QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis

Every minute without CPR and defibrillation following a cardiac arrest reduces a patient’s chance of survival by 10%. Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the UK’s biggest killers.

Anaphylaxis is a severe and life-threatening allergic reaction, which requires immediate medical attention.  With the number of sufferers increasing each year, it is extremely important to know what to do when faced with this acute emergency condition.

Healthcare professionals have a duty of care to ensure that they remain up to date and competent to perform Basic Life Support and manage anaphylaxis – this should be achieved by annual training.

The QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and the Management of Anaphylaxis is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification designed for those who have a responsibility and duty of care to perform BLS and manage anaphylaxis in emergency situations.

Duration: 3 hour course

Certificate: Valid for 1 years

Meets regulating body requirements for annual BLS training.

ALR training will come to your place of work, dental or GP surgery, hospital or nursing home to deliver this course.   BLS can be delivered in conjunction with AED and / or management of anaphylaxis training for those who require it.

£250+ VAT for up to 12 people

£300 + VAT for up to 20 people

(for a price for an individual booking see our open course dates page)

Course content includes

Chain of survival

Assessing an incident

Casualty assessment

Managing an unresponsive casualty

Recovery position


Common anaphylaxis triggers

Signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis



Adrenaline auto-injectors

Resuscitation council guidelines