Course Summary:

This is an Ofqual Regulated Qualification and is based on the recommendations of the Resuscitation Council (UK) and Skills for Health Assessment Principles for First Aid Qualifications.

Accreditation: Qualsafe Awards (QCF)

Duration: 3 contact hours delivered over a half day

Location: Larbert for open courses (individual bookings) or clients own premises (group bookings*)

Pre-requisites: Learners must be at least 16 years of age.  The role of a first aider can be physically demanding, candidates are reminded that they must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline

*We can provide a venue if your premises are unsuitable (at an additional cost)

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Individual Price

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Ofqual Regulated Qualification, accredited by Qualsafe Awards
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Group Price

per group 6 – 12


Ofqual Regulated Qualification, accredited by Qualsafe Awards
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Course Description:

The content of this course has been approved by the anaphylaxis campaign.  Over a half day period, Learners will attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to provide basic life support and manage anaphylaxis,  including recognising common triggers, signs and symptoms.  This qualification can be delivered as a standalone course or as a ‘bolt on’ to some other first aid qualifications.  If you booking for a group and would like to include this in your bespoke syllabus, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Our Booking Options?

Which option you should choose when booking your course can be determined by a number of factors.  In general, group courses are most suitable for 6 or more people from the same organisation whereas open courses are designed for individuals.  Group courses require appropriate facilities at your own premises to allow training.

Read our advice on when to choose which option.


This course covers the following topics:

  • Managing an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
  • Managing an unresponsive casualty who is NOT breathing normally
  • Recognising a casualty with anaphylaxis
  • Managing a casualty with anaphylaxis
  • Administering treatment (safely) to a casualty with anaphylaxis

Delivery & Assessment:

This course is delivered over 3.5 contact hours through a combination of theoretical discussion, video, practical instruction and scenario based learning.  A range of informal assessment techniques are used but the trainer throughout the learning process to measure the Learner’s knowledge, skills and understanding.  Learners must attend the whole session to qualify for assessment.

Competency in the necessary life-saving skills is assessed through 3 practical assessments:

  • CPR
  • Management of anaphylaxis
  • Recovery position

On successful completion of this course, Learners will receive an accredited certificate.  This is valid for 1 year and Leaners must retake the assessments before the certificate expiry date in order to remain qualified.


This qualification has been designed for those at work, at home or in voluntary or community activities who may need to provide basic life support and manage anaphylaxis when dealing with an emergency.

There are no formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we recommend that Learners have a basic level of skill in Literacy and Numeracy. Due to the practical nature of the course, Learners should wear appropriate clothing and footwear, e.g. trousers and flat footwear. As part of the registration process, Learners are also required to bring 2 forms of photographic ID with them to the first session.


We aim to make sure all Learners have access to assessment and are given equal opportunities to demonstrate their competence.  Please bear in mind that Learners will need to demonstrate certain practical skills without assistance from a third party.  In some circumstances, it may be possible for reasonable adjustments to be made, however this is always subject to approval by the Awarding Organisation.  Further information about this is documented in our Equal Opportunities and Accessibility policies.