CPR & Automated External Defibrillation (QCF)

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CPR & Automated External Defibrillation (QCF)

Heart and circulatory disease claims around 200,000 lives each year. Many could have been saved if a defibrillator was made available.

Automated External Defibrillators (AED's) are now becoming more common throughout a range of public and work places. A casualty’s survival rate will dramatically increase if an AED is available and if you have appropriately qualified personnel to use it.

This very practical course will enable your learners to use the AED competently and with confidence.

Not only does this course deal with the use of an AED but it also includes vital training in resuscitation and choking procedures.

£500 + VAT
3 hours (0.5 day)
A maximum of 12 riders can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify.
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Who is this course suitable for?

Riding establishments which possess an AED onsite and would like to give riders the confidence and competence to use this AED when required.
This course is suitable for anyone aged 16 or over. 

Course syllabus and assessment

A range of subjects are covered including
  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • AED functions
  • Resuscitation
  • Heart attacks
  • Infection control
  • Defibrillation procedures
  • AED safety


This qualification lasts for 3 years. To renew their qualification after 3 years, delegates will need to retake the full course.

However, it is recommended that, during the 3 year period, delegates attend annual refresher courses.

The course Instructor is responsible for determining whether delegates pass or fail based on practical and oral assessment throughout the course,i.e.by observation and oral questioning,as well as the completion of a multiple-choice question paper at the end of the course.

The Instructor will only award a pass if they believe that delegates have displayed the requisite understanding and competencies at the end of each session throughout the course and successfully completed the question paper.

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Our courses are accredited by major awarding bodies: First Aid Awards & Ofqual

  • First aid Instructors are qualified to the highest standard with experience of using first aid in the equine industry.
  • All instructors have undergone comprehensive training themselves, enabling them to deliver a consistent and up-to-date quality course
  • All our Instructors are DBS checked

Convenient & flexible

Courses are arranged on a day, time and at a location to suit you. The cost and time of travelling are eliminated so yard duties can be tended to during the day.

All courses are bespoke to your riding establishment, with training tailored to meet your needs whether you are a riding club, polo club, hunt club, driving or pony club.


A fantastic First Aid Training Course, certainly the best I have attended over the years. Kay delivered the course with exactly the right amount of fun and seriousness, oh and brought very delicious cakes on the last day too!!!!! I am going to organise a one day First Aid course with Medi K for my liveries, it makes you realise how important it is and would recommend anyone involved with horses on any level to take a Training Course with Kay.

Sarah Britton

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