Basic Life Support and Use of a Defibrillator – 4 hours

This qualification is designed for an individual to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) confidently and competently.

Who is it for?

This course is great for people who have access to a AED but have not been trained to use it. The course covers how to keep yourself and others safe while you use the AED, how to assess the casualty’s first aid needs as well as how to use an AED. We use training AEDs that are safe but very realistic to give candidates the confidence to make a real difference. 

You might also like to consider the Emergency First Aid at Work – 6 hours is only slightly longer, covers AEDs and gives you a wider range of first aid skills. 


Don’t forget to use the online booking discounts at the checkout!

10% off for one place, the code is: onebooking
15% off for two places, the code is: twobookings
20% off for three or more places. the cod is: threebookings
If you want to be invoiced just use this code at the check out: invoiceus

How do I choose the right first aid course?

If you are an employer or manager your risk assessment should help to indicate what is the most suitable first aid course for your level of risk.

Health & Safety Executive (HSE) produce clear and straightforward advice. Look at these links

And this great free download from HSE

Still not sure? Contact us and we can work with you to find the right course.

How do I know that Highland First Aid is offering appropriate first aid training?

It’s important to check the training you need meets the requirements of ‘due diligence’ that employers have to carry out before selecting a course. At Highland First Aid we have made that easy:

The qualifications we offer are accredited by Scottish Qualification Authority

    • So our courses are externally verified for compliance and quality
    • Our trainers are all qualified
    • Our trainers all have Advanced First Aid qualifications
    • Trainers carry out regular professional development and first aid refresher.
    • We work with ITC First to provide another layer of verification, observations and professional development

You can find more advice in HSE’s information sheet GEIS3 Selecting a first-aid training provider: A guide for employers (


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