CPR training for schools

Limehurst Academy perform life saving CPR

Fewer than 1 in 10 people who have an out of hospital cardiac arrest in the UK currently survive. By having CPR taught in your school you can help create a nation of life savers and change that.

If you are a teacher working in a secondary school, a parent or school governor, or you are a pupil or student aged 12 or older, find out more about how you can have live saving skills taught in your school.

How to apply for a free CPR kit if you are a teacher

If you teach children aged 12 years or older or work in a secondary school, complete our online Call Push Rescue application form today. If your school is eligible, we will be in touch about how you can receive your kit.

If you'd like more information please email us or call 0300 333 1333 and we'll be happy to help. 

APPLY FOR YOUR KIT

To apply to have a free CPR kit, your school must:

What does the CPR kit contain?

All CPR kits are reusable and include cleaning wipes and replacement airways. Further consumables can be ordered from Laerdal's website. No instructor is needed, and all of the techniques are covered by the CVD provided.

All Call Push Rescue kits include:

  • 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 training DVD features how and when to perform CPR on an adult or child; how to put someone in the recovery position; and how to use a public access defibrillator.

APPLY FOR YOUR KIT 

How to get CPR taught if you’re a parent or governor

If you have a child being taught at secondary school, or you are a school governor interested in having CPR taught at your school, please share this webpage with your school’s teaching staff and ask them to apply for a free CPR kit online using the link above or via the shortened link: www.bhf.org.uk/CPRkits.

How to learn CPR if you’re a student

If you are a pupil or student at a secondary school aged 12 or older and want life saving skills taught at your school, please share this webpage with your teacher and ask them to apply for a free CPR kit using the link above or via the shortened link: www.bhf.org.uk/CPRkits.

How to get CPR taught if you’re not eligible for a free CPR kit

Primary schools are not eligible for CPR kits as they’re only suitable for students aged 12 years and older. If you are a teacher who would like to demonstrate CPR to your class, you can:

  • 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.

Community groups interested in having CPR taught can visit our CPR training for communities webpage to find out more details