Basic Life Support Instructor


Target Audience:

All candidates looking to complete the adult basic life support train the trainer course should be suitably qualified and/or experienced within our Hospital Trust. Acceptable health and social care qualifications and experience include:

    • Registered nurse, allied healthcare professional, medical practitioner, healthcare assistant etc.
    • Practical experience and understanding of the principles of people moving
    • Relevant experience working in a healthcare/social care setting
    • The physical capability required for practical people moving and handling

Learning outcomes:

The objectives of this adult basic life support instructor course are to empower the trainer to deliver comprehensive courses to their staff. Instructors will be able to:

    • Provide the learners with a clear understanding of the legislation regarding basic life support & cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    • Provide the learners with a full understanding of the current Resuscitation Council (UK) 2015 guidance for adult basic life support & resuscitation
    • To inform learners how to give essential CPR to individuals including the use of an automated defibrillator (AED)
    • How to manage the Choking Person
    • How to place someone into the recovery position
    • A brief understanding of DNACPR
    • To help learners understand the risks/legal status surrounding CPR
    • To provide essential basic life support training resources in an engaging and meaningful way
    • To provide a FREE blended learning environment that is available to all individuals  in the clinical environment

This course aims to provide staff with the confidence and competence to effectively deliver adult and paediatric basic life support,

BLS instructors will train a variety of staff from HCAs, RGNs doctors and AHP’s and it is important to maintain a professional approach to training whilst ensuring that staff are assisted and supported in undertaking their mandatory BLS training requirements for the organisation.

The BLSi course is a ½ day course, followed by an annual ½ day refresher course to maintain your BLSi instructor status.

The below training is  booked via the resuscitation team only

Course Dates for 2023:

31st January 2023  09:00 and  13:00   

23rd February 2023  09:00 and  13:00

14th March 2023  09:00 and  13:00

24th April  2023  09:00 and  13:00

22nd May 2023  09:00 and  13:00

26th June 2023  09:00 and  13:00

11th July 2023  09:00 and  13:00

7th August 2023  09:00 and  13:00

15th September 2023  09:00 and  13:00

9th October 2023  09:00 and  13:00

29th November 2023  09:00 and  13:00

20th December 2023  09:00 and  13:00


For those wishing to become a BLSi, please contact us through the details below or please 01253 (9) 57778


For existing BLSi staff who wish to submit their BLS registers, please send these to or call 01253 (9)57778

Course Fees

Internal Candidates Only: Free

Further Information

BLS Instructors meetings are going to be held on the following dates for instructors to share best practice and catch up on latest guidelines