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Basic Life Support (BLS) – for Health and Social Care

This basic life support course is split into easily digestible chunks. You’ll cover all the bases of basic life support as a subject and come away with the knowledge you’ll need to confidently deal with life-threatening situations.

As well as adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation, you will also learn about child and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), how to use an automatic external defibrillator (AED) and how to deal with someone who is choking.

This BLS training course is based on the latest Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines and contains guidance and videos kindly provided by St John Ambulance. It also provides the knowledge element of Care Certificate Standard 12. At the end, you’ll receive a certificate bearing the date, your name, CPD hours and learning objectives.

However challenging the situation, once you’ve done this course you’ll be better equipped to step up in a range of difficult situations. And you might just be able to save a life!

If you don’t work in the Health and Social Care are and you are looking for a broader course, please click here.


Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a good knowledge of:

●       The difference between a heart attack and a cardiac arrest

●       What to do if someone suffers a cardiac arrest

●       How to open an airway

●       When and how to put a person into the recovery position

●       How to perform chest compressions and give rescue breaths

●       How to use an automatic external defibrillator (AED)

●       How to recognize when a person is choking and what action to take


  • Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Child and Infant Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Using an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Choking
£20.00 Exc VAT
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • PDF certificate
  • Unlimited replays
  • 12 months access

Group discounts for organisations

To access multiple courses, or to purchase multiple licences for your organisation or local authority, contact us directly at or 01273 091 301, for information on group discounts.

Annual Solutions

We provide cost-effective annual solutions allowing up to 5, 10, 20 or a whole library of digital courses starting from £12 per learner, subject to requirement. Contact for more information.

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4 reviews for Basic Life Support (BLS) – for Health and Social Care

Easy to use. Very concise and informative
Very good and informative, fantastic

Heather Sim

I enjoyed the experience and will do more learning this way

Heather Sim

Very good easy to follow
Clear and very helpful

Heather Sim

Brilliant course and very well presented
Thank you Me Learning – great course

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