RCUK ILS Training (Open Course)


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Resuscitation Council UK Accredited Immediate Life Support Course

Immediate Life Support (ILS) was originally developed by Resuscitation Council UK in 2002 and is designed to provide healthcare providers with essential skills for managing patients in cardiac arrest or experiencing other medical emergencies.

Since then it has become the most popular Resuscitation Council UK course with around 100,000 people trained in ILS every year.

The course offers comprehensive training in the treatment of deteriorating patients using the ABCDE approach, as well as managing a cardiac arrest resuscitation, including the use of defibrillators and airway management, until the arrival of a cardiac arrest team or emergency services.


With a comprehensive combination of:

  • Pre-Course Manual
  • Lectures
  • Skill Stations and
  • Cardiac Arrest Simulation Teaching (CASTeach)

the ILS course provides a variety of skills; from managing a deteriorating patient, identifying causes, and effectively treating cardiac arrest, to improving abilities as both a team member and team leader.

The ILS qualification is recognised by the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC), giving you the freedom to use your lifesaving skills in other countries.


During the one-day course, you will develop the skills to:

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


Who is the course for?

The Resuscitation Council accredited ILS course is suitable for doctors, medical students, nurses, nursing students, midwives, paramedics and student paramedics, physiotherapists, dentistry professionals and other health and care professionals. It may also be suitable for fire service technicians, police personnel and prison officers.


Course Structure and Programme:

This is a one-day course and will take place in a Course Centre.

The Resuscitation Council use evidence-based guidelines and cutting-edge research to create our courses. Courses are then delivered by Resuscitation Council approved and qualified Instructors. This guarantees that the courses are uniform, and the content remains the same across all our Course Centres delivering the accredited course.


Pre-course preparation:

Candidates receive their ILS manual two weeks before the start of the course. Candidates are expected to have prepared for the course by reading the manual and completing the pre-course multiple-choice question (MCQ) paper.



This course consists of lectures, skill stations and cardiac arrest simulations (CASTeach)


Assessment and certification:

Assessment is continuous throughout the course and is guided by the assessment forms provided for each core skill. Copies of the assessment forms will be forwarded to the candidate with their manual.

Successful Candidates receive a Resuscitation Council UK ILS provider certificate, which is valid for one year.

This course is recognised as continuing professional development (CPD) by the Medical, Dental and Nursing Royal Colleges and Health Care Professional Council. Please contact your registering body for further information.

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