Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Use of AED Awards (RQF Level 2 / SCQF Level 5)

We at SafeCert Awards provide the accreditation service through our awarding body to provide our accredited trainers and accredited centres a range of AED Awards or AED qualifications and First Aid Awards as follows:
Qualification Details

Automated External defibrillation AED awards or AED qualification (AED’s) are now becoming more common throughout a range of public and work places. A casualty’s survival rate will dramatically increase if an AED is available and if you have appropriately qualified personnel to use it.

The award has one mandatory unit as follows:

Basic Life Support and Using an Automated External Defibrillation.

The unit has four learning outcomes as follows:

  • Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
    • Assess the scene for danger
    • Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness
    • Demonstrate how to open a casualty’s airway and check for breathing
    • Demonstrate how to place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position
  • Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
    • Recognise the need to commence Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
    • Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on a manikin
  • Know how to safely use an automated external defibrillator
    • Identify safety considerations when using an automated external defibrillator
    • List differences in the procedure when using an automated external defibrillator on a child
  • Be able to safely use an automated external defibrillator
    • Demonstrate the correct placement of AED electrode pads on a manikin
    • Follow AED voice prompts accurately
    • Demonstrate how to combine the use of an automated external defibrillator with minimal interruptions in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin
    • Demonstrate the safe delivery of AED shock
    • State the procedures if the casualty shows signs of life and starts to breath normally
    • Identify the information required when handing over the casualty

This is a very practical course will enable your learners to use the AED competently and with confidence. Not only does this course deal with the use of an AED, but it also includes vital training in resuscitation and choking procedures. The qualification is valid for 3 years and all learners will be assessed for their practical skills as well as their knowledge in the form of a multiple choice question paper.