Basic Life Support & Anaphylaxis

The Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis qualification has been designed to provide the knowledge and skills to manage casualties with anaphylaxis.

Anaphylaxis is a potentially life threatening condition and prompt action in its recognition and management is essential to preserve life.

This course provides the underpinning knowledge and appropriate skills to manage casualties and ultimately if required to perform effective basic life support until emergency assistance can arrive.

The qualification is valid for 3 years and is supported by Skills for Health.


  • Unresponsive Casualty - Breathing Normally
  • Unresponsive Casualty - No Normal Breathing
  • Managing Anaphylaxis


Formative Assessment to cover:

  • Review questions during sessions
  • practical observation sessions throughout

Summative Assessment to cover:

  • Management of the unconscious casualty (normal breathing)
  • Management of the unconscious Casualty (no normal breathing)
  • Management of an incident dealing with wounds and bleeding.

Level 2 (QCF) Qualification

Learners who wish to have the QCF Certificate / Qualification are required to undertake a Multiple Choice Question Paper that will have a pass mark of 70%. This is in addition to the above assessment methods, and is a requirement from the awarding body.