The Resuscitation Council (UK) Advanced Life Support (ALS) course is a standardised national course teaching evidence-based resuscitation guidelines and skills to healthcare professionals in the United Kingdom.
The ALS provider course is designed for healthcare professionals who would be expected to apply the skills taught as part of their clinical duties, or to teach them on a regular basis. Appropriate participants include doctors, paramedics and nurses working in acute care areas (e.g. ED, CCU, ICU, HDU, operating theatres, acute medical admissions units) or on resuscitation /medical emergency/ICU outreach teams. Applicants must have active registration with the GMC, NMC or HCPC. Students in their final year of medical school may also attend the course if this is an established local arrangement.
Applicants who have already attended an ALS/e-ALS course in the past and/or they have been working in the NHS over the past 1 year in an acute, emergency or clinical care setting, we recommend that they click here to book an e-ALS course.
If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact the course administrator to discuss it further BEFORE registering your application through the booking website.
Prior qualifications, training or experience required
All applicants must hold a professional healthcare qualification or be in training for a professional healthcare qualification. Basic Life Support (BLS) or Immediate Life Support (ILS) is recommended.
Method of course delivery
- ALS comprises of 1 day e-learning and 2 days of face-to-face training.
ALS Assesment and certification
During the course, Candidates will be continuously assessed based on their performance in clinical simulations. You will be expected to show competency in the core teachings of the course, including airway management, high-quality CPR and defibrillation, and cardiac arrest management.
At the end of the course, theoretical knowledge will be formally tested with an MCQ paper and practical components in a cardiac arrest simulation.
Candidates who successfully complete the course will be awarded a Resuscitation Council UK ALS provider certificate, which is valid for four years and recognised in healthcare settings in the UK, Europe and Australia.
The ALS course is recognised for up to 10 professional development (CPD) points.
The course programme consists of lectures, workshops, skill stations and cardiac arrest simulations (i.e. CASTeach).
The ALS/e-ALS course teaches the knowledge and skills required to:
- recognise and treat the deteriorating patient using a structured ABCDE approach;
- deliver standardised CPR in adults;
- manage a cardiac arrest by working with a multidisciplinary team in an emergency situation;
- utilise non-technical skills to facilitate strong team leadership and effective team membership.
Booking is easy as we accept online applications and payments.
If you would like to book a course, you can simply click on the desired course date and you will be taken to our online registration form.
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When making your online application please pay particular attention to the following:
- Which dates you are hoping to attend
- Your postal address, as this is where the ALS manual will be sent.
- Do you require accommodation? If so, please state:
i. Check-in and check-out dates.
ii. What time you plan to arrive on the first evening.
iii. Are you planning to bring anyone else (e.g. a partner or children)?
iv. Do you need an accessible room (for those with disabilities or special physical needs)?
- Do you have any special dietary needs? If so, please state clearly what they are.
- Do you have any special physical needs? If so, please state clearly what they are.
Once the form is submitted, the organising team will review the form and approve/reject the application. If the application is approved, you will receive an email confirming the approved status of the application.
Cost of ALS (2-days face-to-face training)
Available dates (Please click on the course date to continue the booking):
Instructor Candidate (IC)/Full Instructor(FI):
If you are interested to teach one of the courses above, please go to the link below to apply online as an instructor:
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The courses are held at the following location:
Centre for Health Education
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Instructor Candidate (IC)/Full Instructor(FI)
If you are interested to teach one of the ALS courses, please go to the link below to apply online as an instructor:
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