Important Qualification Expiration Reminder

Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance would like to remind all centres that the last date for new registrations for the HABC Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (QCF) will be Thursday 30 June 2016. HABC approved centres will have until 21 July 2016 to complete their programmes (unless special considerations are applied) and apply for learner certificates.

This qualification has been replaced by the HABC Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (RQF), which is supported by both the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Skills for Health. It has also been approved for delivery to pre-16 year olds.

This is a 1-credit qualification, typically delivered over a half-day course (minimum contact time of 4 hours) and contains the following unit:

  • Basic Life Support and Using an Automated External Defibrillator

Please note: while in-depth AED training is not currently a compulsory component of first aid at work and emergency first-aid courses, the HSE welcomes AED training being incorporated into them. This is a stance that HABC supports and we strongly encourage our centres to consider this moving forward. Further information on the HSE welcoming the addition of AED awareness training into first-aid courses is available here.

Build your learners’ confidence in CPR and AED

CPR and AEDWhen it comes to CPR and AED, being on top of your game is not just important in ensuring that your workplace or teaching environment meets legal requirements – it can literally save lives. And yet it’s a subject area that intimidates many.

To help your learners build up their confidence and knowledge of CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillators), Highfield has released a brand new CPR & AED Training Presentation.

Covering key topics such as basic life support techniques, post-resuscitation procedures, AED maintenance and troubleshooting, and safety considerations, the presentation includes trainer notes, thumbnails, hand-outs and a sample lesson plan.

The presentation also complements Highfield’s recently released CPR & AED Handbook, and costs just £175 plus VAT.

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