Basic Life Support and AED (BLS) for Dentists
Level 2 VTQ
3-hours online, followed with half-day practical training at your own location.

Meets the criteria for the GDC’s development outcomes C


For teams of up to twelve


Includes Basic Life Support skills for anyone working in dental practices, covering:  

safety precautions, initial assessment, recovery position, CPR, compression-only CPR, CPR handover, AED, choking and basic oxygen use where available.  Also includes epilepsy/seizure, asthma, anaphylaxis and an overview of medication available in an emergency.  


This training and qualification complies with the ERC and UK Resuscitation Council Guidelines including medical emergencies. 

  • Meets the criteria for the GDC’s development outcomes C

  • Complies with ERC and UK Resuscitation Council Guidelines

  • Meets the requirements of Health & Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981

  • 3-hour course

  • Certificate valid for 1 year

  • Approved, independently quality assured, nationally recognised certification

  • Conforms to CPD guidelines

  • Includes 3-hour CPD statement

  • What's covered in this course?

  • More details / FAQs

Group or team training delivered at your own practice.

Training delivered at your location, available throughout UK.

You choose the time and date to suit the practice's opening and closing times.

Who needs this qualification?

Your workplace will identify the right course and qualification that you need. They establish this in their risk assessment for the provision of basic life support in emergency situations.

  • Dentists

  • Dental Nurses

  • Employees in Dental practices

  • Dental students

  • Dental Hygienist

  • Technicians 

  • Practice managers

Call us for advice on 01202 934964


BLS/AED for Dentists

Is this course for me?

The Basic Life Support and AED for Dentists Level 2 is designed for anyone working within a dental practice, preparing them with the skills and knowledge to deal with life threatening mediacl emergencies. The aim is to provide theory and practical training in accordance with the UK Resus Council and ERC guidelines in basic life support (BLS/CPR) and medical emergencies as required by the GDC.

Does this course meet the standard I require?

This course meets GDC requirements. Our courses are delivered, evaluated and quality assured, meeting guidelines set out by the HSE in October 2017. They also meet the requirements of First Aid at Work (First Aid) regulations 1981 and 2016. This qualification meets UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per HSE requirements. VTQ qualifications are fully recognised by the HSE as Trade Body Qualifications.

Is blended training recognised?

Yes, good news! In May 2016 the HSE and Awarding Organisations announced that computer-based blended training is now allowed for all workplace first aid courses. The blended course meets all requirements of the HSE and Awarding Organisations and is available as an IPS Safety Training or Regulated Qualification. Most importantly this meets the requirements of the GDC.

Is there a minimum age requirement?

Our courses have a minimum age requirement of 18. You must be over 18 years of age to take an IPS Safety Training course.

Can I earn CPD (Continuous Professional Development) points?

All IPS Safety Training courses have been independently certified as conforming to Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines. Certificates and qualifications that we provide include a CPD statement as well as the IPS Safety Training certificate. For online courses an evidence based learning statement is also provided. The EFAW qualification comes with 6 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this.

What topics will be covered?

Requirements of Basic Life Support Basic Life Support techniques Recovery position Resuscitation barriers CPR - adult, child, infant Compression only CPR AED Choking Asthma Anaphylaxis Diabetes Special dental requirements including Oxygen Kits, Portable Suction units, Bag Valve Mask and required medications.

How does the blended training course work?

A blended course gives exactly the same qualification as if you had attended a traditional classroom course. The difference is that the course is split into two parts. Part-one includes various theory-based modules presented in short videos followed by brief multiple-choice test questions. This allows you to stop, start and repeat each section at your own pace. All you require is a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC with an internet connection. Part-two is taken once you have completed part-one. This part of the course allows you to put the theory into practice. With the help of an instructor and the necessary equipment you will learn to apply your knowledge to various first aid scenarios. You will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions and build your confidence.

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