Resuscitation (Basic Life Support) for Volunteers - Level 1

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    Resuscitation (Basic Life Support) for Volunteers - Level 1 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited

    Course Duration

    60 minutes

    CPD Hours

    1 hour


    CPD Certification Service


    CPD Certificate

    Certificate Validity

    1 year

    Who is the course for?

    This resuscitation (basic life support) online course is tailored for all voluntary staff whose responsibilities may include emergency medical responses, particularly in situations requiring cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). It is suitable for volunteers in clinical and community settings who need to be prepared to act in cardiac emergencies.

    Course content

    This resuscitation (basic life support) for volunteers online course is divided into the following sections:

    Key definitions 

    • Understanding the basics of cardiac emergencies and the principles of life support.

    Resuscitation council UK guidance 

    • Adherence to the latest protocols for resuscitation.

    Cardiac arrest and CPR 

    • Techniques and procedures for effectively performing CPR.

    How to administer CPR 

    • Step-by-step instruction on performing chest compressions and rescue breaths.


    • How to respond when an adult is choking.

    Practical application 

    • Video demonstrations to show how to deliver CPR and dealing with other emergencies, including choking/airway obstruction and anaphylaxis.

    Course aims

    The aims of this resuscitation (basic life support) for volunteers online training course are to:

    • Equip volunteers with crucial knowledge and skills in performing CPR to respond effectively in cardiac emergencies.
    • Enhance awareness of health measures during resuscitation.

        Learning objectives

        On completion of this resuscitation (basic life support) for volunteers elearning course, the learner will be able to:

        • Review definitions and key concepts related to cardiac arrest and CPR.
        • Discuss the Resuscitation Council UK's guidelines for performing resuscitation.
        • Learn the correct procedures for performing CPR to ensure effectiveness and safety.
        • Explore techniques for identifying and managing choking incidents in adults.

            Learning outcomes

            On completion of this resuscitation (basic life support) for volunteers e-learning course, the learner will be able to:

            • Recognise cardiac arrest - Identify the critical signs of cardiac arrest, understanding the urgent need for immediate response.
            • Emergency response - Explain the procedures for calling for help quickly and effectively in an emergency.
            • Perform CPR - Demonstrate proper technique for performing chest compressions to maintain blood flow in a cardiac emergency.
            • Manage choking incidents - Illustrate the steps to take when an adult is choking, ensuring clear airway obstruction management.
            • Handle unconsciousness - Describe the actions required when encountering an unconscious individual to ensure their safety and prepare for potential CPR.

            These outcomes are designed to ensure that participants understand the theoretical aspects of basic life support and are prepared to apply these critical skills in real-world scenarios. This training aligns with the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and the Resuscitation Council UK guidelines.

            Accreditation and Certification

            This CPD-accredited resuscitation (basic life support) e-learning course for volunteers is externally peer-reviewed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service. Upon completion, participants will earn a CPD Certificate valid for one year.

            The course meets comprehensive compliance requirements set by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Regulatory and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) and Care Inspectorates (Wales and Scotland), Skills for Care Core and Mandatory Training Framework and the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and other UK health and social care regulatory bodies.

            Course demo (video)

            Why is the course important?

            Understanding and being able to perform CPR is vital; it can double the chances of survival in cases of cardiac arrest. This course gives volunteers the skills necessary to provide effective emergency care, potentially saving lives in critical situations.

            Resuscitation (Basic Life Support) for Volunteers - Level 1 | ComplyPlus LMS™ | The Mandatory Training Group UK -


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