Immediate Life Support (ILS)

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to recognise and manage the patient in cardiac arrest following the advanced life support algorithm. Instruction is given in basic life support, airway management and safe use of the manual defibrillator and/or automated external defibrillator (AED).   

Accrediting Body

Resuscitation Council (UK)


Target Group

Recommended for registered nursing staff in ED, CCU, ICU, SDU and outreach team.  Hospital at night practitioners.  MTO2 and above employed in Clinical Measurement.


The ILS course is run over one day.

Half day update sessions are available to those who need to re-certify.



Candidates are subject to continual assessment throughout the session and are required to be competent at cardiopulmonary resuscitation, safe defibrillation and management of the patient in cardiac arrest.  Successful completion of the session results in the candidate being issued with a certificate from the Resuscitation Council (UK).




£60.00 for the half day ILS re-certification

Course dates


2020 dates are for UHDB Staff ONLY

Full course   
  21 October 2019 (FULL)
  21 November 2019 (FULL)                                                                                                           
  5 December 2019 (FULL)
  10 January 2020
  17 February 2020
  19 March 2020
  15 April 2020
  27 May 2020
  5 June 2020
  13 July 2020
  19 August 2020
  14 September 2020
  8 October 2020
  30 November 2020
  11 December 2020
Recertification course                                   
  16 January 2020, 9.00 – 12.30pm
  10 February 2020, 1.00 – 4.30pm
  12 March 2020, 1.00 – 4.30pm
  20 April 2020, 9.00 – 12.30pm
  22 May 2020, 1.00 – 4.30pm
  22 June 2020, 1.00 – 4.30pm
  1 July 2020, 9.00 – 12.30pm
  3 August 2020, 9.00 – 12.30pm
  11 September 2020, 9.00 – 12.30pm
  8 October 2020, 1.00 – 4.30pm
  18 November 2020, 1.00 – 4.30pm
  17 December 2020, 9.00 – 12.30pm


Book your place

To book a place please email with Immediate Life Support in the title.

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