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Sudden Cardiac Arrest eLearning

UK Coaching Learning Team

This free life-saving eLearning course is packed with immersive and scenario-based learning, practical information and tips to help you respond quickly and appropriately to a sudden cardiac arrest


Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) could happen to anyone, at any time, with approximately 60,000 SCAs happening within the community every year in the UK. 12 each week are under the age of 35. Only 1 in 10 survive. If effective action is taken within the first minute, this can treble the chances of survival.

This eLearning, which is also part of our free life-saving digital learning toolkit, will help you plan and respond appropriately to an SCA and incorporates:

  • practical information and tips
  • high quality immersive videos, including an interview with SCA survivor Fabrice Muamba (former professional footballer) and Martin Johnson CBE (former England rugby union captain and team manager)
  • hands-on interactive learning
  • an optional 60-second lifesaver challenge to put your knowledge and skills to the test.

It has been developed in collaboration with Resuscitation Council UK, St John Ambulance and Joe Humphries Memorial Trust, and funded by Sport England.

After completing the course you will be able to download your certificate of completion.

The course has been awarded 1/2 a CPD point by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

When you enrol on this eLearning course, you will also automatically gain access to our Sudden Cardiac Arrest Digital Learning Toolkit, which is packed with lots of other life-saving resources.

This course will help you to explore:

  • what is sudden cardiac arrest
  • how to plan for a sudden cardiac arrest emergency
  • who can suffer a sudden cardiac arrest
  • how to respond appropriately.

Full course details

  • Anyone involved in sports and physical activity including coaches, personal trainers, club organisers, referees, volunteers, parents, participants and spectators.

  • This course takes approximately 30 minutes. There is no pressure to complete it in one go: there is no limit, and you can come back to the course at any point. You will be able to access it whenever you want, at a time that fits in with your lifestyle. We'd also like to encourage you to regularly refresh your learning to help remind you of the steps you can take to improve someone's chance of survival.

  • You have access to the course for 12 months after enrolment.

  • Our experienced advisors are on hand should you need any help with navigating through this course. 

  • For the best experience, we recommend you complete this course on a desktop. It is also mobile-responsive, so can be completed on a mobile device.

    This module includes sound so please ensure that you have sound enabled on your device and, if required, your headphones plugged in.

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What do other people think of the course?

I am really impressed with how relevant the stories are and how the use of CPR and AED is encouraged, without making it look like it would be difficult to do. Doing CPR and using an AED is easy, and this course shows that.

A good course, well structured and easy to understand.

Well put together, with a good range of practical tips and interactive use.

This course is pitched really well to engage and motivate people to do something really positive.