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Immediate Life Support Course (ILS)

Course Duration: 7 Hours
Course Cost: £160
What is Immediate Life Support (ILS) Course Birmingham

ILS was launched in 2002 as there was a demand from healthcare professionals to know the skills needed to respond in an emergency. It is now the most popular Resuscitation Council UK course, and around 100,000 people are trained in ILS every year.

ILS certification is recognised across the UK, the EU and Australia.

During the one-day course, you will develop the skills to:

  • recognise and treat the deteriorating patient using the ABCDE approach;

  • identify the causes and promote the prevention of cardiopulmonary arrest;

  • undertake the skills of quality CPR and defibrillation (manual and /or AED) and simple airway manoeuvres;

  • utilise non-technical skills to facilitate team leadership and effective team membership.

Who is the ILS course for?

The ILS course is suitable for doctors, medical students, nurses, nursing students, midwives, paramedics and student paramedics, physiotherapists, dentistry professionals and other health and care professionals. It may also be suitable for fire service technicians, police personnel and prison officers.

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Course Duration:

This course consists of lectures, skill stations and simulations.


Total time excluding breaks: 7 Hours

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Qualification & Accreditation:

Successful Candidates receive a Resuscitation Council UK PILS provider certificate, which is valid for one year. 

This course is recognised as continuing professional development (CPD) by the Medical, Dental and Royal College of Nursing and Health and Care Professions Council. Please contact your registering body for further information.

You will receive 5 cpd points (max 10 in any one year).


Assessment is continuous throughout the course and is guided by the assessment forms provided for each core skill. You will receive a copy of the assessment forms with your manual. 

Eligibility and Entry Requirements

If you are a doctor, medical student, nurse, nursing student, midwife, ODP, cardiac technician, resuscitation officer, healthcare provider (such as a physiotherapist, radiographer, occupational therapist), dental nurse, dentist, paramedic/ ambulance technician, healthcare assistant or nursing associates are eligible for this course. It may also be suitable for you if you are a fire service technician, police personnel prison officer or cabin crew.

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