The ILSi Process

ILSi is not open to applications in the same way our other courses are.

Instead, our future Instructors are found when they’re Candidates on one of our ILS courses. Our Course Directors and Faculty identify Candidates who they feel would make excellent Instructors and recommend them as having Instructor potential (IP). Those Candidates then receive a letter inviting them to book a place on an ILSi course.

ILSi teaches the knowledge and skills required to:

  • understand the nature of teaching and learning;
  • understand the needs of individual learners;
  • understand the awareness of the four domains of learning;
  • undertake the various types of teaching sessions on the provider courses.

ILSi must be taken within one year of the date of the provider course. 

This day-long course consists of lectures, skill stations and simulation teaching sessions. The course will take place in a Resuscitation Council UK Course Centre. 

All of our Course Centres are approved and certified by Resuscitation Council UK. Courses are run by dedicated and qualified Instructors, who have taken an RCUK Instructor course to guarantee that our courses are uniform and the content remains the same across our Course Centres.

Pre course preparation:

Candidates will receive a copy of the Pocket Guide to Teaching for Clinical Instructors, as well as teaching materials and assessment forms at least four weeks prior to the course, which they must read in preparation for the course. They should use the materials to prepare for their allocated teaching session that will take place during the course.


During the one-day course, Candidates will learn about what is needed to deliver an ILS and PILS course, learning and practicing key skills and facilitating teaching simulations.

Download the full programme 

Assessment and certification:

Continuous assessment occurs throughout the ILSi course. Upon successful completion of the course, Candidates will receive a Resuscitation Council UK ILS Instructor certificate.

Certified Instructors will also receive complementary Associate Membership of Resuscitation Council UK, which provides a variety of benefits.

Newly qualified (IC) Instructors will be supported and assessed on the first two courses they teach, to consolidate what has been learnt on the ILSi course.

This course is recognised as continuing professional development (CPD) by the Medical, Dental and Nursing Royal Colleges and Health Care Professional Council. Please contact your registering body for further information.

The only way to take an ILSi course is to be recommended as a Candidate with Instructor Potential (IP) while attending an ILS course. 

If you are recommended, we will send you an invitation to take a course. Once you’ve opted in to taking an ILSi course, we will provide you with the next steps and what you need to do.

Yes. Candidates attending the course may claim 15 CPD points.

Faculty teaching on the course may also claim points, but can claim no more than 10 CPD in any one year.

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


No, CPD points are not available for this Instructor course.


ERC Instructor:

Yes. Please submit a new support ticket (link above) and attach a copy of your current Instructor certificate for verification of your qualification, and we will then provide course materials and access to the RCUK LMS. It is advisable to observe a course prior to teaching.

ARC Instructor:

As an ARC Instructor, you may only teach on ALS courses. Please submit a new support ticket and attach a copy of your current instructor certificate for verification of qualification, and we will then provide course materials and access to the RCUK LMS. It is advisable to observe an ALS course prior to undertaking up to two teaching practices as an Instructor Candidate.


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Course Availability

You can book one of the many courses in the UK shown in the list below by contacting the Course Centre organiser. The cost for a Candidate place will vary based on the Course Centre.

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Birmingham Specialist Medical and Resuscitation Training Ltd. Tuesday
28 May. '24
Paul McVittie

Candidates: places available

Rochester A&A Training and Consultancy Ltd Thursday
30 May. '24
A&A Training and Consultancy Ltd

Candidates: places available

Gloucester Heart Safe Consultancy & Training Ltd. Tuesday
4 Jun. '24
Heart Safe Consultancy & Training

Candidates: places available
Faculty: required

Wrexham Wrexham Maelor Hospital Tuesday
4 Jun. '24
Louise Jones

Candidates: places available

Runcorn Warrington & Halton Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust Friday
21 Jun. '24
Sarah Sumner

Candidates: places available