Highfield Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator

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The objective of this qualification is to allow learners to develop their knowledge and skills in basic life support to meet the needs of their role in work, or another setting, and allows progression into further first aid training. It is recommended for first-aiders in the workplace environment who have access to a defibrillator.

Learners gaining this qualification will know that cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation form an essential part of the chain of survival. The topics covered are regarded by Skills for Health as being important in maintaining good practice in the safe, prompt and effective administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation. The qualification means learners should be able to safely and effectively use an automated external defibrillation machine.

In line with industry guidance, after 3 years it is recommended that they sit the course again.

How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?

This qualification is usually obtained by taking a 3-day classroom-based course with contact hours of 18.

How is the qualification assessed?

This qualification is assessed by the following two methods:

  1. Practical assessment – Learners must demonstrate the practical first aid skills, as indicated within the Highfield assessment paperwork.


  1. Theory assessment – Learners must answer a series of multiple-choice questions as outlined within the Highfield assessment paperwork.

What next?

Individuals achieving this qualification can progress onto: