Resuscitation (Basic Life Support) Level 1

Develop an understanding of the importance of resuscitation when dealing with cardiac arrest and what you should do when it happens.


Resuscitation is an important skill to improve the chances of survival when someone has cardiac arrest. This course helps healthcare staff understand what causes cardiac arrest, how to recognise when it is happening and what you can do to help someone. Video and podcasts created with experts have been developed specifically for this course, alongside the use of video from The Red Cross

  • Session 1: Resuscitation Level 1
  • Session 2: Resuscitation Level 1 Assessment

What will learners get out of it

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Survival rates of CPR
  • The causes and signs of cardiac arrest
  • The differences between heart attacks and cardiac arrest
  • What agonal breathing means
  • How to respond appropriately
  • How to summon help
  • How to deliver effective chest compressions

Who is this course for?

Any clinical or non-clinical staff, dependent upon local risk assessment or work context.


Learning progress and test results can be tracked by managers for internal development and learners can keep a certificate of completion for CPD

Accreditations & Endorsements:

Special thanks go to experts including:

  • Alan Howe – Patient Safety, Quality Clinical Skills and Resuscitation Lead
  • Monty Wild – First Aid Trainer, Red Cross
  • Zoe Farley – Paramedic and Nurse Practitioner
  • Special thanks also to the Red Cross for the use of their video in the course

Core Skills Framework

This course meets the requirements of Resuscitation Level 1 of the framework


30-40 mins

Level 1 & 2 Training Bundle

We offer a resuscitation bundle containing level 1, level 2 adults and level 2 paediatrics at a discount to purchasing each course individually. Find out more here.

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