Immediate Life Support (ILS Training) Level 3 Vocational Training Qualification (VTQ)

Immediate Life Support (ILS Training) Level 3 Vocational Training Qualification (VTQ)

Identify the causes and promote the prevention of cardiopulmonary arrest


This course is designed to meet the requirements of ILS courses laid down by UK Resus Council guidelines and is certified by ProTrainings.  This CPD course meets the criteria for the General Dental Council’s development outcomes.

This course includes a comprehensive manual

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About this course

This course includes the latest CPR and Coronavirus recommendations.

The aim is to train healthcare personnel in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, simple airway management and safe defibrillation, enabling them to manage patients in cardiac arrest until the arrival of a cardiac arrest team and to participate as members of that team. The course is run over one day and consists of lectures and practical sessions.

Our Basic Life Support courses have been designed to meet all the required learning outcomes and are aligned to the Skills for Health UK Core Skills Training Framework or UK-CSTF.  This includes both level 2 adult and paediatric patient care.  The course is also Skills for Care Endorsed and follows the requirements set out in the Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines for adult and Paediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) basic life support (BLS).

The course looks at how to identify the causes and promote the prevention of cardiopulmonary arrest. Recognise and treat the deteriorating patient using the ABCDE approach and undertake the skills of quality CPR and defibrillation.  It also covers simple airway manoeuvres and utilises non-technical skills to facilitate initial leadership and effective team membership

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2021 as per the HSE requirements. The latest updates will be available to current students even after you pass the course.

To make sure you really learn and retain the information, test questions are randomised. A video review following the final assessment is customised to support a thorough understanding of each topic

  • Front-row seat in the class
  • No PowerPoint based slides
  • Detailed bite sized video-based training with demonstrations
  • Subtitles for “sound off” viewing
  • Optional concise text lesson summary with key learning points accompanying each clip
  • Comprehensive manual and posters, and current regulatory guidelines updates
  • Access videos for up to 8 months after purchase
  • Certified CPD evidence-based learning statement and certificate upon successful completion
  • Includes recent guidelines on infection prevention with the outbreak of Severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARSCoV2)



Medical professionals
First Aiders
Doctors – Hospital
Doctors – Community
Medical students
Nurses – Hospital
Nurses – Community
Nursing students
Cardiac Technicians
Occupational Therapists
Resuscitation Training Officers
Dental Nurses
Ambulance Technicians / Paramedics
Fire Service Technicians
Police Officers
Prison Officers
Air Stewards

Course topics

Learning Content in This ILS and AED Training Course
Go above and beyond BLS training with this Immediate Life Support (ILS) Course, learning much more about the Human Body.

The aim of this ILS and AED course is to:
Understand basic life support requirements
Be able to demonstrate basic life support techniques and AED use in line with current national guidelines
Be able to demonstrate post-resuscitation procedures
be able to carry out basic user maintenance and troubleshoot problems with an AED
Understand the safe use of an AED
Understand medical emergencies
This course includes the latest CPR and Coronavirus recommendations.

Immediate Life Support (ILS)- Healthcare
95 videos, 5 hours and 44 minutes
Course Content
• Course Introduction
o Course introduction
• Initial Care and PPE
o Pre-shift checks
o Privacy and Dignity
o Chain of communication
o When communication breaks down
o Chain of infection and universal precautions
o How to use gloves
o Scene safety
o Primary Survey
o Chain of Survival
o Respiration and Breathing
o Taking the temperature - medical settings
o Pulse Points
o Blood pressure
o Recovery Position
o Infant Recovery Position
• The deteriorating patient and NEWS2
o National Early Warning Score - NEWS2
o NEWS2 Escalation
• ABCDE Approach
o Introduction to the ABCDE Approach
o ABCDE Approach to Patient Care
• Heart Rhythms
o How The Heart Works
o Atrial Fibrillation
o Bradycardia
o Non shockable rhythms
o Pulseless Ventricular Tachycardia
o Stable angina
• Airway Management
o Managing the airway
o Oropharyngeal airways (OP Airways)
o Nasopharyngeal airways (NP Airways)
o I-gel Airways
o Postural Drainage
o Suction Overview
o Using a suction unit
o Electric suction units
o Manual suction units
• ECG's
o Preparation of a 12 lead diagnostic ECG
o Applying an ECG
o Removing an ECG
• Pulse Oximetry
o Pulse and pulse oximetry in the medical sector
• Drugs and Medications
o Angina and GTN sprays
• CPR - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
o First Aid vs BLS Healthcare Professionals
o When to call for assistance
o Advanced CPR Overview
o CPR Introduction
o Bag Valve Masks
o Pocket Mask - Advanced
o CPR Breaths
o Compression only CPR
o CPR Seizures and agonal gasps
o Using an AED
o AED Pad Placement
o CPR Cycle - 1 person
o Effective CPR
o Improving compressions
o The Precordial thump
o Improving breaths
o The hospital resuscitation team
o Post CPR
o Paediatric CPR overview
o Child CPR for Healthcare Professionals
o Infant CPR practical (first aid guidelines)
o Infant CPR for Health Professionals
o Thumb use infant CPR
o Newborn CPR for BLS Healthcare Professionals
o CPR and Coronavirus
• Defibrillation
o AED Overview
o Using an AED
o Manual defibrilation
• Oxygen
o When Oxygen is Used
o Hazards of using oxygen
o Contra Indications Of Oxygen
o Hypoxia
o Storage Of Oxygen
o Transport of Cylinders
o Standard oxygen cylinder
o PIN INDEX cylinder
o Oxygen Regulators
o BOC Oxygen Kit
o How long does an Oxygen cylinder last?
o Oxygen Giving Set
o Venturi Mask
o Non Rebreather mask
o Nasal Cannula
• CPR Scenarios
o BLS Scenario
o Advanced Life Support Scenario
o Real time CPR Scenario
• DNR's and When to Stop Resuscitation
o Deciding when to stop resuscitation
o Advanced Decision and DNR CPR in Basic Life Support
• Choking
o Choking overview
o Adult choking overview
o Adult choking
o Child choking
o Infant choking
• ILS Summary
o Course summary


Watch the video lessons at your own pace and answer the incremental multiple-choice questions throughout the course. When you have completed all the lessons, you will be directed to the final assessment. Students must score at least 80% to pass.


This course follows the latest UK and ERC guidance for those professionals with a duty to respond in an emergency.
The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and comes with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

Additional information

  • Follows UK & ERC guidelines
  • Endorsed by Skills for Care & TQUK
  • 7.0 hrs CPD
  • Instant printable wall certificate
  • 24/7 on-demand video
  • Access on mobile
  • Weekly refresher video
  • Expiration reminder
  • Student manual


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