CPR Awareness

CPD Approved IIRSM Approved
CPR Awareness Training
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  • 100% online training

  • Start when you like

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • 1 learner per course

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£26 +VAT

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

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.
This course was last audited on: 10th Feb 2023
  • 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
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day

What you'll learn

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.

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

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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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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.

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.

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If your delivery address is in the UK, we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address once you’ve completed your course. Although we try to deliver your certificates as soon as possible, please allow 3-4 working days for delivery.

Don’t want to wait? You can instantly download your digital certificate as a PDF after course completion.

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Our friendly customer support team is happy to help at any stage of your training. Call us on 0333 006 7000 or contact support@highspeedtraining.co.uk, and we’ll do our best to answer any questions you may have. 

Additionally, have you seen our help page? It’s full of useful information to help guide you through your training experience.