Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) Training

Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) Training

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Learn how to use Automatic External Defibrillators and why early use is key.

Did you know, all our physical first aid classroom courses include safe AED training. If you cannot attend one of our practical classroom dates, or just want a refresher course, please choose from one of our online courses below.

This course can also be delivered on site at a reduced group fee (subject to our risk assessment)

About this course

This Basic Life support and AED course is suitable for anyone over the age of 14. The training style is engaging, interactive and fun. It provides opportunity to practice with the manikins and discuss different scenarios and how to respond.

This course is delivered in an informal style that can also cater to meet individual needs. For specified subjects not outlined in the core syllabus please send us your requests and we will advise on how these can be included. Details on our Pick n Mix page.

If you are between the ages of 10 and 16 years old, we also recommend our FREE online student first aid course. If you already have some first aid knowledge this course also serves as an ideal annual refresher course

If you have recently acquired an Automated External Defibrillation (AED) the manufacturer will normally include at least one training session. If you would like to purchase one for your community, place of work or school we recommend The Oliver King Foundation, whom we are proud to support. Mark King delivers every single defibrillator in person along with a presentation and certification also ensuring staff are 100% satisfied with the training.

This course Includes current guidelines on infection prevention and first aid safety in relation to the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. Coronavirus 2 (SARS–CoV–2). We are proud to operate a socially distanced training environment in the classroom. Every learner has sole use of an adult, child and infant manikin for full the duration of the training.

The Bridge First Aid meets all criteria and principles of assessment for first aid qualifications set out by the HSE and The First Aid at Work (First Aid) regulations 1981 and subsequent changes. All first aid courses follow latest UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines.

This course can be delivered in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Norfolk, Essex. Contact us for bespoke requests.


Community Volunteers
School Groups

Course topics

Initial Safety and Care
Fears of First Aid
Asking Permission to Help
Scene Safety
Chain of Survival
Adult, Child, Infant CPR
Adult CPR Hand Over
Compression-Only CPR
Safe Automated External Defibrillation (AED) use Adults, and children
Choking, Adults, Children and Infants
Serious Bleeding
Types of shock


Assessment takes the form of continuous observation by the trainer. We do not want you to be daunted by this prospect. It is our job to ensure you understand and retain the knowledge you are being assessed on. This is what we do best.


Students will receive a wall mount certificate of completion which specifies the core learning objectives

Additional information

Accessibility: Please contact us in advance if you have any accessibility questions or requirements.

On the day: Important Information 

If you or anyone in your household has any symptoms of the Coronavirus disease, please do not come to the training. Instead, stay at home and follow the advice on the NHS website

Call us on 07880 542663 if you need to postpone and we will arrange an alternative classroom date.

We have worked hard to make sure you feel comfortable and enjoy the course despite social distancing and new non-contact ways to teach.

What to expect and how to prepare for your classroom training:

  • On arrival, you will be allocated your own manikins, and given a goodie pack with everything you need for the course.
  • You may wish to bring a notebook for any additional notes.
  • Do wear comfortable clothing as this course has an element of physical/ practical activity.
  • If it is suitable weather and the learners are all in agreement, some of the training may take place outdoors.
  • If appropriate, we encourage you could check the status of your current work first aid kit and your accident report forms before the course as it might be useful for comparison. If this is not applicable to your circumstances, please do not worry, we will go through this during the course.

If you are running late or have any issues on day of the course, please contact your trainer. You will be notified of their name and mobile number by email prior to the training.


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Jonas Thursby
Jonas Thursby
12:23 04 Jan 21
A very informative yet enjoyable course. The course was very well delivered and a great confidence builder. Would highly recommend.
Sharna Louise McNally
Sharna Louise McNally
17:32 03 Jan 21
I thoroughly enjoyed this first aid course. Jenny made the day really engaging and interesting in this strange covid time. Would recommend!
Michael Harrison
Michael Harrison
11:05 18 Oct 20
Can I just say that this first aid course was the best ever first aid course that I have ever attended. Normally I get ever bored with any courses but I really injoyed this one . top marks to you the bridge first aid 👌
James Lawless
James Lawless
21:23 14 Oct 20
I attended the blended 16hr course to obtain my Outdoor First aid certificate. Jenny’s style is engaging and underpinned by her own real-world experience which I found both reassuring and engaging. She was able to dispense advice using first-hand accounts as well as delivering what the course syllabus requires for the qualification. The blended part of the course was useful as I was able to listen to other experiences from people who were in the practical session renewing qualifications that weren’t necessarily outdoor related. I would definitely recommend Jenny.
Mel Campany
Mel Campany
16:20 14 Oct 20
Jenny has been delivering outstanding first aid training to my nursery for many years now. The bridge first aid educates the staff with a blended online and in classroom learning. Jenny’s understanding a passion for teaching others these lifesaving skills really inspires each one of her learners.We highly recommend The Bridge, thank you Jenny!
Anselm Priest
Anselm Priest
09:09 06 Oct 20
Attended the 2 day mental health first aid course. Really insightful and important during this current time. Highly Recommended!
Haverhill Gateway
Haverhill Gateway
15:17 15 Jul 20
A very thoughtful, practical and enjoyable course, delivered in a friendly manner. Jenny had adapted course well to fulfill social distancing requirements.
Andy Paterson
Andy Paterson
21:16 23 Feb 20
Jenny came to Howlies today and delivered an amazing course, very enjoyable and relaxed tutoring and she instantly made the group feel welcome and want to participate. Her knowledge and resources were brilliant and she encouraged questions at any time. Very much recommend Jenny and the bridge 😊
Jodie Greenfield
Jodie Greenfield
18:23 23 Feb 20
I found this course really informative and helpful. The instructor was very friendly and down to earth. It was very practical so will be easy to make use of it in my dogwalking business.
gary alexander
gary alexander
16:45 09 Feb 20
If you want a course that will give you the confidence to act in emergency this is for you. Not only will Jenny give you the tools to deal with a first aid situation, but most importantly for everyone, the determination to try. Gary
Gillian Bradley
Gillian Bradley
22:49 16 Sep 19
I thoroughly enjoyed this first aid course. Jenny made the day really interesting and engaging and gave us all lots to think about. I loved how relaxed and approachable Jenny was, throughout the day and how she included relevance to horses and dogs! too! All really useful and incredibly valuable information relevant to my work. A really interesting day which I can highly recommend. Thank you so much.
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Furlong Way, Highfields Caldecote, Cambridge CB23 7ZH. As you head up Furlong way to will see two large iron gates on your right, this is the entrance.

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