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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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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