and how to combine the two techniques to maximise their chances of survival and to keep them alive until qualified help arrives.

What does the course cover?

  • The anatomy and physiology of heart conditions
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty
  • How to open an airway and check for breathing
  • How to perform CPR on a non breathing casualty
  • How to check and maintain an AED machine
  • What to checkbefore using an AED
  • How to use an AED

The course will also familiarize you with the official UK ResuscitationCouncil guidelines on CPR ad defibrillator use.


You can complete the course in just two hours,which can be arranged to suit your schedule.

How am I assessed?

Your training will be continually assessed throughout the course, with a brief multi-choice examination at the end.


On successful completion of the course and passing of the test, you will be awarded with a recognised certificate, which is valid for one year.

Where is the Automated External DefibrillatorCourse held?

You can choose a convenient location for your Automated External Defibrillator Course from our list of nationwide training centres, with a range of dates and times to choose from.

Alternatively, we can come to you to train your team on the actual equipment they will be using, in the actual environments in which they will be used. This type of in-house training is ideal for companies where several staff require training in the equipment. In-house training is more convenient and cost-effective and makes less demands on staff time than traveling to a training centre.

Cost for First Aid Training

We are confident that we can offer you a competitive price for convenient, tailored first aid training. Talk to our friendly team today on 0808 164 9690 and see how we can help you take better care of your team.

All prices exclude VAT.

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