Basic Life Support

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4 hours
Level 3


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This half-day course is designed for anyone needing to know how to maintain life until the ambulance arrives. This includes how to manage an airway by placing the casualty into the recovery position, how to carry out cardiopulmonary resuscitation, how to deal with choking and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator safely. The course looks at the age ranges from adults to babies.

The qualification only last for one year and is ideal for professionals needing to undertake their yearly basic life support assessments.

Intended Audience

This course has been designed for:

  • Responders in work
  • Community responders
  • Offices with AEDs
  • Individuals wishing to learn a life-saving skill

The Basic Life Support training course covers the range of adults, children and babies for the following topics

  • Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
  • Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
  • Know how to safely use an automated external defibrillator
  • Be able to deal with someone who is choking

The Basic Life Support training course will include a variety of interactive sessions including discussions, group break-out activities and practical scenarios with a variety of first aid equipment. All of these elements will build the candidates' knowledge to help them pass the assessments and to build their confidence to provide first aid.

The practical scenarios will include recovery position, resuscitation and the use of Automated External Defibrillators. All candidates need to be physically able to take part in these scenarios with many of them taking place on the floor.

Candidates should wear clothing that they feel comfortable with to support their learning while taking part in group discussions and practical sessions with other candidates. Candidates should be aware they will be practising placing one another in the recovery position and practising resuscitation. We, therefore, recommend flat shoes, and trousers and to be cautious of baggy low tops.

The price includes:

  • Electronic certifes from Dewi Development Ltd
  • CPR and AED Made Easy book to accompany the course
  • Reminder card and pen
  • Access to First Aid equipment to practise all scenarios in pairs
  • 1/2 day of face-to-face training with great instructors
  • Travel in the Swansea area

If there are additional costs, we will agree on these at the time of booking, for example, excess travel, off-site parking, and venue hire.

There is no post-course learning for this course.

You can arrange a program of support from Dewi Development Ltd for your staff, this can include ongoing coaching, annual Continual Professional Development or access to a debrief session.

The Continual Professional Development is recommended to be a half day and we can focus the topics around the needs of your staff and your business.

Your staff may wish to access a debrief session following a serious incident in which they utilised their skills and need to discuss the actions they took.

The candidates will be observered through the day to ensure they are understanding the content and can deliver the first aid skills.

The candidates will need to be able to demonstrate three key skills in order to get a certificate. This includes:

  • Placing someone safely in recovery position
  • Carrying out effective CPR
  • Safely using an AED
  • Dealing with choking casualty

Successful candidates will be issued with a certificate in Basic Life Support by Dewi Development Ltd.


The qualification lasts for 3 years and can be renewed by sitting a Basic Life Support course before the qualification expires.

We can deliver the training at your venue which has a suitable training room or we can support you in arranging a suitable external venue. Training at your venue can save you costs but be aware staff can be distracted by day-to-day concerns.

Locations will require:

  • Room big enough to sit 12 candidates to sit in a horseshoe
  • Floor space to practise their first aid skills
  • Projector and screen with computer connection, however, we can provide a projector with a laptop

While we will deliver our courses across the country, we focus on supporting local businesses in south Wales from Cardigan to Haverfordwest, Carmarthen, Swansea, Cardiff and Newport.

The course will have one planned break. Refreshments are NOT included when delivered at one of your venues, but tea and coffee will be included when delivered at a venue arranged by ourselves.

The course involves various practical sessions, where candidates will need to get down to the floor to practise their first aid skills. This will include practising recovery position and demonstrating effective resuscitation for a minimum amount of time. If you have any concerns about your candidates carrying out these activities, you should get in touch before booking the course.

If candidates have any physical or learning needs for the group work or for the assessment, this should be notified as part of the booking. We may be able to provide reasonable adjustments to support candidates learning, but we need to agree on all adjustments in advance with the Awarding Body.

Age Guidance

While a student can qualify at 14, they may not assume responsibility in the workplace until they are 16 and then it is the employer's responsibility to ensure the individual is suitable for the role.

Completion Time

This course can be completed over a number of sessions, as long as it is completed within 3 weeks of starting.

More Information

If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us.


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