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Basic Life Support (Mandatory)

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Intended audience group: 2, 3

staff members below team leader level or as a refesher for team leader and above who previously attended First Aid at Work.

Intended Audience Group
First Aid & Life Support
Aims and Objectives

This course provides a comprehensive set of practical skills needed by first aiders giving both the ability and knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies. It meets the standards required to help comply with Health and Safety (First aid) regulations.

Note: it is for staff below team leader level or as a refresher who previously attended First Aid at Work.

Skills for Care core mandatory training guidance.

This course is mandatory to meet:

  • CQC KLOEs:
    Safe: S2, S3, S6
    Effective: E1, E2, E7
    Establishments must provide adequate personnel to respond if someone is taken ill or injured at work. It’s the employer’s responsibility to determine how many people need training and to what level
  • Refresher Frequency:
    Provide learning and development opportunities when identifed or required and at least annually.
  • The Resuscitation Council (UK): ‘Frequent “low-dose” training may improve CPR skills compared with conventional training strategies’ noting ‘is widely accepted that skills decay within three to six months
    after initial training’.
  • First aid required refresher frequency:  At least every 3 years to be recognised as competent


Central Bedfordshire
Frequency / Length
Mandatory/ Refresher annual or when required/ 4 hours
Resource / Organisation
Central Bedfordshire Council
Training delivered by:

Learning Central (Central Bedfordshire Council)

Registration is required to access this course and once registration is approved fully funded courses are available to:

Central Bedfordshire Council adult social care staff
Staff of all care and support providers in Central Bedfordshire
Also contracted care providers outside of Central Bedfordshire
Late cancellation and non-attendance fees apply to external providers.

Face to Face
Cost, Funded or Free
Further Booking details