Resuscitation Council (UK)

Frequently asked questions

PILS course candidates

The PILS Course is appropriate for the following candidates: doctors, medical students (final year), nurses, health visitors, school nurses, nursing students (final year), midwives, ODPs, cardiac technicians, resuscitation officers, physiotherapists, dentists, dental nurses, ambulance technicians/paramedics.

The PILS course addresses the needs of staff who need more advanced skills than those taught during basic life support (BLS), but who do not require the more comprehensive two-day European Paediatric Advanced Life Support (EPALS) course.

The provider certificate is valid for 1 year from the date of your course.

Contact your course centre; they will provide you with a replacement certificate.

You may recertify by attending the 1-day PILS course or the half-day PILS recertification course. The half-day recertification course is not recommended if more than one year has passed since your certificate expiry date.
You have one year from the expiry date of your certificate within which to recertify.

Yes. Candidates attending the course may claim five points.

Faculty teaching on the course may also claim five points but no more than ten points in any one year.

If you have any further queries regarding CPD please contact your Royal College.

If the FAQs do not address your clinical enquiry submit your query using the contact form providing clear and full details. Enquiries are forwarded to the most appropriate clinician and are answered as soon as is practical.
The payment of any course fees is a contract between the candidate and course centre. The Resuscitation Council (UK) has no jurisdiction over the payment and/or potential refund of fees. Complaints regarding fees should be made directly to the course centre.
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