AED Training

(Auto External Defibrillation Training)

AED Training Level 2 (Automated External Defibrillation)

What is AED Training?

This accredited qualification provides learners with skills to further their first aid training with AED Training. It is recommended for first aiders in the workplace environment who have access to a defibrillator.

Those gaining this qualification will know that cardiopulmonary resuscitation and AED Training form an essential part of the chain of survival.

The recommended course duration is 1 day with a minimum of 6 contact hours.

The topics covered by this AED Training qualification 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.

All successful students will be issued with a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and AED Training Certificate.

This qualification is currently assessed by a practical demonstration of competence in addition to a Multiple Choice Examination (MCE) or oral/written questioning. To purchase registrations for the MCE option please select the Order Packs link below. To purchase registrations for the oral/written questioning please select the Register Learners link below.


“How long will it take me to achieve this AED Training qualification?”

This is a 1 credit qualification, with a guided learning hour’s value of 6 and it has a minimum contact time of 6 hours, which is typically delivered via a 1-day course.


“How is the AED Training qualification assessed?”

Learners must undertake a practical assessment of their competence along with a short open response knowledge assessment, where learners are required to provide a short response to a prescribed series of questions.


“What next?”

In line with industry guidance, the qualification supports learners with the safe and effective use of an automated external defibrillation machine for a period of 3 years, after which point it is recommended that learners resit the course. Individuals achieving this qualification may wish to undertake further First Aid qualifications including:


• HABC Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF)
• HABC Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF).