Resuscitation (Basic Life Support/ BLS)

Last updated Monday 6th December 2021


Resuscitation is an important skill to improve the chances of survival when someone has cardiac arrest. This course helps healthcare staff understand what causes cardiac arrest, how to recognise when it is happening and what you can do to help someone.

Course content

Learning objectives

For full details of each course, please visit the individual course pages.

Who is this course for?

Any clinical or non-clinical staff, dependent upon local risk assessment or work context.


Learning progress and test results can be tracked by managers for internal development and learners can keep a certificate of completion for CPD.

Accreditations & Endorsements:

Special thanks go to experts including:

  • Alan Howe – Patient Safety, Quality Clinical Skills and Resuscitation Lead
  • Monty Wild – First Aid Trainer, Red Cross
  • Zoe Farley – Paramedic and Nurse Practitioner
  • Special thanks also to the Red Cross for the use of their video in the course

Core Skills Framework

This course meets the requirements of Resuscitation Level 1 and 2 of the framework


  • Resuscitation – Level 1 – Basic Life Support: 1 hour approx.
  • Resuscitation – Level 2 – Adult Basic Life Support: 1 hour 45 minutes approx.
  • Resuscitation – Level 2 – Paediatric Basic Life Support: 2 hour 20 minutes approx.


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