heartstart training

Objectives of training

Participants will gain an awareness of how to handle the 5 most likely emergency situations, including CPR, Recovery Position, Serious Bleeding, Choking and Suspected Heart Attack.

The practical part of the training will include using a choking vest, a defibrillation training unit, as well as CPR models - both infant and baby size. Participants will also be shown video clips from the British Heart Foundation Heartstart programme.

Session Details

This training can be delivered to local out of school care networks, clusters of services or individual groups. The maximum number of participants is 20 and the minimum is 12.

The training requires a suitable space to give participants enough room to use the training models, as well as watch the video clips. It is not essential that you have the required IT equipment to show the DVD clips as SOSCN can provide these, however, for larger groups we would require somewhere to project onto; such as a screen or white wall.

The session lasts 2 hours and can be delivered in the evening, or at weekends, subject to availability. The trainer will require access to the training location 30 minutes prior to the session starting in order to set up.

How to Book

This training is free, however, services may be required to pay travel costs if, for example, car hire or an overnight stay is required. This can vary from approx. £75 to £200 based on location.

If you are interested in having Heartstart training delivered locally (single service or multiple services) then please contact Greig Cavanagh via email: greig.cavanagh@soscn.org or by phone: 0141 564 1284.

Bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis.


Our Heartstart training is a gentle, light and risk assessed programme, nevertheless, when participating in any activity, there can be a possibility of physical injury. Although that risk is very low for this training, participants must sign in to agree that they are choosing to voluntarily participate at entirely their own risk and that SOSCN is therefore not liable from any and all claims or causes of action arising from their participation in this training. Participants will be given the opportunity to read the disclaimer before the start of the session and asked to print and sign their name to confirm they agree to the terms of the disclaimer.

last updated: 29/11/2023