QNUK Level 3 Award in

Responding to Incidents with an AED (RQF)

Qualification number: 603/2456/9

Guided learning hours: 3

Total Qualification time: 5

Credit value: 1

Validity: 1 year

Who is this for? This qualification is for those that require additional training in basic life support and safe use of an AED. Many attendees are those working in environments that have an AED available, such as Gyms and public places such as shopping centres, transport hubs etc. The qualification can also be used by staff working in Doctors and Dentists practice as part of annual training.

The qualification has also been designed as the perfect add-on to standard first aid courses where learners are typically only required to understand how to attach the AED pads and follow instructions. This qualification builds on that knowledge to provide a wider undertstanding of using this work equipment as required by workplace regulations.


This qualification is available to those over 16 years.

Due to the language of the assessment, it is recommended that learners have sufficient command of the English language in order to understand the assessment and to undertake the recommended assessment methods.

Attendees will be required to demonstrate First Aid procedures as they would in a real work environment. This includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor, therefore be physically capable of doing so.

Progression route: Learners may progress onto the following qualifications:

  • QNUK Level 3 Award in First aid at Work (RQF)
  • QNUK Level 3 Award in Responding to Anaphylactic Reactions (RQF)

Find a centre: To find a centre that offers this qualification in your area, please contact us

More: For more information about this qualification, download the Qualification Specification

Free lesson plans and presentations for centres approved to deliver this qualification

Responding to incidents with an AED Responding to incidents with an AED

Looking to deliver this qualification?

QNUK Centres click here to extend your recognition

Not yet a QNUK centre? Click here to become a centre