e-Immediate Life Support RC (UK) E-ILS

This course will give candidates the skills which will enable you to manage a cardiac arrests effectively until the CRASH team arrives and enable them to participate as a member of that team.

Who is this course suitable for?
The E-ILS course is suitable for doctors, medical students, nurses, nursing students, midwives, healthcare providers such as physiotherapists, dentist and ambulance technicians. It may also be suitable for fire service technicians, police personnel and prison officers.

Learning outcomes
The ILS course teaches the knowledge and skills to:

  • identify the causes and promote the prevention of cardiopulmonary arrest;
  • recognise and treat the deteriorating patient using the ABCDE approach;
  • undertake the skills of quality CPR and defibrillation (manual and /or AED) and simple airway manoeuvres;
  • utilise non-technical skills to facilitate initial leadership and effective team membership

Course structure
e-ILS courses are held at centres throughout the UK and are approved and certified by the Resuscitation Council (UK). This ensures a uniformity of content and standard regardless of the centre.

The e-ILS course is a half-day e-learning and half-day face-to-face and consists of skills stations and cardiac arrest simulations.

Assessment and Certification
Assessment is continuous and is guided by the assessment forms provided for each core skill (e.g. initial resuscitation and assessment, and airway management). Copies of the assessment forms should be forwarded to the candidate with their manual.

Successful candidates receive a Resuscitation Council (UK) ILS provider certificate, which is valid for one year. The ILS course is recognised for up to 5 continuing professional development (CPD) points.

Pre-course preparation
The manual is sent to candidates two weeks before the start of the course. Candidates are expected to have prepared for the course by reading the manual and completing the pre-course MCQ. Some centres may send candidates an MCQ paper which supports candidate learning.

This course will need to be completed on an annual basis.

The courses run from

08:15 until 12:15

13:00 until 17:00 


If you would like to book onto a course please contact the Resuscitation Office on 01253 957778 or email bfwh.resuscitation@nhs.net 

PLEASE NOTE: you are required to access the ILS manual from the Library in HPEC at least 2 weeks prior to the course and also do the online pre course work which will be emailed to you.

Failure to do so with result in the candidate  NOT being able to complete this course.



15th January  17th January  29th January

12th February  14th February  22nd February 

4th March  11th March  18th March

15th April  17th April  24th April

13th May  14th May  20th May

3rd June  18th June  26th June 

1st July   8th July  17th July

1st August  27th August

4th September  16th September  17th September

1st October  22nd October  23rd October

7th November  15th November  25th November

27th November  3rd December  19th December

Each day there will be 2 sessions

the am session is 08:15 – 12:15

the pm session is 13:00 – 17:00

Dental services have dedicated sessions and these dates are available from the administrator on Ext. 57778

Course Fees

Internal Candidates: Free
External Candidates: £180.00

Further Information