CPR training for schools

Students from Limehurst Academy learning how to do CPR

Less than 1 in 10 people who have a cardiac arrest outside of hospital in the UK survives. With your help we can change that.

Join the Nation of Lifesavers and teach your young people CPR.

How to apply for a free CPR kit

When clicking on the button below, you’ll be taken to our Grant Management System. To apply for your Call Push Rescue kit you will need to:

  1. Register as a ‘new user’
  2. Once registered, log into the Grant Management System and complete a Call Push Rescue application form. 
  3. Once you have submitted an application, look out for an email from us to confirm your application has been successful. 

If you have any problems with your registration or application please feel free to email us at [email protected] or call 0300 333 1333 and we'll be happy to help.

Apply for a free CPR kit

Please take into account that:

  • CPR kits are free for eligible secondary schools, sixth forms and colleges.
  • The training is suitable for students 12 years old and over.
  • Schools can only apply for one CPR kit.
  • One CPR kit will allow you to train 35 pupils at a time and is reusable.
  • No instructor is needed as all of the techniques are taught using videos. All you need is a DVD player and a little space to practise in.

The CPR training kit includes

  • CPR training kit35 reusable inflatable manikins
  • 35 kneeling mats
  • 35 red inflation bags
  • 35 practise-while-watching training DVDs
  • 2 manual inflation pumps
  • cleaning wipes
  • extra manikin replacement parts
  • all contained in 3 handy carry bags

The CPR training kit covers

  1. How and when to perform CPR on an adult or child
  2. Put someone in the recovery position
  3. Use a public access defibrillator

If you're from a primary school

Primary schools are not eligible to a CPR kit because it’s only suitable for students 12 years old and over. However, if teachers would like to demonstrate CPR to a class, there are a few options available to you.

  • Contact your local Heartstart program to see if they’d be interested in coming to your school to talk about life-saving skills.
  • Contact your local fire and rescue or ambulance service to see if they would be happy to visit the school.

If your school is in the Greater Manchester area of England or Scotland, the fire and rescue service in those areas have BHF CPR kits available for use. To find out more information, and locate your closest station, visit the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Manchester Fire and Rescue websites.