First Aid Courses

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training

The AED and Basic Life Support training course focuses on teaching the delegate on how to use an Automated External Defibrillator machine when applying first aid.

How long is the AED course?
The AED course is delivered over half a day.

Who should attend the AED course?
People who need to know how to use an AED but do not have an official first aid qualification should attend this course.

Is the AED course accredited?
This course is Highfield accredited.

When does my AED certificate expire?
The AED Training certificate needs to be renewed three-years after completion of the course.


Delivery Options

This course can be delivered in the classroom as an in-house course.

In-house Courses

We can arrange AED Training as an in-house course specifically for your company. If you have a group of individuals who all need to be trained in using an AED, this course is perfect for you. Because the course is only half a day, your employees will all be trained quickly without spending too much time away from work. We can deliver this course at a 3B Training venue or a location of your choice.

If you would like us to provide you with a quote for in-house training, complete the contact form on this page. We will take into consideration location, delegate numbers attending and any equipment requirements when providing our quote.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Although, we ask that the delegate has a good understanding of written and spoken English.

Course Content

What does the AED Training accident cover?

The content covered in the AED training course includes both classroom and practical learning. The tutor will cover the below subjects throughout the course:

  • How does CPR work?
  • How to keep the casualty and rescuers safe
  • How the AED works and when to deliver the first shock
  • Procedures during the AED process
  • Dealing with an unconscious casualty
  • Recognising irregular breathing
  • Recognising heart rhythms
  • Recording and reporting information about the accident
  • Handing the casualty over to the emergency services
  • How to pass the final assessment

Course Objectives

On completion of the course, the delegate will be able to safely use an AED and conduct Basic Life Support on a casualty.

What is required to pass the AED training course?

To pass the course, the delegate must show an understanding of the course content and be able to demonstrate their practical skills.

Is this course CITB Grant claimable?

No, unfortunately, this course is not CITB Grant claimable. View our CITB Approved Training Organisation page for more information on what courses you can claim from and how to claim here.

Further Development

To become a qualified first-aider, you must attend the First Aid at Work course. The Paediatric First Aid is a course for those predominantly work with children in their occupation. The course will give you a more focused knowledge of child first aid.

How to Use a Defibrillator (AED)

For more information on how to use a defibrillator and where to find one take a look at our step by step guide here.

In-house Enquiry Form

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