The RLSS UK Life Support 3 award covers the basics of how to perform CPR, including the diagnosis and treatment for choking, bleeding and shock on an infant, child, and adult casualty. It is designed for instructors and those training regularly regardless of age and can be taken as a separate standalone award or as part of the Survive & Save Award Programme.

Our regulated qualifications are reviewed, recognised and monitored by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales, CCEA in Northern Ireland and accredited by SQA Accreditation in Scotland.

Life Support 3 covers the basics of how to perform CPR, including the diagnosis and treatment for Choking, Bleeding and Shock on an Infant, Child & Adult Casualty.

This award is designed for instructors and those training regularly, there is no minimum age limit. Life Support 3 can be taken as a separate standalone award or as part of the Survive & Save Award Programme.

Who can deliver the Life Support Award?
Lifesaving Instructors (and Tutors)
Trainer Assessors (and higher)

How long does the award take to deliver?
3 hours 10 minutes session (excluding assessment)

What is the teaching ratio?
1 Instructor to 12 candidates

What is the assessing Ratio?
1 Instructor to 4 candidates (maximum)

What can Life Support 3 be used for?
Life Support 3 can be used by Instructors and qualified TA’s to keep their qualifications valid.
Note. Life Support 3 can be used as an equivalent for TA’s rather than completing the NPLQ/ NVBLQ/ OWL qualifications

What’s covered in the award syllabus?

  • Awareness of own safety
  • Turning a casualty onto their back
  • Checking responsiveness
  • Sequence and application of CPR for infant, child, adult, and drowned casualties
  • Managing regurgitation
  • Recovery position
  • Use of a pocket mask
  • Diagnosis and treatment of choking

Optional first aid:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of bleeding
  • Diagnosis and treatment of shock

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