For Candidates

Does RCUK recognise European Resuscitation Council, Australian Resuscitation Council and American Heart Association qualifications?

  • The ERC courses are recognised and accepted as equivalent by the RCUK.
  • The RCUK only recognises the ARC's ALS and ILS courses as equivalent.
  • Currently, the AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) courses ar

Am I eligible to attend an RCUK course?

Advanced Life Support [ALS] course:

If you are a healthcare professional who would be expected to apply the skills taught as part of your clinical duties, or to teach them on a regular basis, you are eligible to participate on the ALS course. Appropriate applicants include doctors, nurses working in critical care areas (e.g. ED, CCU, ICU, HDU, operating theatres, acute medical admissions units), paramedics, ICU outreach teams or in the resuscitation/medical emergency team.