The Immediate Life Support Course (ILS) is a full day with lots of hands on practical training for people working in healthcare. The aim is to train healthcare personnel in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, simple airway management and safe defibrillation, enabling them to manage patients in cardiac arrest until the arrival of a cardiac arrest team and to participate as members of that team.

Green Box ILS and Basic Life Support courses have been designed to meet all the required learning outcomes and are aligned to the Skills for Health UK Core Skills Training Framework or UK-CSTF.  This includes both level 2 adult and paediatric patient care.  The course is also Skills for Care Endorsed and follows the requirements set out in the Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines for adult and Paediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) basic life support (BLS).

The course looks at how to identify the causes and promote the prevention of cardiopulmonary arrest. Recognise and treat the deteriorating patient using the ABCDE approach and undertake the skills of quality CPR and defibrillation.  It also covers simple airway manoeuvres and utilises non-technical skills to facilitate initial leadership and effective team membership

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This Immediate Life Support (ILS) course complies with the latest 2021 ERC and UK Resuscitation Council Guidelines and is aimed at Healthcare Professionals with a duty to respond in the workplace.


  • Principles that underpin basic life support
  • Early intervention is necessary
  • Different types of cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Pulse oximetry is and why it is important in assessing a patient
  • ABCDE approach to patient care
  • How to check a patients pulse, temperature, blood pressure and other observations.
  • Hypoxia is and how it affects the patient
  • Difference between heart attack, angina and sudden cardiac arrest
  • Resuscitation barrier devices
  • Choking adult, child and infant
  • Automated external defibrillator
  • Suction used to maintain the airway
  • Oropharyngeal airways and why they benefit the airway
  • Correct use of a bag valve mask
  • How to place a casualty in the recovery position
  • Handover and reporting procedures
  • Correct administration of Oxygen on a patient
  • Understanding the following medical emergencies and the treatment required for the following:
    – Asthma
    – Hyperventilation
    – Anaphylactic shock
    – Diabetes
    – Seizures and Epilepsy
    – Sepsis


This ILS course includes a practical assessment and multiple choice examination.

Successful delegates will receive a Green Box Certificate and evidence of CPD.

Please note: It is recommended that you refresh this course with us every 12 months – please give us a call for details.


6 hours contact time.


Group bookings: £550 for between 1-12 people

Prices include certificate & manual, COVID PPE, online resources, wallet card, certified CPD evidence.

Price Excludes VAT @ 20%

Green Box First Aid Training has classroom locations for our First Aid Courses in Windsor, Slough, Bracknell, Staines upon Thames, Newbury and Farnborough. These locations are where we hold our public first aid training courses. But these can also be used for private group bookings. Our public courses normally run once a month at each venue, please check our live booking system for details.

We can also train you at your place of work. We specialise in in-house first aid courses. We can train at your workplace or venue. Or we can find training facilities in a location of your choice. We have instructors across the UK and we travel the length of the country so please do get in touch.

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Contact us to find out more or get a quote