Tel: 0300 369 0350

South Western Ambulance Service First Aid Training

Basic Life Support

The Basic Life Support training course teaches essential life saving skills, including the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) device. It is suitable if you are looking to update your skills or are wanting to learn how to save a life.

Who should attend?

Anyone including Healthcare Providers who are either complete novices in basic life support, or for those who need their skills updating.

What will you learn?

  • CPR (adult)
  • Safe operation of an AED
  • Recovery position
  • Management of choking.

Course duration

2 and a half hours.

Course numbers

Up to 12 people.

For group bookings, a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 12.

Location, Booking & Dates

We have a series of planned courses across the South West or 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 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 


£425 per course.

Please note we do not charge VAT. 

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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