CPR Awareness

CPR Awareness Training
£25 +VAT

This online CPR Awareness Training course will give you an awareness of how to recognise when someone needs CPR and how to administer it. It is strongly recommended that everyone has a basic understanding of how to give CPR during a medical emergency. Approximately, less than 1 in 10 people survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the UK. Knowing how to carry out CPR during a cardiac arrest may save someone’s life.

Throughout this course, you will learn when someone needs CPR, how to administer it to adults, children, and infants, how to use a defibrillator (AED), how to put someone into the recovery position, and what infection prevention measures need to be considered. These topics are presented through a combination of text, illustrations, and videos, giving you an awareness of CPR, or refreshing your existing knowledge. This will help you to safely and confidently administer CPR if you are in a situation where someone needs it.

Note that this online training course gives you an awareness of CPR, but it does not make you a qualified first aider. To become a qualified first aider, you would need to have attended competency-based, practical training.
  • Developed by qualified first aid professionals
  • Accredited by CPD and IIRSM
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 1 - 2 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

Who should take this course?

This CPR Awareness training course is suitable for anyone who wants an understanding of how to carry out CPR, as well as those who want to refresh their existing knowledge. You don’t need to have any previous qualifications or an understanding of CPR to take this course as the basics, including who can give certain types of CPR and how to recognise when it needs to be given, are introduced and explained.

This course is designed to help ensure as many people as possible have an awareness level of how to recognise when someone needs CPR and how to administer it. If someone isn’t breathing normally, CPR needs to be administered immediately to increase the person’s chance of survival. It’s unlikely that medical professionals will be nearby when someone has a cardiac arrest, and so this course is intended to help people give CPR to their family, friends, colleagues, or members of the public during this type of emergency.

Does This Course Allow Me to Become a Qualified First-Aider?

This course does not make you a qualified first aider. It is designed to provide an awareness level of understanding and may be taken to introduce CPR as a life-saving procedure, or as a refresher course to maintain knowledge.

If you are looking for training to become a qualified first aider, you must receive practical training. Guidance on choosing a provider for this can be found online: www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/geis3.htm


CPD Approved
IIRSM Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Additionally, this course has been independently recognised by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management as meeting the standards of its Training Approval Scheme.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 1 year. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

Skills for Health Quality Mark Digital

High Speed Training was the very first training provider to be awarded the prestigious Skills for Health Quality Mark Digital. Skills for Health is the UK’s Sector Skills Council for Health, responsible for informing national policy, maintaining the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and championing the entire UK healthcare workforce.

The Skills for Health Quality Mark Digital demonstrates exceptional, quality assured learning and development. Meaning that our training processes have met rigorous quality assurance assessment and nationally recognised expectations of the UK health sector.

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Course content

1Introduction to CPR

What is CPR?, who can give CPR?, recognising a medical emergency, seeking medical assistance, and the primary survey.

2Administering CPR

Considerations before giving CPR, administering hands-only CPR to adults, administering CPR with rescue breaths to adults, administering CPR to children, administering CPR to infants, when to stop giving CPR, defibrillators (AEDs), the recovery position for adults and children, the recovery position for infants, the jaw thrust technique, considerations after giving CPR, and support after giving CPR.

3Infection Prevention & Control

The importance of infection prevention, hand hygiene, and the handwashing procedure.

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Aims of the course

By the end of this course, you will understand:

  • How to protect your own health and safety when responding to a casualty, and how to carry out the primary survey.
  • When to administer CPR to a casualty, including in cases of cardiac arrest.
  • How to administer CPR to adults.
  • How to administer CPR to children.
  • How to administer CPR to infants.
  • How to use defibrillators (AEDs).
  • How to put casualties into the recovery position.
  • The importance of infection prevention.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass, don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

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