ILS - Immediate Life Support

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Course information

Date: 18 December 2017

Location: Postgraduate Medical Institute, Michael Salmon Building, Anglia Ruskin University, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1SQ

Cost: £200 per person

How to register

Self-funded applicants: register and pay in our online store. We'll send confirmation to you on receipt of your application.

NHS-funded applicants: to book, please contact your education leads.


The ILS course will meet the needs of those who need more advanced skills than taught during Basic Life Support (BLS), but who do not require the more comprehensive Advanced Life Support (ALS) Provider Course. 

It's been developed in order to standardise much of the in-hospital training undertaken already by resuscitation training officers (RTOs). 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.

Course content

The course is run over one day and consists of lectures and practical stations. Assessment is continuous in nature. Candidates who successfully complete the course will receive a Resuscitation Council (UK) ILS Certificate valid for one year. The ILS course is recognised for up to five continuing professional development (CPD) points. Exceptionally able candidates may be nominated for ILS training by the faculty.

Who is this course suitable for?

The ILS course is suitable for doctors, medical students, nurses, nursing students, midwives, healthcare providers such as physiotherapists, dentist and ambulance technicians. It may also be suitable for fire service technicians, police personnel and prison officers.


To enquire and for further information on attending an ILS course or a bespoke ILS course, please contact Jennifer Pym.
Tel: 01245 684150