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Basic life support and anaphylaxis qualification (level 2)

This qualification has been designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to manage casualties with anaphylaxis.

This course provides the underpinning knowledge and appropriate skills to manage casualties and, if required, to perform effective basic life support until emergency assistance can arrive.

Duration: 3 hours

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone who requires a first aid qualification that covers additional training for the management of anaphylaxis.

For example:

  • Outdoor instructors and leaders, eg hill walking, kayaking, rock climbing, running, etc
  • Cadet force, Scout and Guide leaders, plus Duke of Edinburgh Award learners and assessors
  • Child carers and care home staff
  • Medical practice staff
  • Teachers and teaching assistants

What are the outcomes?

On completion of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
  • Manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
  • Recognise a casualty with anaphylaxis
  • Manage a casualty with anaphylaxis
  • Administer treatment to a casualty suffering from anaphylaxis, including summoning appropriate emergency assistance
  • Prepare appropriate medication for administration during anaphylaxis treatment Identify key features of various adrenaline auto-injectors
  • Demonstrate the safe use of an adrenaline auto-injector using a training device
  • State how to safely dispose of sharps

Additional information

Practical and written assessments will be included in this course and must be completed in order to gain certification from the Association of First Aiders (AoFA).

This course can be delivered in-house if required.

For further details or to book this course, please contact us via our online form, call our team on 01432 383500 or email You may also search for upcoming open courses on CPD Online.