Excellent presentation. I felt completely confident that Will (the trainer) fully understood all areas discussed and his medical background was sufficient to answer all questions professionally. Having been to many courses this is quite rare

Course Aims

To equip the trainee with the skills to use an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) competently.

Course Duration

3 hours.

Suitable Candidates

This course is for members of the public and workplace candidates who wish to be trained in the use of an AED machine.

Pre-Course Requirements

Candidates must be competent in Basic Life Support skills. Candidates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline and be able to kneel to undertake Basic Life Support.

Assessment Method

Continuous Assessment.


An AED certificate, valid for 1 year.

Course Syllabus

  • Assessing the situation in an emergency   
  • Undertaking a primary survey
  • Administering Basic Life Support
  • General guidelines for using an AED  
  • Using the AED & Defibrillation
  • Recording of information concerning the incident
  • Handover of the casualty to the emergency service