Advanced Life Support (ALS)
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
Those who successfully complete this course will be awarded a Provider Certificate by the accrediting body, the Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK). This is valid for 4 years and the certificate is recognised worldwide, in every ALSG approved country. 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.
Please read our centre’s statement position on Coronavirus (COVID 19) here, if you have any concerns.
Please note: when you click “Book Now” you will be redirected to our legacy website (paediatric-training.com). As this website is currently under development, we are using our legacy website to take bookings.
Please note that spaces are offered on a first-come-first-served basis.
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)
*Delegates residing within CSTC’s (Central Scotland Training Center) catchment area (Greater Glasgow) may be eligible for a community discount on their course fee (up to 10%)
Available dates (Please click on the course date to continue the booking):
The courses are held at the following location:
Central Scotland Training Centre
1455 Maryhill Road, Glasgow G20 9AA, First Floor
Click here for venue details