Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) Training

Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) Training


This 3 hour course covers basic life support and safe AED training for adults, children and infants. Popular with new parents and community groups. Restrictions caused by the current pandemic means publicly available or ‘open’ classroom dates for individuals booking this course are on hold for a little while.

  • Cost includes VAT, manual, certificate, and full access to our extensive resource library.
  • If you are booking on behalf of someone else you will need their full name and a correspondence e mail address to register
  • Return clients or groups please contact us for your discount code prior to check out
  • Venue  location map below 

This course can also be delivered on site 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, Children and Infants
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.


Venue Details

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