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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 4 sections

  1. 1 Basic Life Support for Adults
  2. 2 Treating a Choking Child
  3. 3 Obstructed Airways - Infants
  4. 4 Training and Record Keeping
CPR on a dummy - Basic Life Support Training
Section 1: Basic Life Support in Care - Adults

The first element of Basic Life Support is an initial assessment, known as a Primary Survey. This is a systematic process of approaching a casualty, identifying any hazards, and dealing with an immediate and life-threatening emergency. In this section, we will look at DR ABC - the acronym used in the primary survey, obstructed airways, treating choking adults, and CPR.

Section 2: Basic Life Support in Care - Children

Between the age of 1 and the onset of puberty, the size, and physical and mental abilities of a child varies wildly. You’ll need to use your judgment as to whether they need your help and exactly what they need you to do. This section will look at how to treat a choking child and how to perform CPR on a child (aged between 1 and the onset of puberty).

Section 1: Basic Life Support in Care - Obstructed Infants

An infant is a child aged 1 or younger. If their airway becomes blocked, they’re particularly vulnerable as they can’t communicate the fact that they’re choking, so it’s up to you to make sure that you’re able to spot the warning signs. Our third section will take a look at the steps that you should take if you believe an infant is choking and again, how to perform CPR on an infant. 

Section 1: Basic Life Support in Care - Record Keeping

Our final section will discuss the importance of practical training and the benefit of additional training. As well as the need for confidentiality and a robust system of record keeping. 

About this course

This basic life support training course provides learners with essential life support information and it does not replace practical training. You'll need to complete hands-on basic life support training to be able to physically administer the care too.

Our training can be broken down into 3 basic elements, initial assessment (primary survey), airway maintenance and CPR. The primary survey can be remembered through the acronym DRSABCD (Dr's ABCD).

  • D - Danger - Check it is safe to approach the casualty.
  • R - Response - Is the casualty alert and talking?
  • S - Shout for help.
  • A - Airways - Open their airway if unresponsive.
  • B - Breathing - Look to see if they are breathing normally.
  • C - CPR/circulation - If not breathing, commence CPR, if breathing check for bleeding & put in the recovery position.
  • D - If CPR is needed a defibrillator should be used alongside it if possible.

This course includes information about CPR, the respiratory system, obstructed airways (adults & children), and record-keeping.

This course also equips learners with the essential knowledge needed to administer basic life support in care. Not only can this help save lives, but our training will also help you adhere to Standard 12 of the Care Certificate's Standards and work towards remaining legally compliant.

We also provide 14 other awareness courses that cover the other Care Certificate Standards. ​

You can access our free worksheet that has been designed to accompany our online basic life support training. In each section, there is a box for you to tick when you have watched the relevant slide in our course. You can also take notes that will help you during your practical assessment at work.

This course equips learners with the knowledge that's required to be put into practice in the workplace, whereby they can do the 'practical' part of their training, followed by having the Care Certificate supplied to them by their management as they meet the required standards. These courses provide part of training but practical training is still required to obtain the care certificate.

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The importance of Basic Life Support in Care Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Basic Life Support Training certificate

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Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Basic Life Support in Care Training course concludes with a 15 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Basic Life Support in Care Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Basic Life Support Training certificate

470 real user reviews

4.9 out of 5
Quite educative

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

I really enjoyed it, I have been impacte

It has broaden my knowledge and understanding of basic life support basically with the treatment of chocking and its signs, how to perform CPR for Adult, Children and Infants and Record Keeping.

Very useful for all care workers.

I enjoyed reading and listening to the recordings and helped me answered the questions right. It's a good coause.


Very useful


Course made me recap the basics of day day life saving modules in case of an emergency will waiting for Paramedics


I learned about treating a choking child and it will help handle any such both at home and at my job side medical emergency, used for CPR, obstructed airway for infantb, back blows for infant all this has help increasing my knowledge

Understood about cpr

Leant a lot about rescuing the victim of chocking

very thorough


Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

Our basic life support course will help you comply with the law and adhere to the care sector's rigorous standards.

Basic Life Support in Care is Standard 12 out of 15 standards in the Care Certificate. The Care Certificate is an agreed group of standards that set out what is expected of the job roles in the health and social care sector. It forms part of an induction programme that should be covered if you are 'new to care'. 

The Care Certificate was developed by Skills for Care, Health Education England and Skills for Health. 

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Frequently asked questions

This basic life support course takes just 30 minutes to complete. It's an online refresher course that provides all participants with the essential information on how to administer basic life support in a care setting. This doesn't replace face-to-face practical training.
With iHASCO, you'll receive basic life support certification upon successful completion of your course. This is a printable certificate that includes your personal details, test results, completion date, expiry date, and any relevant accreditations.
Basic life support involves performing life-saving tasks such as rescue breaths and chest compressions to revive an injured or unconscious individual. Our basic life support training covers three main areas. These are the primary survey, airway maintenance, and CPR and includes guidance on how to carry out these tasks safely and efficiently.
Basic life support training is useful for all healthcare providers, but it's compulsory for those who respond in emergencies, e.g. paramedics and community first responders. Our basic life support course is specifically designed for workers in the care sector and helps care providers adhere to Standard 12 in the Care Certificate.