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Course content and delivery options of Heartstart UK at your school

The HUK course is flexible and can be delivered as a 'Complete HUK Course' recommended for year 6 and above, or as a 'Staged/age related programme', recommended for pupils aged 5 and over.

If you cannot find the recommended time for the course, or want to give the course more time, you can adjust it. You will also have your HUK schools training pack to assist you.

Complete HUK course - recommended year 6 and above

LESSON TIME CONTENT SUMMARY
1 40 - 60 minutes Introduction
  • Aims of course and chain of survival
  • The conscious casualty
  • Checking for danger
  • Checking for response
  • Making a 999 call
2 40 - 60 minutes The unconscious casualty
  • Shouting for help
  • Opening the airway
  • Checking for normal breathing
  • Recovery position
  • Getting help
3 40 - 60 minutes Cardiac Arrest (1)
  • Checking for normal breathing
  • Chest compressions
4 40 - 60 minutes Cardiac Arrest (2)
  • Rescue breathing
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
5 40 - 60 minutes Suspected heart attack
  • Heart attack warning signs
  • Dealing with a suspected heart attack
  • Choking
  • Recognition of choking
  • Back blows
  • Abdominal thrusts
  • Choking in infants and children
  • Serious bleeding
  • Dealing with serious bleeding
  • Pressure and elevation
6 40 - 60 minutes Revision
  • Focus on lessons 1 - 4
  • scenarios

The staged/age-related programme recommended for pupils aged 5 and over. The target age ranges are guidance only.

SESSION TARGET AGE TIME CONTENT
LEVEL 1 AGES 5 - 8
Session 1 5 - 6 Minimum 40 minutes The conscious casualty
Session 2 7 - 8 Minimum 40 minutes The unconscious casualty
LEVEL 2 AGES 8 - 11
Session 3 8 - 9 Minimum 40 minutes Serious bleeding
Session 4 9 - 11 Minimum 40 minutes Choking
Session 4 9 - 11 Minimum 40 minutes Heart attack
LEVEL 3 AGES 11 - 14
Session 6 11 - 14 Minimum 40 minutes Cardiac Arrest (1)
  • Chest compression
Session 7 11 - 14 Minimum 40 minutes Cardiac Arrest (1)
  • Rescue breathing
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)