Immediate Life Support Instructor Course (ILSi)

ILSi is a specialist Instructor course that gives Candidates the skills to become an Instructor in Immediate Life Support (ILS) and Paediatric Immediate Life Support (PILS).

These skills can then be used to teach fellow healthcare professionals at ILS and PILS courses.

Eligibility criteria

The only way to take an ILSi course is to be recommended as a Candidate with Instructor Potential (IP) while attending an ILS course. If you are recommended, you will be sent an invitation to take a course. Once you’ve opted into taking an ILSi course, we will provide you with the next steps and what you need to do. ILSi must be taken within one year of the date of the provider course.

Candidates should have attended a Resuscitation Council ILS course.

Method of course delivery
  • ILSi comprises of 1 day of face-to-face training.
ILSi Assessment and certification

Continuous assessment occurs throughout the ILSi course. Upon successful completion of the course, Candidates will receive a Resuscitation Council UK ILS Instructor certificate. Certified Instructors will also receive complementary Associate Membership of Resuscitation Council UK, which provides a variety of benefits. Newly qualified (IC) Instructors will be supported and assessed on the first two courses they teach, to consolidate what has been learnt on the ILSi course. This course is recognised as continuing professional development (CPD) by the Medical, Dental and Nursing Royal Colleges and Health Care Professional Council.

During the one-day course, candidates will learn about what is needed to deliver an ILS and PILS course, learning and practicing key skills and facilitating teaching simulations. The course consists of lectures, skill stations and simulation teaching sessions.

ILSi teaches the knowledge and skills required to:

    • understand the nature of teaching and learning;
    • understand the needs of individual learners;
    • understand the awareness of the four domains of learning;
    • undertake the various types of teaching sessions on the provider courses.

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 ILSi teaching material will be sent.
  • 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.

Available Dates:

Coming soon

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:

Click here to apply online

The courses are held at the following location:

Centre for Health Education
United Kingdom.

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