Resuscitation Council ILS course

The ILS course has been developed in order to standardise much of the in-hospital training undertaken already by resuscitation officers. Its aim is to train healthcare personnel in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, simple airway management and safe defibrillation (manual and/or AED), enabling them to manage patients in cardiac arrest until arrival of a cardiac arrest team and to participate as members of that team.

Pre-course preparation

The course is run over one day and consists of lectures and practical stations. The manual is forwarded two weeks before the start of the course and the candidate is advised to study this thoroughly. Assessment on the course is continuous in nature and copies of the pre-course MCQ forms are forwarded to the candidate with their manual.

Course dates 

We offer one course every month/ Each course runs from 9am to 6pm.

Cost of the ILS Course

The cost of the ILS course at Circle Bath is £125 + VAT.

The cost of the course includes course materials, tea and coffee. Lunch can be purchased on site at the deli bar, or candidates are welcome to bring their own if preferred.

For further information, please contact Sarah Blake, Resuscitation Officer and Clinical Skills Trainer at sarah.blake@circlebath.co.uk


What professions can attend the course:

  • Doctors in hospital/community
  • Medical students
  • Nurses in hospital/community
  • Nursing students
  • Midwives
  • Operating department practitioners
  • Cardiac technicians
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Radiographers
  • Resuscitation officers
  • Dentists
  • Dental nurses
  • Ambulance paramedics/technicians
  • Fire service technicians
  • Police officers
  • Prison officers
  • Air stewards
  • Other professions that are registered with a professional body