• Level 3
  • 12 Hours Duration
  • 3 Year Certificate

Basic Life Support Train the Trainer

This Basic Life Support Train the Trainer course is ideal for those looking to start teaching Basic Life Support courses or anyone looking to refresh their own teaching skills and content.

Basic Life Support Train the Trainer Summary

This Basic Life Support Train the Trainer course is ideal for those looking to start teaching Basic Life Support courses or anyone looking to refresh their own teaching skills and content.

In addition, you will learn about the core content and how to teach and assess Basic Life Support.

Please ensure you read our training FAQ's below to ensure this is the right course for your requirements.

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Course Summary

  • Recovery position
  • Bleeding – causes, control measures, and risk limitation
  • Shock
  • CPR Demonstration and practice D.R.S.A.B.C.
  • Unconsciousness/head injuries
  • Choking – responding effectively and practical demonstration

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    Do I need to have prior knowledge before attending this course?

    Yes you do. You need to have prior knowledge and competence within the subject. This course is to teach you to deliver your own course on the subject, not to teach you the subject itself.

    Will I have to conduct a microteach?

    Yes you will be required to conduct a minimum 15 minute microteach during the basic life instructor course to the rest of the class.

    Can I purchase the presentations and materials to use in my own courses?

    Yes you can, Just ask a member of staff and they can run you through the whole process!

    Where Do You Deliver This Basic Life Support Train the Trainer courses?

    We can deliver this Basic Life Support Train the Trainer course at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. In Addition, we also have our own venues in the Midlands if you don't have access to a training room. Likewise, we are also able to run this as a blended course (1 Day face to face and 1 day Virtual). Our open courses will be held at specific venues, for a list of available dates/venues please see the full list below.

    How Do You Deliver The Training?

    We will deliver the Basic Life Support Train the Trainer at your premises for a group of up to 8 delegates, we also offer open courses for individuals which can be booked below if available.

    Who Is This Training For?

    This training is for anyone who wishes to run their own training courses within this specific subject.

    Who Can I Teach After Attending This Course?

    Please note you can only teach “inhouse” staff. If you wish to train delegates outside of your organisation you will need a Level 3 Award in Education and Training or a teaching qualification.

    How Many delegates can I have on one session?

    We will run this course for a maximum of 9 delegates – however, for larger groups we can either provide multiple trainers on the same day or run multiple days to get everyone trained.

    Who Will Conduct The Training?

    One of our expert tutors who have an abundance of training and assessing experience and knowledge – so you’ll be in great hands! Furthermore, we will let you know who is doing the training in advance, you can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.

Basic Life Support Train the Trainer

Attending this basic life support train the trainer course  (also called basic life instructor course) will help you deliver your own basic life support courses.

Please note you must have prior first aid experience prior to attending this course, its aim is to equip you with the skills to deliver a training session, not to teach you the subject itself.

If you have already completed a train the trainer course and are looking for an update, please follow the link below.


  • Course Duration: 2 days
  • Course Level: Level 3
  • Certificate: 1-year certificate
  • Max Delegates: 12
  • Practical: Yes
  • Mode: Day 1 (Virtual)/ Day 2 (Face-to-Face)

Basic Life Support Train the Trainer Summary

This course is run over 2 days, during this you will learn how to teach and assess the following key areas:

  • Recovery position
  • Bleeding – causes, control measures and risk limitation
  • Shock
  • CPR Demonstration and practice D.R.S.A.B.C.
  • Unconsciousness/head injuries
  • Choking – responding effectively and practical demonstration

NOTE: Delegates MUST

-have prior knowledge of First Aid before attending this course.


– Please note that our Public course is delivered in a blended format. Day 1 is virtual via Zoom, and Day 2 will be face-to-face at the specified venue.


BLS Trainer Course Content:

This train the trainer bls program will give you the skills to confidently teach CPR, use automated external defibrillators (AEDs), control bleeding, manage shock, and other crucial life-saving techniques. You will learn how to effectively teach these areas of the basic life support training:

1. Recovery Position:

  • Understanding the importance of the recovery position in stabilizing a casualty.
  • Demonstrating the correct positioning and its benefits in various scenarios.

2. Bleeding – Causes, Control Measures, and Risk Limitations:

  • Identifying the different causes of bleeding and their severity.
  • Learning effective measures to control and manage bleeding to prevent complications.
  • Implementing risk limitation strategies to safeguard casualties and rescuers.

3. Shock:

  • Recognizing the signs and symptoms of shock in various medical emergencies.
  • Understanding the immediate actions required to stabilize and support the casualty.

4. CPR Demonstration and Practice (using D.R.S.A.B.C.):

  • Providing a detailed demonstration of the D.R.S.A.B.C. approach to CPR.
  • Practicing essential CPR techniques on mannequins to build competence.

5. Unconsciousness/Head Injuries:

  • Understanding the causes of unconsciousness and its potential implications.
  • Learning how to assess and handle head injuries with care and urgency.

6. Choking – Responding Effectively and Practical Demonstration:


 Train the Trainer Component:

1. Effective Training Techniques:

  • Learning effective training methods to engage learners and facilitate skill acquisition.
  • Developing communication and presentation skills to deliver engaging and informative sessions.

2. Training Delivery Practice:

  • Each participant will have the opportunity to practice delivering portions of the bls course.
  • Peer and instructor feedback will be provided to enhance training delivery skills.

3. Curriculum Adaptation:

  • Understanding how to adapt the bls curriculum to meet the needs of different audiences and settings.
  • Customizing training materials for specific learners or workplace requirements.

Course Completion:

Upon completing the Basic Life Support Train the Trainer course, participants will be equipped with the expertise to train others effectively in bls techniques.

They will possess the confidence and proficiency to teach life-saving skills, ensuring that more individuals are prepared to respond to emergencies with competence and prompt action.

Why Should you attend a BLS Train the Trainer Course?

Attending a BLS Train the Trainer Course offers these benefits:

  1. Empower Others: Learn to teach life-saving skills effectively.
  2. Confidence Building: Gain proficiency in BLS techniques and the ability to teach bls.
  3. Save Lives: Train more individuals to respond to emergencies.
  4. Enhanced Skills: Improve communication and presentation abilities.
  5. Customised Training: Adapt the curriculum for diverse audiences.
  6. Professional Development: Advance as a certified BLS trainer.
  7. Wider Impact: Contribute to a safer and more prepared community.


Who will conduct the trainer?

One of our expert tutors who have an abundance of training and assessing experience and knowledge – so you’ll be in great hands!

Furthermore, we will let you know who is doing the training in advance, you can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.


FAQs on BLS Train the Trainer:

1. How do I become a Basic Life Support Instructor?

  • To become a Basic Life Instructor, you typically need to complete a “Train the Trainer” course specifically designed for Basic Life Support (BLS). This basic life instructor course equips you with the knowledge and skills required to teach others how to perform BLS procedures effectively.

Becoming a certified trainer for basic life support (BLS) lets you teach others critical lifesaving skills. Here are key steps to become a BLS trainer with Caring for Care:

Get Certified as an Instructor

    • Get BLS trainer certification from a reputable organisation such as Caring for Care. This shows you’re qualified to teach BLS.
    • Certification requires passing a BLS instructor test and having current BLS/CPR certification yourself. Some background in education or healthcare is helpful.
    • Renew your BLS instructor certificate every 2-3 years by teaching courses and completing a refresher basic life support teaching course.

Learn Effective Teaching Methods

    • Use different teaching styles like showing, hands-on practice, videos, role play. This engages students with different learning styles.
    • Follow recommended teacher-to-student ratios, usually 6-12 students per teacher. Small groups allow individual guidance.
    • Tailor topic needs to the audience like healthcare pros, schoolkids, etc. Adjusting the material can improve relevance.
    • Give timely positive feedback and correction during practice. Read student signs.

Master Presenting Course Content

    • Know BLS protocols and skills completely including CPR, AED usage, choking relief, checking vitals. Students will have detailed questions.
    • Explain the reasoning behind each procedure. This helps cement understanding.
    • Have students show skills mastery through real-life scenarios. Confirm they can apply the techniques.
    • Keep classes active with hands-on practice, discussion, and limited lecture. An engaging class will have focused students and better memory.

Renew skills yearly by taking a BLS refresher with Caring for Care. Stay updated on the latest protocols and teaching practices to deliver top BLS training.


2. What qualification do you need to teach BLS?

  • To teach Basic Life Support (BLS), you usually need to hold a valid Basic life support certification yourself and complete a BLS Train the Trainer course. This training ensures you have the expertise and teaching skills required to instruct others in BLS techniques.

3. How do I become a CPR trainer in the UK?

  • To become a CPR trainer in the UK, you would typically follow a similar process as becoming a BLS trainer. This involves gaining CPR certification, completing a Train the Trainer course specific to CPR, and meeting any additional requirements set by relevant certification bodies or organizations.

In addition, here are the typical steps to become a CPR trainer in the UK:

  • Get trained in CPR yourself – Take an approved First Aid course and maintain certification to keep your skills current.
  • Gain teaching/training experience – Have background in instruction, education, healthcare or working with the public. Hands-on experience is valued.
  • Obtain instructor certification – Become accredited through an recognised training body like Caring for Care etc.
  • Pass the instructor exam – Demonstrate your CPR knowledge and ability to effectively carry out a training.
  • Keep your instructor status active – Teach CPR courses more often and renew your instructor certification every 2 years.
  • Attend update courses – Stay current on guideline changes through refresher training. Expand your teaching skills.
  • Renew CPR/BLS certification – Stay current and relevant. Have valid CPR/BLS certification on an annual basis to retain teaching status.
  • Gain additional credentials (optional) – Add certifications for specialised instruction like paediatric first aid, AED, fire safety, etc.

The key things you need to be a successful bls trainer are:

  • Be currently certified in CPR/BLS skills
  • Have good teaching skills
  • Get certified by a recognised training organisation
  • Renew and improve your teaching skills regularly
  • Have a patient teaching style.

Having these will help you successfully teach others essential CPR skills.


4. How much is BLS trainer cost in the UK?

  • For the most up-to-date information on BLS training costs in the UK, you can visit the Caring for Care course page on our open course page with locations and price mentioned. As of now, the cost for BLS trainer course is £450 while basic life support training price is £40, but prices may vary, so it’s advisable to check the website for the latest pricing details. For group bls training for care homes and other businesses, please contact us 01782 563333.

5. Do you offer a bls train the trainer annual refresher?

  • Yes. we do for those who have completed a train the trainer bls course. A bls train the trainer refresher course keep your basic life support training skills up-to-date and ensure you’re always prepared to deliver accurate and effective training to others.

6. How to teach a Basic Life Support (BLS) Course?

Here are some tips for effectively teaching basic life support (BLS) courses:

1. Prepare and Plan

    • Know the course curriculum thoroughly and review the latest BLS protocols and guidelines.
    • Prepare your lesson plan, learning objectives, and presentations in advance.
    • Gather any equipment and supplies needed like CPR mannequins, AED trainers, barrier devices, etc.
    • Ensure the classroom set up and equipment is ready to go prior to students arriving.

2. Engage Your Students

    • Begin with an icebreaker or introduction activity to get students comfortable and ready to learn.
    • Use a variety of teaching techniques – demonstrations, lectures, videos, hands-on practice, discussions, Q&A.
    • Share relevant stories and experiences to reinforce key concepts.
    • Monitor student engagement and participation. Adjust pace or switch up activities as needed.
    • Be enthusiastic and model the energy you want students to have.

3. Provide Practice and Feedback

    • Allow plenty of time for hands-on skills practice. Skills mastery requires repetition.
    • Circulate and observe students closely during skills practice. Provide individual feedback and corrections as needed.
    • Have students practice scenario responses in groups. Offer guidance to improve areas of weakness.

4. Assess Understanding

    • Use summarizing activities like asking review questions or facilitate a group discussion.
    • Conduct written tests, quizzes or skills assessments to evaluate retention and competency.
    • Provide positive yet constructive feedback on areas for improvement.

Being an engaging, supportive, and dynamic instructor will ensure your BLS students learn skills correctly and gain confidence to respond in real emergencies.

7. BLS instructor requirements

These are the list of requirement to help you become a bls instructor and help you becoming an excellent trainer.

  • Have a valid BLS certification
  • Have healthcare or teaching experience
  • Pass an instructor certification course
  • Show good teaching skills
  • Prepare lessons and learning goals
  • Know latest BLS protocols and rules
  • Teach BLS courses regularly
  • Be professional, organized, responsible
  • Communicate clearly
  • Have a positive attitude

Meeting these requirements means instructors can teach BLS courses well and develop competent BLS providers.

8. Steps To Find a BLS Teaching Job.

If you want to become a BLS instructor and teach lifesaving skills, here are some ‘finding bls teaching job’ tips:

1. Get the Right Certification

    • Get certified as a Basic life support trainer. This shows you have the needed skills.
    • Keep your BLS skills current by taking  bls training refresher courses yearly. Learn latest protocols.
    • Consider adding certifications in first aid, oxygen use, etc. to expand your skills. This will also help in answering questions and presenting diverse view.

2. Build Your Experience

    • Start by teaching BLS for your current workplace, local hospital, or community groups.
    • Gain experience teaching different types of students – healthcare, corporate, schools, etc.
    • Teach regularly to improve your classroom skills.
    • Ask for feedback and watch other teachers to improve.

3. Find BLS Instructor Job Opportunities

    • Look for instructor roles at hospitals, training companies, schools, etc.
    • Check job websites such as CV Library, Indeed, NHS Jobs, gov.uk. Sign up for notifications.
    • Use your network and instructor contacts to find openings.
    • Post about bls trainings on platforms like LinkedIn and also connect with people for opportunities on LinkedIn and X.
    • Consider freelance or contract teaching work for flexibility.
    • Show your certifications, experience, and student reviews when applying.

Getting initial experience by volunteering to teach is key. Building your skills and qualifications will make you more qualified for more opportunities.

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