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Course Overview

The objective of this qualification is to allow learners to develop their knowledge and skills in basic life support to meet the needs of their role in work, or another setting and allows progression into further first aid training. It is recommended for first-aiders in the workplace environment who have access to a defibrillator.
Learners gaining this qualification will know that cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation form an essential part of the chain of survival. The topics covered are regarded by Skills for Health as being important in maintaining good practice in the safe, prompt and effective administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation. The qualification means learners should be able to safely and effectively use an automated external defibrillation machine.

In line with industry guidance, after 3 years it is recommended that they sit the course again.

Benefits you will gain:

  • High-quality study materials
  • Highfield’s comprehensive BLS&AED First Aid book
  • Recognised Accredited Qualification.
  • Study in a friendly environment
  • Excellent customer support


Highfield Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (RQF)

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This qualification is designed to allow learners to develop their knowledge and skills in basic life support to meet the needs of their role in work or another setting.

What does the Qualification cover?

  • the roles and responsibilities of a first-aider
  • assessing the scene of an accident and the casualty
  • managing an unresponsive casualty
  • CPR and AED
  • dealing with a casualty who shows signs of life
  • effectively handing over the casualty

Method of Assessment:

Learners must complete:

  • Practical observation: the practical assessment is completed throughout the course delivery. This ongoing assessment requires learners to demonstrate practical first aid skills. The practical assessment will be recorded using the practical matrix within the Assessment Pack.
  • Centre-marked multiple-choice theory assessment: learners are required to answer a series of questions contained within theory question papers. Oral questioning may be used. In this case, the assessor should document the responses within the assessment pack.

Who is the Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator Course for?

This course is aimed at anyone who wants to learn basic first aid skills. This includes the following groups:

  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Care Workers
  • School teachers
  • Sport coaches

Total Qualification Time

The total qualification time for this qualification is 5 however it has been agreed with the HSE that the qualification has a minimum contact time of 4 hours. Courses are likely to run over a period of a half-day or 1 day, depending on course design by the centre.
TQT is an estimate of the total number of hours it would take an average learner to achieve and demonstrate the necessary level of attainment to be awarded with a qualification, both under direct supervision (forming guided learning hours) and without supervision (all other time). TQT and GLH values are advisory and assigned to a qualification as guidance.


There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification however learners are advised to have a minimum of level 1 literacy.
There is no specific age restriction for this qualification however centres must assess the suitability of learners on completing the course and ensure they are able to effectively perform CPR prior to registration.

Progression opportunities

On successful completion of this qualification, learners may wish to continue their development by undertaking one of the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)
  • Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (FAW)
  • Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid 
  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid