CPR and Defibrillation

This qualification is aimed at learners who wish for further training or to develop knowledge and/or skills in this subject area. It is recommended as training for first aidersin 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 to maintaining good practice in the safe, prompt and effective administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation.

Qualification Structure

This qualification is made up of one mandatory unit, the details of which are included at the end of this document. Learners must successfully complete the assessment for the unit to achieve the qualification. This qualification can be taken as a free standing qualification or as part of a wider programme of training.

How the Qualification is Assessed

This qualification is assessed through practical observation and oral questioning through the duration of the course by the tutor.

Learners must practically demonstrate the application of the correct techniques in all the areas indicated within the learning outcomes of the unit. Following the assessment, a list of results will be provided to the Centre Contacts stating whether learners have passed or failed. Certificates for those who are successful will be dispatched for distribution by the Centre Contacts.

This qualification lasts for a period of 3 years, at which point candidates will need to resit the course, however the recommendation is that learners refresh their knowledge annually.