Basic Life Saving Skills

Course Overview

This short session builds on the skills and knowledge gained during the Lancashire Lifesavers course. This progression course provides learners with the knowledge and basic lifesaving skills needed to effectively assess and treat someone who is not breathing. The skills will include how to conduct the primary survey and deliver cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on an adult, child and baby and how to access and use a defibrillator.

How long is the course?

2.5 hours over one session / week.

What Will I Learn and How Will I be Learning?

Learners will be submitting work via Moodle (Virtual Learning Platform) wherever possible. The completion of learning mats / handouts is another option for those learners who may have difficulty accessing Moodle. These resources can be emailed by the teacher prior to the course or session.

Entry Requirements

In order to attend the course, learners should be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English at Entry Level 3 and above. Learners will also need a basic level of IT skills to be able to access the course and follow online instructions. If training or support is needed please enquire about our free ICT courses.

Learners will need access to a computer, laptop or tablet device with access to the internet.

All devices should have a camera, sound and a microphone so they are able to interact with their teacher and peers during the course.

The course will be delivered online using Microsoft Teams and learners will be sent the join details and links prior to the course. This online platform can be accessed via an app on a tablet or iPad or alternatively via the relevant website:

All learners will need to enrol online prior to any course starting through the online enrolment portal: Direct enrolment links to specific courses will be provided.

Online courses require a maximum of 6 learners in order to run.

What Can I Do Next?

Following completion of this course the following progression option(s) are available:

• Essential First Aid Skills (Live Online Classroom) - 3 sessions of 2.0 hours

Lancashire Adult Learning run other associated and general interest courses – please see the latest course brochure for details. Or contact the Partnership & Recruitment Officer’s for Health & Well-being using the following email address:

If learners require in-depth advice on progression opportunities or guidance on career choices please contact our Information, Advice, Guidance and Careers Advisers on 0333 0031717 or e-mail to iag&

For general information about other courses, contact us on the same number or check out the website

Additional Information

2.5 hours over one session / week.

So the course can start on time, it’s important to be ready to join your online course 15 minutes prior to the official start time.

It would be useful to have a pen and paper so you can make notes throughout the course

* If learners are physically able to, there is an opportunity to practise CPR during this session which will involve kneeling on the floor. Learners must let the teacher know if they are unable to participate in the practical activities.

A large cushion or firm pillow will be required for practising the adult CPR techniques.

If learners have a doll or teddy these can used instead of a manikin when practising the correct techniques for children and babies. The teacher will guide and assess learners during these activities.

Learners are asked to wear appropriate clothing when participating in the practical floor activities.

The Additional Learning Support Team work across college supporting students with a variety of learning needs in different ways. Support can be requested at enrolment or at any point throughout your course. For more information telephone 0333 0031717 or email

For more information on booking onto a course, telephone 0333 0031717

It would be useful to have a pen and paper so learners can make notes throughout the course.

What happens next

Once you’ve enrolled onto an online course, your tutor will get in touch with you ahead of your course start date to discuss how to access your online programme and will provide support with this process, where required.


Please note that our courses are eligible for adults aged 19+ who live in Lancashire. Find out more here.

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