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CPR Training

About out CPR training course

This 2-hour CPR training course provides basic lifesaving skills to someone who may come across an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing. Learn about the different types of CPR, and how to perform it effectively.

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cpr training who is it for

Who is it for?

Anyone wishing to gain basic lifesaving skills and learn how to look after an unresponsive casualty whilst awaiting an ambulance.

cpr training how is it assessed

How is it assessed?

Delegates are continually assessed by our highly experienced St John Cymru trainers in line with current HSE guidelines.

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Upon successful completion of this course, delegates will receive a St John Ambulance Cymru CPR certificate. This CPR qualification is valid for 3 years. After this you will need to take the training again.

When it comes to first aid CPR training, St John Ambulance Cymru is the leading training provider in Wales. In the UK, St John Ambulance is one of the voluntary aid societies (VAS) who are recognised by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) as standard setters for first aid training in accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981. We don't require external accreditation through an Awarding Organisation.

CPR is short for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It is a life saving first aid method where you will be performing chest compressions on an unresponsive casualty. You will usually give 30 compressions, followed by 2 rescue breaths (mouth to mouth). In some situations, you may choose to provide compression only CPR. You might be asking yourself this important question; how deep should chest compressions be? With every compression you will need to have a depth of around 5-6cm. CPR will be needed when cardiac arrests occur. This could be the result of a heart attack, or many other emergency situations.

CPR is also a key component of the chain of survival. The 4 links of this chain are: Early access to emergency help (call 999). Early CPR. Early use of an external automatic defibrillator, also known as a defib or AED. Early advanced life support. That's why performing CPR and providing basic life support (BLS) plays an important role in improving the chances of survival. It is a key component that gives an unresponsive person the best chance of surviving.

St John Ambulance Cymru teaches CPR first aid training across Wales. Use our course finder below or email to find a CPR class near you and book today.

Taking CPR training is great, but there's lots of other useful first skills that you may need in order to save a life. We offer a course in Emergency First Aid at Work as well as a First Aid at Work 3 Day course. Those who wish to have a deeper understanding of first aid should consider taking one of these courses. If you want to be a designated first aider, you will also need to take one of these courses. Knowing CPR will not be enough in many emergency scenarios.

Our dedicated Commercial Training team is standing by and ready to answer any questions you may have. Give them a call on 0345 678 5646. You can also can email on and start your training journey with St John Ambulance Cymru today.

What is covered on our CPR training?

Assess an incident

Manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally

Provide first aid to a casualty with suspected chest pains

Manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally

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