The HSENI in their Approved Code of Practice state that “If an employer provides any specialist equipment, it is important that employers who are expected to use it are appropriately trained”

This qualification is recommended for any person (as part of their responsibility within the workplace) to respond with an AED, or anyone else who may have access to an AED provided as part of their workplace, sports club, etc.

The topics covered are regarded by the Skills for Health as being important to maintaining good practice in the Safe, Prompt and effective administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation.

  • Basic Life Support Requirements
  • Current AED Guidelines
  • Post Resuscitation Proceedures
  • Troubleshooting & Maintaining an AED
  • Safe Use of an AED

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.