DAN Basic Life Support (BLS)


DAN Basic Life Support course represents entry-level training designed to educate persons in providing Basic Life Support techniques to adult victims with life threatening injuries, while activating the local medical services.


  • Knowledge Development – Once you have signed up for the course, we will provide you with a digital CD manual to read and complete the relevant knowledge reviews before your practical training
  • Classroom and practical training.  At the end of this programme participants will cover areas including the following plus many others:
    • Basic Anatomy and Physiology
    • Recognise danger and perform a Scene Safety Assessment
    • Protect themselves against cross infection
    • Chest compressions and ventilations
    • The advantage of oxygen during resuscitation
    • Providing care for choking
    • The function of the blood
    • Provide care for (severe) external bleeding
    • Recognising and treating shock
    • Name at least 3 causes of shock


Student level:

  • A DAN Basic Life Support provider or equivalent qualification is required

Instructor level:

    • The Instructor Candidate must have completed the Instructor Qualification course (IQC) and:
  • Be a certified and active scuba diving Instructor (or Divemaster/Assistant Instructor with current CPR training)
  • Be a current DAN Basic Life Support provider
  • Have current training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Have documentation of first aid training
  • Be a current DAN Member


Provider course – €129

Instructor course €189*


** includes materials and certification. 

*A DAN instructor must pay a one-off €85.00 for an Instructor Qualification Course with the first instructor course undertaken.

Time commitment 

4 hours