CPR Training

CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) saves lives. 

For every minute that passes without receiving CPR or having a defibrillator used on them, their chances of survival decrease by 10% every minute.

Starting CPR as soon as possible gives the person the best chance of a good outcome after cardiac arrest.

We work in communities across Scotland to empower as many people as possible to learn how they can save someone’s life with CPR.

Our local teams of volunteers provide free training to groups, schools and workplaces, and at drop-in sessions in communities across the country.

Want to help save lives in your community? Become a St John Scotland CPR volunteer

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Looking for training in your area? Search our CPR events or contact us to arrange training for your group, school or workplace 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Visit our News and Events page to search for upcoming CPR training. If we don’t have anything in your area, you can find details of training run by other organisations through Save a Life for Scotland.

Yes, please get in touch and we’ll put you in contact with your local team of volunteers.

We provide CPR training free of charge, but we welcome donations to cover the costs of equipment, training and support for volunteers.

Our CPR training is not a certified course so we don’t provide certificates – but it’s an opportunity for you to learn the very simple skills you need to save someone’s life.

More information about CPR

For more information about CPR, visit the Save a Life for Scotland website.

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