Basic Life Support Training Courses

The ability to provide basic life support to someone who is choking, drowning or are suffering from cardiac arrest, can make the difference between life and death. Basic Life Support (BLS) is included in all first aid training courses, along with related life-saving techniques and procedures such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

This skill is especially important for divers as we often find ourselves in remote areas where assistance from emergency services might be some time away.

ScubaQuest Basic Life Support Training Courses

Covid 19 Compliance

During the Covid 19 lockdown restrictions ScubaQuest are continuing to teach BLS within the government guidelines as students are able to leave home and attend for work purposes that cannot be undertaken from home. This means that face to face training is delivered but in compliance with Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK) guidance.

We have conducted a risk assessment of the dive centre to determine the maximum safe capacity to be able to adhere to appropriate social distancing.  This determines the number of places available on each of the courses we offer. 

Additional PPE is supplied for practical skills undertaken as part of any of our BLS courses. We also keep the dive centre well ventilated during courses so the wearing of warm clothing is advised.

If you require any further information regarding our Covid compliance or the impact on any of the programmes please contact us directly.

HSE First Aid at Work

HSE First Aid at Work

This First Aid at Work course focuses on cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid and automated external defibrillator (AED) use combined into one program.
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HSE Emergency First Aid at Work

HSE Emergency First Aid at Work

This course is cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid, and automated external defibrillator (AED) use combined into one program.
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FRTI Adult & Child Emergency Care

FRTI Adult & Child Emergency Care

This Adult & Child Emergency Care course covers cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid, and automated external defibrillator (AED) use combined into one program.
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Workplace CPR AED

FRTI Workplace CPR/AED

CPR training can provide you with the skills to save the life of your children, parents, friends or even a stranger. Taught over 1 evening, this course focuses on CPR administration & AED use for children, infants & adults.
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O2 Admin

FRTI Oxygen Administration

Taught over 1 evening, this course covers the theory and practical elements of the equipment and procedures for administrating O2 as an emergency procedure to a breathing or non-breathing casualty.
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EFR Primary & Secondary Care and AED

Emergency First Response Primary & Secondary Care with AED

Taught over one day this course provides you with the knowledge and skills to deal with life-threatening emergencies.
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Bloodborne Pathogens

FRTI Bloodborne Pathogens

This ILCOR compliant Bloodborne Pathogens course, taught over one evening will provide the theoretical and practical skills required for dealing with pathogens that can be encountered through bodily fluids.
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The ScubaQuest Basic Life Support courses are certificated by First Response Training International (FRTI) or Emergency First Response (EFR).

Emergency First Response
First Response Training International

FRTI and EFR courses build lay-rescuer confidence to provide care when faced with a medical emergency.

You will learn and practice the same patient care techniques and principles used by medical professionals, but at a layperson level.

Though independent online study and skills practice with your instructor, you will gain the training needed to help not only a diver in need, but maybe a friend, family member, neighbour or co-worker.

Emergency First Response (EFR) Courses

Primary Care (CPR)
Secondary Care (First Aid)
Care for Children

First Response Training International (FRTI) Courses

Adult Child and Infant Emergency Care
Child and Infant Emergency Care
Workplace CPR and AED
Bloodborne pathogens
Oxygen administration

Previously certified?

Single evening or half day weekend sessions for those who need to update and re-certify are also available.

EFR Refresher/Update Course

The refresher course is aimed at those who have previously passed this course but whose certification has lapsed (2 years from the original certification date).

The Refresher course comprises the completion of the exam, an update of any changes in procedure and an evaluation of practical skills.

Please contact us for further information.

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ScubaQuest is the only Dive Centre exclusively based at the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC), Chepstow.
National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC)
Scuba Diving International (SDI)
TDI (Technical Diving International)
First Response Training International
Emergency First Response
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