ILS recertification courses are held at centres throughout the UK and are approved and certified by the Resuscitation Council (UK). This ensures a uniformity of content and standard regardless of the centre.
The ILS recertification course is run over half a day and the course programme consists of one lecture, CASDemo, and cardiac arrest and sick patient simulations (i.e. CASTeach).
Assessment and Certification
Assessment is continuous and is guided by the assessment forms provided for each core skill (e.g. initial resuscitation and assessment, and airway management). Copies of the assessment forms should be forwarded to the candidate with their manual.
Successful candidates receive a Resuscitation Council (UK) ILS provider certificate, which is valid for one year.
Candidates must have a current ILS manual.Candidates are expected to have prepared for the course by reading the manual. Some centres may send candidates an MCQ paper which support candidate learning.