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South Western Ambulance Service First Aid Training

Defibrillator Competency

Not sure if you would be able to use your Automated External Defibrillator (AED)? This course will provide you with the confidence and knowledge to recognise cardiorespiratory arrest, summon help, start CPR and attempt defibrillation, using an AED with the minimum of delay.

Who should attend?

Healthcare Professionals and organisations where there is a requirement to be competent in the use of an AED.

What will you learn?

Our course is designed to meet the quality standards for cardiopulmonary resuscitation practice and training in primary care (Resuscitation Council UK).

  • CPR (adult)
  • Recovery position
  • Getting to know your AED (any type)
  • Safe operation of the AED
  • Scenarios.

You will be assessed on your ability to carry out CPR and use your AED.

Course duration

4 hours, including assessment.

Course numbers

Minimum of 4 and up to 12 people.

Location, Booking & Dates

This course can be held at a location of your choice. However, we would request a quiet space for training. Alternatively, we are happy to host the course in one of our locations.To find out available dates and to book a course, please call the First Aid Training Team on 0300 369 0350 or email 

When you purchase one of our AED courses we offer post event support within the first year of completing your course. So if you use your AED, we will come and support you and discuss any questions that you may have. 


£425 per course.

Please contact us for group booking rates.

Please note we do not charge VAT. 

Purchase an AED device

When you purchase any of our defibrillator courses, you also have the opportunity to purchase an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) at a special discounted price. Please follow the link for more information. When you purchase an AED from us we offer a free set up of the AED and should you use it within the first year of completing your course, we will replace the pads free of charge.  

Why choose us? 

As an emergency service we have a very unique offering, we understand how to deliver CPR in a real emergency. You will learn from qualified instructors who all come from an emergency service or clinical background. Our courses are on the OFQUAL framework and we are proud that the money generated from our courses gets invested back into South Western Ambulance Service. 

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