Resuscitation Council UK Learning Portal

Welcome to Resuscitation Council UK.

80% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in the home. That’s why it’s never been more important to teach everyone how to do CPR and use a defibrillator. We’re working towards a day when everyone has the skills to save a life. To do this, we need your help.

Play your part by engaging with our fantastic cost-effective courses which teach life-saving skills and support you to teach others too!

e-Lifesaver is a BAFTA-nominated innovative digital training tool that puts you at the heart of the action. It’s an interactive video-in-a-game with four immersive scenarios, which helps you learn what to do if someone is in a state of cardiac arrest or choking. At the end of the course, you can download a certificate of completion, making it an ideal training solution for workplaces and organisations.

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Basic Life Support Instructor (BLSi) Course
If you’re a first aid trainer, community first responder, emergency services worker, or simply interested in teaching others life-saving skills, then you’d be the perfect candidate for our Basic Life Support Instructor (BLSi) course. This four-hour course is comprised of seven modules and will help you feel empowered in delivering effective, confidence inspiring and inclusive teaching to a high standard. You can use the skills learnt in this course to support teaching others in your school, club, organisation or community. At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of completion, valid for three years.

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Anaphylaxis essentials
Anaphylaxis esentials comprises of four modules to support healthcare providers to gain a deeper understanding and knowledge of the pathophysiology, treatment and management of anaphylaxis. Developed using RCUK’s national evidence-based guidelines, the e-learning focuses on early identification and treatment, both of which play key roles in reducing deaths from anaphylaxis. At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of completion, valid for two years.

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Reasons to learn life-saving skills:

  • Over 80% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in the home.
  • 41% of UK adults say that they lack the knowledge & skills to perform CPR if they saw someone having a cardiac arrest.
  • 52% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in England during 2021 were witnessed by a bystander.
  • For every minute without CPR and defibrillation, a person’s chances of survival fall by around 10%.

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