This highly practical course will provide the knowledge and practical skills required for dealing with an unresponsive casualty using Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Suitable for: Anyone wishing to become a First Aider. This highly practical course is designed for all skill levels including Dental and Medical Practitioners and Nurses, and this course will provide verifiable CPD for Dental and Medical Practitioners.


This hybrid course provides knowledge and practical skills required for dealing with an unresponsive casualty, with the use of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).


  • Discuss chain of survival, and how to initially recognise and assess someone that is experiencing cardiac arrest.
  • Outline signs and symptoms of chest pain, choking and the unconscious patient.
  • Discuss the recovery position and how to place the patient in the recovery position.
  • Demonstrate how to initiate compressions and safe defibrillation using an AED.
  • Outline the use of the automated external defibrillator (AED)

At the end of the course delegates should be able to:

  • Recognise signs of cardiac arrest and demonstrate initial assessment and management of that casualty.
  • Explain why early intervention and the performance of resuscitation is important.
  • Outline how to deal with a choking or unresponsive casualty, and how to manage a casualty with chest pain.
  • Demonstrate how to place a casualty in the recovery position correctly and identify any risks or complications when placing someone in the recovery position.
  • Demonstrate how to turn on the AED, attach the pads correctly and follow the AED prompts.

This hybrid course involves both an online element as well as a practical element. Both elements must be completed to high standard in order to gain competency and therefore gain certification.


Delegates must complete a pre-course module accessible on our online learning platform. This is to ensure that all attendees have an adequate baseline knowledge before attending the practical session. This content allows delegates to gain a deep understanding on the theoretical knowledge needed for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillators (AED). It should take approximately 30 mins – 1 Hour. Delegates will gain access to the online portal two weeks prior to the course via email.

*Please note, delegates who fail to complete the online module prior to the course will not be admitted to the onsite session and will not be provided with a refund or date transfer. It is the delegates responsibility to complete their online theory in a timely fashion.


On the evening of the course, our trainer will assess the attendees theoretical knowledge through a number of recap questions. The practical session will then take place where delegates will first observe and then demonstrate CPR on provided equipment, using the trainer AED supplied. During this time, delegates can have one to one time with our trainer and ask any questions they may have.