The Immediate Life Support course was developed in response to a demand from healthcare professionals who may have to act as first responders and treat patients in cardiac arrest until the arrival of a cardiac arrest team.
The ILS course is open to any healthcare professional and/or to anyone who may have to act as first responder in a professional setting. This course is suitable for doctors, medical students, nurses, nursing students, midwives, healthcare providers such as physiotherapists, dentist and ambulance technicians. It may also be suitable for fire service technicians, police personnel and prison officers.
Awarding body recommended preparation time for this course is at least 2 weeks. If course placement is booked less than 4 weeks from the course date, it is done at the candidate’s/booker’s own risk.
If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact the course administrator to discuss it further BEFORE registering your application through the booking website, as any fees paid may be non-refundable, once the booking has been made.
Prior qualifications, training or experience required
Basic Life Support (BLS) training is recommended.
Method of course delivery
This course is delivered in two formats:
- ILS comprises of 2 days of face-to-face training.
- e-ILS comprises of 1 day of e-learning followed by 1 day of face-to-face training.
We run the both versions. The validity of the certificate is the same.
*On-site team training also available after request. Click here to get in touch.
ILS/e-ILS Assesment and certification
Assessment is continuous and is guided by the assessment forms provided for each core skill (e.g. initial resuscitation and assessment, and airway management). Copies of the assessment forms should be forwarded to the candidate with their manual. Successful candidates receive a Resuscitation Council (UK) ILS provider certificate, which is valid for one year. The ILS/e-ILS course is recognised for up to 5 continuing professional development (CPD) points.