Resuscitation Council (UK)

Frequently asked questions

FAQs for Course centres

ALS, EPALS, NLS, ARNI

ALS, EPALS, NLS

There are strict criteria for becoming an RC (UK) approved course centre.
 
Applications are encouraged from NHS hospitals and allied organisations. Prospective centres should first read the relevant course regulations:

 
A course centre application form must be submitted to the relevant Subcommittee for approval.
 
A course centre is regarded as the administrative centre from which the course is organised rather than the geographical location of where it is delivered or the person organising it.
 
A Course Assessor must assess the first course and they are required to attend every 4 years (or sooner, if necessary) to revalidate the centre.
 
If you have further questions on this process please email  ALS@resus.org.uk, EPALS@resus.org.uk or NLS@resus.org.uk.


ARNI
The centre must already be an NLS approved course centre. Please email  ARNI@resus.org.ukfor further information.

ILS, PILS

No. Only RC (UK) approved course centres can run these courses. You can apply to be approved as a course centre, provided your organisation belongs to one of the following categories: NHS Trusts, Primary Care Trusts, Universities that train healthcare professionals, Private Hospitals and Phase 1 Clinical Trials Units that are inspected by the MHRA. Please note that only the above organisations are all eligible to apply to become course centres. For further information regarding the application process please email ILS@resus.org.uk or PILS@resus.org.uk.

Yes. Dates must be registered on the LMS.

No. There are currently no plans to release the current edition of the course manual in an electronic format.

Yes. All centres must purchase the course manual from the Resuscitation Council (UK) and are not permitted to produce their own manuals.

The manual is available to course centres at a much reduced rate, but in order to offer such a reduction we sell the manual in units of 25 to reduce administrative costs. You can buy less than 25 copies via our publications list, but the cost is higher.

No. We do not give refunds on out-of-date manuals and cannot replace them with the new version.

No. The programme must be run using the standard full day format.

We recommend that adequate records are kept for a minimum of fifteen to eighteen months following the course so that any issues can be dealt with locally. Records should be maintained in line with local policies.

No. You must follow the faculty regulations and the standard programme. Course approval numbers are not issued.

ILS: regulationsprogramme

PILS: regulationsprogramme

Yes. The standard programme is designed for a maximum of 30 candidates. If you have fewer candidates on the course you may adjust the practice time accordingly.

ILS:  programme

PILS:  programme

ILS
Exceptionally able ILS candidates and ALS providers, who have been previously involved in teaching ILS, may be nominated for instructor training by the faculty. For further information regarding the selection criteria for ILSi course candidates and the nomination procedure please email ILS@resus.org.uk.

PILS
Exceptionally able PILS candidates and EPALS providers, who have been previously involved in teaching PILS, may be nominated for instructor training by the faculty. For further information regarding the selection criteria for ILSi course candidates and the nomination procedure please email PILS@resus.org.uk.

Yes. Any RC (UK) registered ILS or PILS course centre can apply to run the ILS Instructor course. Please e-mail ILS@resus.org.uk or PILS@resus.org.uk for further details.

GIC, ILSi

There are strict criteria for becoming an RC (UK) approved GIC course centre.
 
Applications are encouraged from NHS hospitals and allied organisations. Prospective centres should first read the GIC course regulations.
 
A GIC course centre application form must be submitted to the GIC Working Group for approval.
 
A course centre is regarded as the administrative centre from which the course is organised rather than the geographical location of where it is delivered or the person organising it.
 
If you have further questions on this process please email GIC@resus.org.uk

The centre must already be an ILS approved course centre.

Applications are encouraged from NHS hospitals and allied organisations. Prospective centres should first read the ILSi course regulations.

If you have further questions on this process please email ILS@resus.org.uk.