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Public CPR Course

£55 + VAT (£66)

The CPR & Defibrillator Course is designed for the general public and covers basic first aid skills for adults as well as first aid in the workplace.

Public CPR Course
On Site Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Course

£395 + VAT (£474)

This Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Course is suitable for those who require a group booking for 4-15 people. Our trainer will come to your venue and deliver AED training on site.

On Site Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Course
Online Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Course

£26 + VAT (£31.20)

This Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Course is suitable for those who wish to learn how to use an AED & provide CPR, but are not able to attend a course at one of our venues.

Online Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Course

CPR Training UK: Essential Skills for Life-saving Moments

The importance of CPR really can’t be underrated. Officially known as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, it is a life-saving skill that everyone should learn. 

There are a huge number of different organisations in the UK that offer CPR training courses so that more people are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to save lives. And choosing the right course for you is important.

If you learn CPR, then you become part of an essential network of people who can help each other, and help save lives. We know that the fatalities caused by cardiac arrest are reduced when attended by a first responder with CPR skills. 

Why are First Aid Courses Important?

CPR is one of the most important first aid skills that everybody should have. As a life-saving technique, it plays an essential role in the chain of survival for those experiencing cardiac arrest or cessation of breathing.

CPR should be administered in very specific emergencies. These include when a person suddenly collapses with no signs of breathing. It takes time for medically trained professionals to arrive on the scene, and CPR can save lives in those vital minutes.  

While calling 999 is crucial, we must be prepared to take action ourselves until help arrives.

When you undertake CPR first aid training you’ll learn to effectively manage life or death situations. This includes performing chest compressions to maintain blood circulation and also instructs on giving rescue breaths, or 'mouth-to-mouth', to provide oxygen to the victim too.

Through CPR certification, we have the opportunity to contribute positively to our community. The more people who learn CPR skills, the more lives are saved in emergency situations. We know that early intervention with CPR will drastically improve the survival rate of cardiac arrest victims.

Not all CPR is created equally. Like so many medical techniques, CPR constantly changes and improves. That’s why it’s important to ensure your CPR training is up to date. That way, you’ll be using the most modern and effective techniques to help people. Regular training also helps to keep up your confidence in using CPR techniques when an emergency situation arises. 

Not sure whether a first aid course is right for you? Like all life skills, this one is better to have than not have. Being properly trained should be seen as a crucial investment in the health of your family, friends, and community members. You will play a vital role in working together with other health professionals to save lives. 

How To Use a Defibrillator

More and more defibrillators are popping up in our local communities as councils realise just how important they are in emergency situations. Commonly known as AEDS, the full name is 

automated external defibrillators (AEDs). These are an essential tool for providing life-saving care if someone has a sudden cardiac arrest. 

But what exactly is a defibrillator? It is a device that is designed to deliver an electric shock to the heart, restoring a normal rhythm and hopefully saving a life. The importance of learning to use an AED is included in CPR training in the UK. This training is offered to individuals, organisations, and workplaces.

Having access to an AED dramatically increases the chances of survival for someone experiencing a cardiac arrest. AEDs are designed for use by anyone, regardless of their level of first aid experience. But of course, you will feel more confident in an emergency situation if you know how to handle one. 

In our courses, we cover everything from the basic operation of a defibrillator to more advanced techniques. Our aim is to ensure that all participants are confident and prepared to handle emergency situations if and when they arise.

During our training, we focus on the following key areas

Our CPR and AED training courses are designed for individuals aged 16 and above and can be tailored to suit any workplace or community setting.

Why Train With Us?

We are proud of the high-quality CPR courses that we offer to all participants. Our certified team will soon ensure you’re CPR-certified too. That’s why when you train with us, you will receive a CPR certificate that is valid for three years. This certification demonstrates the individual's commitment to providing life-saving care in emergency situations and can also be a valuable addition to your CV.

In summary, we strongly believe in the importance of AEDs and CPR training in the UK to save lives and improve the overall well-being of our communities. We encourage everyone to take the initiative, learn how to use a defibrillator, and become proficient in CPR techniques, as you never know when these skills may be needed.

Learning CPR Techniques

There are clear rules and techniques you must follow to provide effective CPR in the UK. These have been put in place to ensure that CPR is as effective as possible. CPR combines chest compressions and rescue breaths, providing oxygen to the brain and keeping the blood circulating when someone experiences cardiac arrest.

We offer different classes for different people, depending on their level of familiarity with CPR or with healthcare settings. 

Our BLS classes are designed for healthcare professionals, nurses, physicians, EMS professionals, and other public safety personnel. We understand the importance of tailoring the course to match the different needs of our students, hence, we offer a variety of course options. These include blended learning and traditional classroom training, all covering the same essential AHA science-based skills and providing a BLS Course Completion Card at the end

So when do you start CPR? First and foremost we must assess the scene for safety and check the person's responsiveness by gently shaking their shoulders and calling out to them. If the person is unresponsive and not breathing or not breathing normally, it's time to begin CPR immediately. If they can be roused or respond in any way then CPR isn’t necessary. 

There are two types of CPR. These are hands-only CPR and standard CPR. 

When performing hands-only CPR, the only focus is on chest compressions. To do this, you kneel beside the victim, place the heel of one hand in the centre of the chest and cover it with the other hand. Interlock the fingers, keeping the arms straight with shoulders directly above the hands. Begin compressing the chest firmly and smoothly at a depth of about 5 cm at a rate of 100–120 compressions per minute.

Standard CPR differs from hands-only CPR because it also includes rescue breaths. 

When using this technique we follow the sequence known as 30:2. After completing 30 chest compressions, we move on to rescue breaths. To provide these breaths, we open the victim's airway by tilting their head back and lifting the chin. Pinch the nose shut, create a seal over the person's mouth with yours, and give two breaths while watching for the chest to rise. Once done, continue alternating between 30 compressions and two breaths until professional help arrives.

There are some cases where there is no need to provide CPR. If you encounter an unconscious person who is breathing, you just place them in the recovery position to prevent airway obstruction and keep them safe until help arrives. 

The recovery position is a particular pose where someone is laid on their side with the arm closest to the ground extended outward and the other arm bent with the hand resting on the opposite cheek. The leg furthest from the ground should be bent at the knee.

Application of First Aid Training

In our CPR training courses in the UK, the main focus is on teaching participants the essential information needed to proficiently perform CPR and handle emergency situations such as choking or cardiac arrest. During our sessions, practical skills take precedence, as understanding the correct response in these situations can be the difference between life and death. You will learn hands-on techniques that will actually help you to save a life. 

First, we teach participants how to assess the situation, including checking responsiveness, calling for an ambulance, and determining if the casualty is breathing normally. Throughout our courses, we aim to build participants' confidence in conducting CPR, which can increase the chances of survival for those who experience cardiac arrest outside of a healthcare setting.

Our CPR courses also cover the importance of using an automated external defibrillator (AED) when the casualty is experiencing a cardiac arrest. We offer hands-on training that enables participants to familiarise themselves with properly attaching and operating an AED, as well as understanding how it delivers an electric shock to help restore a normal heartbeat.

To ensure our participants retain these practical skills, we encourage regular practice through role-playing scenarios and revisiting CPR training materials. In addition to strengthening their knowledge and abilities, honing these life-saving techniques contributes to participants' continuous professional development (CPD).

For ease of learning, we make use of various teaching aids such as tables, bullet points, and bold text, to present information in a clear and concise manner. This allows for greater comprehension of crucial concepts, ensuring that our CPR training is both informative and accessible.

Ultimately, our goal is to cultivate confident and knowledgeable individuals who are equipped to respond effectively in an emergency situation, with the understanding that their acquired skills could save a life.

CPR Courses for Different Age Groups

The ways in which you apply first aid and CPR will differ depending on the age of the victim. Here we will outline the steps you should follow to treat victims in different age groups. 


For adults, we begin by checking for the responsiveness of the victim and immediately calling for medical help. Once these initial checks are made you should start with the following steps

  1. Place the heel of one hand at the centre of the person's chest, then place your other hand on top, interlacing your fingers.
  2. Proceed to perform chest compressions, pressing down firmly and smoothly at least 5–6 cm deep and releasing to allow for chest recoil. Compressions should be at a rate of 100–120 per minute (if possible, follow the rhythm of "Stayin' Alive").
  3. After 30 compressions, open the person's airway by tilting their head back and lifting the chin. If trained and willing, provide rescue breaths by pinching the person's nose and sealing your mouth over theirs before giving two slow breaths.
  4. Continue with sets of 30 compressions and two breaths until help arrives or an automated external defibrillator (AED) becomes available.


Infants have smaller chests than adults, so CPR techniques for infants are different. The principles remain the same but the technique you use needs to be modified. Here's what to keep in mind:

  1. Assess responsiveness and initiate emergency services by calling 999 (if alone, perform CPR for one minute before making the call).
  2. Administer compressions with two fingers at the centre of the chest, pressing down a third of the depth of the chest, and at a rate of at least two compressions per second.
  3. For rescue breathing, cover the infant's mouth and nose with your mouth and provide five initial ventilations, with each lasting for 1 second and allowing visible chest rise.
  4. Continue with sets of 15 compressions and two breaths, cycling between the two until medical help arrives.

As always, participating in a CPR training course is the best way to ensure you are confident and knowledgeable in performing CPR on different age groups.

Topics Covered During CPR Classes

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

‍This refers to the basic life support emergency procedure undertaken to revive someone whose heart has stopped beating, combining artificial ventilation and chest compressions to maintain circulation and oxygenation.

Automated External Defibrillation (AED)

‍AEDs are devices used to administer an electric shock to the heart to restore normal rhythm in the event of cardiac arrest.

Airway Obstruction

‍This is a blockage of the airway which can prevent air from reaching the lungs, typically due to a foreign object, and can be life-threatening if not promptly addressed.

Recovery Position

‍This is a position in which a person can be placed, usually on their side, to keep their airway open and clear, often used for those who are unconscious but breathing.

Identifying Life-threatening Conditions

‍This involves recognising the signs and symptoms indicative of medical emergencies that require immediate attention, such as severe bleeding, difficulty breathing, or chest pain.

Heart Attack

‍This occurs when the blood supply to part of the heart muscle is blocked, typically by a blood clot, causing damage to the heart muscle.


‍A medical condition where the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off, leading to brain damage; rapid recognition and treatment are critical.

Cardiac Arrest

‍This is a severe medical emergency where the heart suddenly stops beating, causing a halt in blood flow to the brain and other vital organs.


‍This occurs when a foreign object, usually food, blocks the airway, preventing proper breathing and requiring immediate intervention to clear the obstruction.

Allergic Reaction—Anaphylaxis

‍Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that can occur rapidly. It is characterised by symptoms such as difficulty breathing, swelling, and a drop in blood pressure. Immediate medical intervention is crucial.

CPR Qualification Overview

We understand the importance of being prepared to respond effectively in critical situations. We are passionate about sharing these skills with others. 

Our CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training courses are designed to equip individuals with the essential skills and knowledge they need to save lives during emergencies. 

Whether you are a healthcare professional, workplace first-aider, or a concerned citizen, our courses are right for you. We are pleased to cater to a wide range of needs and skill levels.

Key Course Features

  1. Certified CPR Instructors: Our courses are led by experienced and certified instructors who have a deep understanding of CPR steps and first aid.
  2. Practical Training: We believe in hands-on learning. Our courses focus on practical skills, ensuring participants gain the confidence to perform CPR correctly when it matters most.
  3. Customised Training: We offer a variety of CPR courses tailored to different audiences, including Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Paediatric CPR.
  4. Flexible Learning Options: CPR Training provides both in-person and online learning options, allowing individuals to choose the format that best suits their schedule and preferences.
  5. Certification: Upon successful completion of our courses, participants receive certification, recognised nationally and internationally, demonstrating their competence in CPR.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation First Aid Course Content

Our CPR training courses cover a comprehensive range of topics, including

Who Should Attend Training Courses?

Our courses are suitable for various professionals and individuals, including

By choosing CPR Training, you are taking a crucial step towards being prepared to respond effectively during cardiac emergencies. Our courses empower individuals with the skills and confidence to make a difference when it matters most.

Please note, learners need a basic command of English (defined as Level 2).

To find out more about our first aid courses or to learn CPR guidelines, contact us today. Your ability to save a life starts with the right training, and we are here to help you every step of the way.

CPR Certification

At CPR Training, we take pride in providing high-quality CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training that equips individuals with life-saving skills. When you complete our training course successfully, you will receive a certification that confirms your competence in CPR techniques and first aid. 

Our certifications are recognised nationally and internationally, making them a valuable addition to your skillset and professional credentials. These are certificates that save lives. 

Have any questions? Please contact a member of our team for further information or if you have any questions.

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