Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

This four hour course aims to teach you the principals of using an AED.

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Who would benefit from the course?

We recommend that if your workplace has an AED, there should be at least one person on each shift who is trained to use it. The primary purpose of this course is to teach you why and when a defibrillator should be used.

Format & duration

You will learn how to safely administer defibrillation as well as some important safety consideration when using a defibrillator. As well as covering the use of an AED, our course covers basic first aid. This is a very beneficial skill to have, as well as being essential in the use of an AED.

Syllabus The course is both theoretical and practical and includes:
sceneAssessing the scene
unconsciousfirst aid to an unconscious casualty
cprAdministering CPR
heart attackHeart attacks
cardiacCardiac arrest
aedFamiliarisation with AED's
operationHow to operate an AED
handoverPatient handover to medical professionals
reportingThe importance of reporting the use of an AED

There will be no formal assessment at the end of this course, however the tutor will carry out a continuous assessment of you performance throughout the course.


On completion of the course you will receive a Medic 1 certificate. The Certificate is valid for six months. After your certificate expires at the end of this period it is recommend that you do another AED course to refresh your knowledge and skills.


During the course Medic 1 will provide light refreshments. If you are travelling away from home to attend our courses we can book accommodation on your behalf. This would incur additional costs and can be arranged within a range of budgets


Investing in your education is a commitment, in terms of finance and your time. We understand that and will do all we can to ensure the learning experience is a good one and represents good value to you. Please contact us for details on group booking discounts.

CPD & getting practice

Medic 1 offer additional bite sized on line modules that allow you to test and maintain your knowledge. It may be possible to offer successful students the opportunity of paid work with our experienced ambulance staff. If this is something you may be interested in, please ask your tutor at the end of the course.

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Interested? Book now to find out your closest venue location and upcoming course dates. If you have any queries or questions you can contact us by emailing or phone us on 01286 669 649.

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