Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training

Working alongside doctors, nurses and paramedics from all over the country, Welsh Hearts aims to equip people with vital emergency and life-saving skills. Including training on how to safely use a defibrillator – the important knowledge and actions that could save a life, - we regularly see the incredible difference that bystanders can make to patient survival.

We offer free CPR and defibrillator training to schools, sports clubs and communities all over Wales and all training is delivered by qualified professionals who are practicing in Wales. For club and community training sessions children 10 years old and above are welcome to attend with their parents.

Despite the petition (P-04-396) calling on the Welsh Assembly to introduce emergency life support skills as part of the national curriculum, there are no current plans for its inclusion, so Welsh Hearts have been delivering this unique training project in schools and communities across Wales. With the expertise of medical professionals such as anaesthetic and intensive care doctors (who use these skills everyday), we are are providing a unique and essential program acessible to everyone in Wales.


Hour-long sessions provide a thorough understanding of basic life support, with a special focus on the science behind life support which has stimulated an interest in the health service. By passing on our experience and skills we will give the students the confidence to deal with medical emergencies and ultimately help in saving lives.

(Based on 3 volunteer medic trainers)

  • Each session last about 1 hour
  • Typically classes of 15-20
  • Morning sessions – several classes can be provided
  • Science behind CPR taught
  • Hands on skills
  • Public Access Defibrillator training



  • Teaching by experienced health care professionals
  • Life saving skills
  • Free service
  • Engraining a sense of personal responsibility for the well-being of others
  • Unique to Wales
  • Good fun!


For more details or to arrange a session, please contact us.



We’ve designed and supplied the following documents that you can print out and use in promoting this project in your local school.

Defibrillator application form

If your company or organisation would like Welsh Hearts to help facilitate a training session in your area, then please contact us on 029 2240 2670.

Corporate Health and Awareness Training Courses

With 2,800 sudden cardiac arrests happening outside hospital in Wales, defibrillators are essential pieces of equipment to save lives. To ensure people are able to act confidently and without hesitation in an emergency, Welsh Hearts are offering free health and awareness training courses for your organisation. You and your staff will get hands-on experience from medical professionals who are actually working in Wales, using state of the art equipment, in order to learn how to lead a healthy life and how to save a life in an emergency.

Training will include:

  • CPR and defibrillator use.
  • Blood pressure and cholesterol testing.
  • Relaxation.


For further information, please contact 029 2240 2670 or email

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