Advanced Life Support RC (UK)

ALS is Resuscitation Council UK’s longest running course and has been used to train healthcare professionals for over 25 years. We have used our evidence-based Guidelines to create an ALS programme that targets key areas of resuscitation and will help build the confidence needed to take the lead in an emergency.

Over two days, you’ll enhance your practical skills with simulations and workshops, and broaden your understanding of ALS with lectures and skill stations.

During the course, you will develop the knowledge and skills required to:

  • Recognise and manage the deteriorating patient using a structured ABCDE approach;
  • Deliver standardised CPR in adults;
  • Manage a cardiac arrest by working with a multidisciplinary team in an emergency situation;
  • Become an effective and confident team member and leader by utilising non-technical skills.

Who is the course for?

The ALS provider course is designed for healthcare professionals who need skills in Advanced Life Support as part of their clinical duties, as well as those who teach these skills on a regular basis. This includes doctors, paramedics and nurses working in acute care areas (e.g. ED, CCU, ICU, HDU, operating theatres, acute medical admissions units) or on resuscitation/medical emergency/Critical Care Outreach teams.

All applicants must hold a professional healthcare qualification or be in training for a professional healthcare qualification. Medical students in their final year of training can be accepted as Candidates if this is an established local arrangement.

Course Structure and Program.

This is a two day face-to-face course, and it will take place in a Resuscitation Council UK Course Centre.

All of our Course Centres are approved and certified by Resuscitation Council UK. Courses are run by dedicated and qualified Instructors, who have taken an RCUK Instructor course to guarantee that our courses are uniform and the content remains the same across our Course Centres.

Pre course preparation:

Before your course, you will be registered on our Learning Management System (LMS). Here, you can access course modules and a pre-course multiple choice question (MCQ) paper.

You will receive your course manual one month before the course. Candidates are expected to read the manual in preparation for the course and submit a completed pre-course MCQ paper before the course begins.


Over the two days, you will take part in lectures, interactive workshops, skill stations and cardiac arrest simulations (CASTeach).

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Assessment and certification:

During the course, Candidates will be continuously assessed based on their performance in clinical simulations. You will be expected to show competency in the core skills of the course, including airway management, high quality CPR and defibrillation, and cardiac arrest management.

At the end of the course, theoretical knowledge will be formally tested with an MCQ paper and practical components tested in a cardiac arrest simulation.

This course is recognised as continuing professional development (CPD) by the Medical, Dental and Nursing Royal Colleges and Health Care Professional Council. Please contact your registering body for further information.

If you would like to book onto a course, please email or for an application form

Course Dates 2024

25th & 26th March 2024

30th & 31st May 2024

30th & 31st July 2024

23rd & 24th September 2024

4th & 5th November 2024

Course Fees

Internal Candidates: £400.00
External Candidates: £500.00

Further Information