CPR training for schools
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.
Help us create a nation of life savers across the UK by teaching your young people CPR.
How to apply for a free CPR kit
Fill in our Are you an eligible school? form. If eligible, we'll be in touch with information on how to get your kit.
If you'd like more information please email us or call 0300 333 1333 and we'll be happy to help.
See if your school's eligible
Please take into account that:
- CPR kits are free for eligible secondary schools.
- The training is suitable for students 12 years old and over.
- Schools can only apply for one CPR kit.
- Your kit is reusable and comes with cleaning wipes and replacement airways. Any further consumables can be purchased from Laerdal's website.
- 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.
If you're a community group you can get your kit on our CPR training for communities webpage.
What's in the CPR training kit?
Our Call Push Rescue training kit includes:
- reusable inflatable manikins
- kneeling mats
- red inflation bags
- practise-while-watching training DVDs
- 2 manual inflation pumps
- cleaning wipes
- extra manikin replacement parts
- all contained in handy carry bags.
The CPR training kit covers
- How and when to perform CPR on an adult or child
- Put someone in the recovery position
- Use a public access defibrillator
SEE IF YOUR SCHOOL'S ELIGIBLe for a kit
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.