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Basic Life Support – for Health and Social Care guides you through everything you need to know to save a life. With content based on the latest Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines, this online course equips you with the knowledge and skills to quickly and confidently act in an emergency situation. 

Who is this course for?

Basic Life Support – for Health and Social Care is designed for professionals working in health, education or social care and for those who are responsible for the safety of others. However, it is an essential training course for all; you never know when you may need to save a life.  

What will you get from this course?

Upon course completion, you will be armed with the knowledge to help save a life in an emergency before emergency services arrive on the scene. You’ll be able to detect the symptoms of heart attack and cardiac arrest and act accordingly, know what to do if someone is choking and calmly use an Automatic External Defibrillator. 

When you have completed this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify the signs of heart attack 
  • Recognise and act when a person is choking or suffering from cardiac arrest  
  • Know when and how to put a person into the recovery position 
  • Understand the different techniques used for adult CPR vs child CPR  
  • Perform chest compressions and give rescue breaths 
  • Use an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
Course features 
  • Multimedia content for an engaging study programme
  • Guidance and videos provided by St John Ambulance 
  • Interactive quizzes to test your knowledge throughout


  • Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Child and Infant Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Using an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Choking 


This course has been accredited by Online Academies. On successful completion of this course you will be able to download or print off a PDF of your Online Academies Certificate (please note: you will also be given the opportunity to have a hard copy of the certificate printed off and posted out to you for a small additional charge). If you would like to view a sample of the certificate, please click here.

On completion of your course you will also be able to have your certificate endorsed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service for recognised CPD Hours.

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation of our courses.



At the conclusion of each module there is a multiple choice question assessment. This will help you remember the main points of the lesson and act as a check that you have retained the essential knowledge and understanding of that particular section. The results can be seen instantaneously and you can correct wrong answers. When the result is satisfactory you can progress to the next module.

Course Outcomes

Once you have successfully completed all the modules for your course you will be awarded:

A Diploma issued by Online Academies


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