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CPR and AED

The STA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator qualification is a four-hour course designed for those who may be required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use an automated external defibrillator (AED). This qualification is suitable for learners from a variety of industries and employment situations who work within a building where an AED is present and are required to be trained in its use as per HSE recommendations.

The Learner

The STA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator course provides learners with the skills to deliver lifesaving CPR and safely use of an AED on a patient. Learners may work or volunteer in an environment where there’s a high risk of sudden cardiac arrest and an AED unit is on site. This qualification provides an ideal further training opportunity for a learner who already holds a first aid or lifesaving qualification, but needs specialised AED training. The skills learned are transferable across a range of industries and therefore appeals to a wide range of learners.

Who does this qualification appeal to?

Learners may complete this qualification as a stepping stone to a career specifically in first aid such as a first aid tutor, alternatively they may undertake this qualification to compliment another role.

STA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator: Community volunteer, residential care worker, security guard, shop assistant, emergency service personnel, sports coach, leisure assistant, personal trainer, fitness instructor, duty manager, event first aider, lifeguard.

The Course

The course is comprised of a mixture of theoretical technical knowledge and practical hands on tasks to enhance the learner experience. The learners will cover the skills and knowledge required to identify casualties suffering from cardiac arrest, competently deliver lifesaving CPR and apply an AED, both as a team leader and single operator.

The following units are covered within this qualification:

  • Basic Life Support and Using an Automated External Defibrillator

Assessment

The STA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator qualification is tutor-assessed through the completion of:

  • Portfolio
  • Oral supplementary questioning
  • Practical demonstrations.

Renewal

This course carries a 2-year validity period, the learner is required to complete a new STA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator course before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified.

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