AED (Automated External Defibrillation)

This 4 hour course aims to teach the essential skills required by an AED operator and gives students the confidence to know what to do in the event of someone suffering a Sudden Cardiac Arrest. No previous first aid knowledge is necessary to attend an AED course.

What are and why do we need AED’s?

Sudden Cardiac Arrest kills approximately 10,000 people in the UK every year!

If someone suffers a cardiac arrest, it is normally because the hearts electrical impulses have been disrupted. This normally results in the heart going into ‘Ventricular Fibrillation’ (VF), an un-coordinated quiver. Failure to correct this quiver means the heart is unable to pump blood effectively and death will occur within minutes, if left untreated.

The AED delivers a controlled electric shock through the heart to stop the quivering and restore normal rhythm. The AED is a safe, reliable and simple computerised device that can be used by non medically qualified personnel, eg first aiders, who with a small amount of training can safely deliver this life saving shock


4 hours

Who should attend this course?

This 4 hour course is suitable for anyone who may be required to use an AED.

AED training is particularly suited to first aid qualified personnel, but may be attended as a stand alone course by anyone, subject to them attaining a level of competence in Basic Life Saving Skills.

Note: No formal medical background is required for the safe operation of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on a casualty suffering a cardiac arrest.

Course Content

  • Basic Life Support & CPR
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty
  • Heart conditions
  • Safe use of the AED
  • Practice and assessment on the AED
  • All training will be carried out using AED training units, ensuring students are familiar and competent to use an AED.

Your candidates will also receive:

  • Training manual
  • Certification valid for 12 months

Where and when we run our courses:

Open Courses

We currently run open courses throughout the South East and London, click here to see course dates and locations.

In-house Courses

We can run in-house courses at your location anywhere in the UK or overseas, we currently run courses in Malta & Romania for clients. Training can take place 24/7, we do not charge a premium for weekend or out of hours training, if you want to book a course, check availability or have any further questions, please call, email or click here to contact us.


Train2Protect currently provides a range of First Aid courses including: First aid at Work, First aid at Work Refresher, Emergency First Aid at Work, Paediatric First Aid, Automated External Defibrillation (AED), Family First Aid and First Aid Awareness in Rochester, Medway, Kent, London and throughout the South East.

How much will the course cost?

Cost per Candidate: £65 + VAT. (discounts available on pre paid bulk bookings and for Charities)

Cost per Group – In-house course (max 6 persons) £350 + VAT (to book in house courses please contact us)

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