Course Description

TQUK Level 2 QCF Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation & AED


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TQUK Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (QCF)

The TQUK Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (QCF) is regulated by Ofqual and is supported by Skills for Health. This Ofqual approved QCF qualification can be delivered at any suitable venue in the UK. Please contact our Support Team on 024 7610 0090 or by email stating your training requirements. 

What are the entry requirements?

Learners must be at least 16 years of age at certification.

What is the course duration?

4 Hours 

How many training delegates per workshop?

Maximum of 12 

How long is the certificate valid for?

This qualification lasts for a period of 3 years, after which learners will need to repeat the qualification, however it is highly recommended that learners refresh their knowledge annually, especially if they have patient facing roles. 

Who is this course for?

Learners looking to fulfill a role within the workplace or for personal growth. This QCF qualification is particularly recommended as training for first aiders in the workplace who have access to a defibrillator. The course is based on the latest cardiopulmonary resuscitation guidelines and standards for clinical practice. 

Why do you need this course?

This qualification is intended for learners wanting to undertake training or to further develop their knowledge and/or skills in this subject area. The objectives of the qualification include meeting relevant programmes of learning, supporting a role in the workplace and giving learners personal growth and engagement in learning. It is recommended as training for first aiders in the workplace who have access to a defibrillator. Learners achieving this qualification will understand the role that Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation play in the chain of survival. They will understand the importance of maintaining good practice in the safe, prompt and effective administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation. 

What are the course aims & learning outcomes?

At the end of this course you will:

  • Understand basic life support requirements
  • Be able to demonstrate basic life support techniques and automated external defibrillator use in line with current national Resuscitation Council (UK) cardiopulmonary resuscitation guidelines
  • Be able to demonstrate post resuscitation procedures
  • Be able to carry out basic user maintenance and troubleshoot problems with an automated external defibrillator
  • Understand the safe use of an automated external defibrillator
  • understand the legal aspects and individual/professional decisions relating to cardiopulmonary resuscitation

After completing this course the learner can:

  • Describe the principles that underpin basic life support
  • Explain the circumstances under which resuscitation is performed
  • Explain why early intervention is necessary
  • Describe different types of cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation steps and techniques
  • Demonstrate compression only resuscitation
  • Demonstrate the use of resuscitation barrier devices
  • Demonstrate how to manage a choking casualty
  • Demonstrate the use of an automated external defibrillator
  • Describe the differences when using an automated external defibrillator on a child
  • Demonstrate how to place a casualty in the recovery position
  • Identify the risks when placing a casualty in the recovery position
  • Describe handover and reporting procedures
  • Identify when a defibrillator battery requires changing
  • Identify when electrode pads need replacing
  • Demonstrate how to troubleshoot problems if the automated external defibrillator does not function correctly
  • Describe the safety considerations when using AED’s

How am I assessed for this qualification?

This qualification is assessed through activities, developed by Regal Training and meeting stringent Ofqual criteria. The assessments are internally marked and sampled as part of internal and external quality assurance/ internal verification procedures. Our assessments meet the requirements of the Assessment Principles for First Aid Qualifications and Skills for Health's QCF Assessment Principles. The recommended assessment methods for this qualification are:-

  • Practical demonstration - The practical assessment of learners for the qualification is completed throughout the course delivery. This ongoing assessment will involve learners demonstrating practical skills across a number of areas.
  • Oral/written questions - Learners will be required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding by answering a range of questions relating to the assessment criteria.
  • Assessments may also include typical cardiopulmonary resuscitation scenarios using actors, CPR videos and written case studies

All learning outcomes must be met to achieve a Pass - there is no grading.

What are the opportunities for future progression?

Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:

  • TQUK Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF)
  • Level 2 Award in Activity First Aid (QCF)

Ofqual Approved QCF Certification: 

Click here to view sample QCF certificate

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