QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis (QCF)

We offer the 3 Hour Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis training course at our centre in Hailsham, East Sussex, you can find and book open courses online. We also run ‘on site’ emergency first aid at work courses at your premises or at a local venue of your choice.

Outline of programme

  • 1.1 Assess the scene for danger
  • 1.2 Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness
  • 1.3 Demonstrate how to open a casualty’s airway and check for breathing
  • 1.4 Demonstrate how to place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position
  • 2. Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
  • 2.1 Recognise the need to commence Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • 2.2 Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on a manikin
  • 3. Know how to recognise a casualty with anaphylaxis
  • 3.1 Identify the common triggers for anaphylaxis
  • 3.2 Recognise the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis
  • 3.3 Identify the possible life-threatening features of an anaphylactic reaction
  • 4. Be able to manage a casualty with anaphylaxis
  • 4.1 Administer treatment to a casualty suffering from anaphylaxis including: summoning appropriate emergency assistance, casualty positioning
  • 4.2 Prepare appropriate medication for administration during anaphylaxis treatment
  • 4.3 Identify key features of various adrenaline auto-injectors
  • 4.4 Demonstrate the safe use of an adrenaline auto-injector using training device
  • 4.5 State how to safely dispose of sharps

Qualification overview

This Qualsafe Awards (QA) qualification is for people who want to know how to provide basic life support (BLS) and manage anaphylaxis. The qualification and the learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of The Resuscitation Council (UK) and Skills for Health Assessment Principles for First Aid Qualifications. The content of this qualification has been approved by the Anaphylaxis Campaign.


The aim of the qualification is to enable Learners to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to provide BLS and manage anaphylaxis. Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective BLS and management of anaphylaxis in emergency situations.

Intended audience

This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, at home or in voluntary and community activities, to provide BLS and manage anaphylaxis when dealing with an emergency.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent. Learners must be at least 16 years old on the first day of the qualification.

Requalification requirements

The QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis (QCF) is valid for a period of 1 year, within which time the Learner will need to re-take the qualification and assessments in order to remain qualified.

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