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Automated External Defibrillation

About this course

Automated external defibrillators (AED) are increasingly being made available for use by first aiders.

This course provides basic life support training and the use of automated external defibrillators which are commonly used in cases of cardiac arrest. Anyone may attend and there is no requirement to have undertaken first aid training previously.

AED training is now completed as standard with the Proficiency in Medical First Aid course at no extra cost. 

This four-hour course can be accessed as a stand-alone session or by students who are keen to undertake AED training while taking other short courses with us. Depending on staff availability, the course could also be delivered off site, in the near locality, to a minimum group of six students, if required. 

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How to book

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course:

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5004 

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30

Online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email

Your joining instructions will tell you which campus your training will take place at - please read carefully and take note.


Course information


Formal practical assessment of basic life support skills and use of AED.

Teaching methods

Mixture of theory and practical sessions.

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