Lancashire Lifesavers

Course Overview

Lancashire Adult Learning (LAL) are working in partnership with North West Ambulance Service, BBC Radio Lancashire and Lancashire County Council to provide free training as part of the #LancashireLifesaver Campaign. The aim is to train as many people as possible in essential lifesaving skills across the county. This short session is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed if someone suffers a heart attack or a cardiac arrest. The skills will include how to deliver cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on an adult, and how to access and use a defibrillator. Progression is an option but not expected upon completion of this aim.

What Will I Learn and How Will I be Learning?

Learners will be completing a learning mat to evidence progression. This can be emailed by the teacher prior to the 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 colleges 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 opportunities are available:

• Basic Lifesaving Skills (Live Online Classroom) - 1 session of 2.5 hours, followed by

• 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. Alternatively 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 number above, or on the College Website

Additional Information

How long is the course?

1.5 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 firm cushion or pillow will be required. This will be used instead of a manikin when practising the correct technique for CPR at home so the teacher can guide and assess learners on this topic.

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


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

Your browser does not support HTML 5 Canvas.