Basic life support & management of anaphylaxis (QA level 2 award)

Anaphylaxis is an extreme allergic reaction that affects the whole body — often rapidly and sometimes fatally.

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4 hours

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Max 12 people per course

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Make sure you know what to do if someone suffers a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) in the workplace with this half-day course. Not only will you earn a nationally-recognised Ofqual qualification, you’ll also gain the skills and confidence to respond appropriately and potentially save a life.

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£545 (ex VAT)*

You choose the date and provide the venue, usually your premises, and we provide the training and any necessary equipment.

* Pricing applies to UK Mainland only.

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What to expect

This is a half-day course with an experienced, qualified first aid trainer. In addition to observing techniques, discussing scenarios and listening to the theory behind basic life support, you’ll get to try out techniques like such as recovery position and CPR for yourself. You’ll also explore the symptoms of anaphylactic shock so you’ll know how to identify and manage it, which may include administering an adrenaline auto-injector. You’ll have the opportunity to practice injecting with our training device.

Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll be qualified to receive a Basic life support and management of anaphylaxis QA Level 2 certificate.

We'll cover...

Basic life support

  • Chain of survival
  • Incident and casualty assessment
  • CPR and automated external defibrillators (AEDs)


  • Common triggers
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Life-threatening features
  • Managing anaphylaxis
  • Summoning appropriate support
  • Casualty position
  • Adrenaline auto-injectors

Our trainers

All of our first aid courses are led by experienced Posturite trainers all holding a relevant teaching qualification such as PTLLS as well as a valid first aid at work qualification and other first aid related subject specialisms.

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