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AED Instructor Training

Automated External Defibrillator Instructor Course

Picture Mediana A15 AED showing pads

Mediana A15 AED

Our AED instructor training course is designed for those who are currently delivering first aid qualifications and want to add further subject areas to their training portfolio.

This course is based on the AED operators course but gives the learner a deeper understanding of how AEDs work, the anatomy and physiology of the heart- particularly to the electrical system, the AED market – just what’s out there, current legislation,  basic life support update, and the importance of the chain of survival.

We will ensure that you have a clear understanding of the UK Resuscitation Councils best practice guidelines in relation to the use and purchase of AED units.

We use a variety of AED trainer units (Zoll AED plus Cardiac Science G3 and Philips Heart start), as well as a variety of course books throughout the course. We can also offer a trainer unit hire service for you should you wish not to purchase trainer units straight away.

Emphasis will be placed on how to assess your learner’s competence in relation to the AED unit with particular reference to unit safety on courses.

All learners on our AED instructor training course are given a course book “CPR & AED first aid Made Easy” and full course training materials on a CD-ROM for future use. It includes lesson plans and customisable PowerPoint presentation. We also offer post course support and a course certification should you require. Please contact us for further information

Public Course Dates

Click below to view and book a place on our forthcoming courses:

2020 AED Instructor Public Course Dates

AED Instructor Courses

Course Date (s) Times Venue Cost  
AED Instructor To be advised

Course Content:

  • Instructor Strategies
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use
  • Basic anatomy and physiology
  • Causes of cardiac arrest
  • Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • The unconscious casualty
  • Reporting
  • Training and assessment methods

Course Duration:

A half-day course of approximately 4 hours duration

Instructor / Learner Ratio:

min: 1:1  max: 1:6

Awarding Body / Certification:

Cognet Occupational Safety and Health

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Course Requirements / Notes:

This AED Instructor training course is specifically designed for current first aid trainers

Course Delivery and Lead Times:

Cognet are specialists in delivering on-site training throughout England and Wales.

As a general rule-of-thumb we would ask for at least four weeks lead time, however we have a very customer-focused philosophy and will always try our utmost to meet your more pressing requirements.

We also run public courses for a range of our courses predominantly at venues in the West Midlands. Our current schedule of courses can be seem on our Public Courses page. If you cannot find the course you are looking for please contact us as we may be able to help you directly or by putting you in touch with another company who can.


Further Information

Ofqual Regulated:

Suggested Progression: