Resuscitation Council (UK)

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Courses and certificates

Go to the courses section of the website, click on the relevant course and scroll to the bottom of the page. Use the search facility to find suitable centre. You will have to contact the centre directly for application details and costs.

Go to Your username is your email address. If you have forgotten your password, click the ‘I have forgotten my password’ link to reset it.

Your course certificate can found within two areas of the LMS:

  1. within the enrolled course --> 'Post course'
  2. within your 'My profile’ --> ‘View profile' (See figure below)

The course evaluation is found within the course --> ‘under Post-course tasks’

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BLS/AED training    

There are no statutory legal provisions in the UK relating to the practice of resuscitation or defibrillation, but both the users of AEDs and those who provide training in their use have obligations under common law. Further details may be found in our publication: The Legal Status of those who Attempt Resuscitation.

The Resuscitation Council (UK) recommends that those who train others in CPR and the use of AEDs should be appropriately qualified. Provided that they are skilled in teaching, and able to demonstrate competency in CPR and the use of an AED, the following people are suggested: doctors, nurses, resuscitation officers, community defibrillation officers, paramedics, statutory ambulance service trainers, voluntary aid society and voluntary rescue organisation trainers, and other individuals such as accredited first aid trainers. This list is not exhaustive.

It is important that resuscitation skills are refreshed regularly, particularly by those who have a duty to respond in an emergency. The principle is that skills should be maintained at an effective level at all times. Individual employers and organisations should make arrangements for retraining to be available, but the frequency of this refresher training will depend on the individual. For guidance, skills should be refreshed at least once a year, but preferably more often.

Currently, courses are offered by the voluntary aid societies and voluntary rescue organisations, some statutory ambulance trusts, resuscitation officers, and community defibrillation officers. Whilst there is no prescriptive course programme, these organisations should be teaching the Resuscitation Council (UK) recommendations and using the CPR and AED learning outcomes as a framework.

The Resuscitation Council (UK) does not provide CPR and AED training, nor does it accredit CPR/AED courses or CPR/AED instructors.

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We've put together answers to most of the questions you may have in our FAQs section. If you haven't been able to find the answer to your query on our website including in our FAQs, you may submit your query to us using the following form. Alternatively you can post your query to us using the address below.

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Please note that there are no clinical staff based at the RC (UK) office so all clinical enquiries must be submitted using the form above.

Our address:

Resuscitation Council (UK)
5th Floor
Tavistock House North
Tavistock Square

Opening times: 10:00 - 16:00, Monday - Friday

Main switchboard: 
020 7388 4678

Fax: 020 7383 0773
Press/media enquiries only: 075 0637 4945

Registered Charity Number 1168914

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