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Immediate Life Support Training (RCUK Approved)

Please note; this course is also available as an e-ILS (where candidates are expected to access ILS videos and lectures, and complete an online quiz before attending the practical course), and a 1/2 day ILS recertification course (for candidates who currently hold an ILS certificate that is due to expire).

Course Overview

Resuscitation Consultancy Medical Services is a registered course centre with Resuscitation Council UK, and a provider of RCUK certified courses.

The ILS course trains individuals in the skills of initial assessment of the sick patient and provides knowledge and education in the causes and prevention of cardiopulmonary arrest.

Course content is in accordance with the current UK resuscitation guidelines. Substantive manuals are provided pre-course to enable candidates to develop core knowledge.

Delegates who successfully complete the course will be given a Resuscitation Council UK ILS certificate valid for 1 year, as well as 5CME points / 5 hours of verifiable CPD.

Half-day ILS refresher courses are also available for those who can provide evidence that they have attended a full ILS course or refresher within the past year.

Learning Outcomes


  • Identify the causes and promote the prevention of cardiopulmonary arrest.
  • Recognise and treat the deteriorating patient using the ABCDE approach.
  • Undertake the skills of quality CPR and defibrillation (manual and/or AED) and simple airway manoeuvres.
  • Utilise non-technical skills to facilitate initial leadership and effective team membership.

Course Length:
At least 1 day

Course Assessment:
Assessment is continuous

Course Structure & Programme

The ILS course makes use of various teaching methods. Training is delivered by lectures, interactive workshops, skill stations and role-play.

Practical Stations:

  • The ABCDE approach
  • Initial resuscitation and defibrillation
  • Airway management and adjuncts
  • Targeted training
  • Cardiac arrest simulation teach and test

The causes and prevention of cardiac arrest and the ALS algorithm

For further course information, please follow the link below to RCUK website

Frequently Asked Questions

The Immediate Life Support (ILS) course, approved by the RCUK, is for professionals who are not ILS trained. The course is designed to provide healthcare providers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to provide immediate care to patients in emergency situations.

Our Immediate Life Support courses are designed for healthcare providers who are not advanced care practitioners, including Nurses, Paramedics, and other healthcare professionals. The course is also suitable for medical students who wish to improve their clinical skills and knowledge.

An ILS certification provides healthcare providers with the necessary skills and knowledge to provide immediate care to patients in emergency situations. It also enhances their clinical skills and improves patient outcomes.

An ILS certification is valid for one year.  Healthcare providers must complete a refresher course before the certification expiry date to maintain their certification.

Assessment for ILS courses is through continuous assessment.  Participants must achieve the learning outcomes inline with RCUK guidance.

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    Phone: 0333 0122 999

    86 Forest Walk
    Buckley, Flintshire
    CH7 3AR