What's it all about?
The Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator means learners should be able to safely and effectively use an automated external defibrillation machine. 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.
Is it suitable for me?
This qualification is designed for those learners wishing to take further training or to develop their knowledge and/or skills in this subject area. It is recommended for first-aiders in the workplace environment who have access to a defibrillator. In line with industry guidance, after 3 years it is recommended that learners sit the course again.
How will I be assessed?
The Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator is assessed by practical assessment and written/oral questioning in line with all other HABC first aid qualifications. This qualification is registered on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) at Level 2 and has a credit value of 1.
Progression RoutesLevel 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work
Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work