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AoFAQ Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis (RQF)


Anaphylaxis is a potentially life threatening condition and prompt action in its recognition and management is essential to preserve life.

This course provides the underpinning knowledge and appropriate skills to manage casualties and ultimately if required to perform effective basic life support until emergency assistance can arrive.

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification provides learners with the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge in basic life support and the management of anaphylaxis.

This award sits in the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) and is regulated by Ofqual.

The content of this qualification has been approved by the Anaphylaxis Campaign.

Course materials include a course manual and workbook for your use.

Lunch and refreshments are provided by Rescue Specialist.

The qualification is valid for 3 years.


Course Objectives

The course will cover:

  • Principles of conducting a scene survey
  • Types of dangers a first aider could face
  • Conduct a primary survey of a casualty
  • Level of consciousness assessment
  • Principles of the chain of survival
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Common triggers for anaphylaxis
  • Signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis
  • Management of anaphylactic shock
  • Calling the emergency services
  • Administer first aid to a casualty in anaphylactic shock
  • Casualty recovery position
  • Appropriate medication for administration in an emergency
  • Safe disposal of sharps
  • Record keeping


Delegates must be aged 16 years or over and in good medical condition with a reasonable level of fitness.

Prior Qualifications Required


Equipment Required

All equipment will be provided by Rescue Specialist.


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Course Ratio

12 : 1


1 Day

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