12 Lead ECG Basics

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A 1-Day intensive 12 Lead ECG Training Course covering all the fundamentals involved in accurately recording and interpreting ECGs. Held at our specially designed training facility in Stockton.

Book your spot below or contact us for a discount when you book both the Basic Course and the Advanced Course together!

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What is a 12 Lead ECG Basics Training Course?

The 1-Day 12 Lead ECG Basics Training Course is an intensive in-person course, designed to equip you with the thorough knowledge, skills and confidence to competently carry out ECG recordings, assessments and basic interpretations.

Electrocardiograms, also known as ECGs (and sometimes EKGs), are vital non-invasive procedures used across all types of healthcare settings. It’s a diagnostic tool, used to determine the rate, rhythm and electrical activity of the heart.

Our Basic ECG Course guides you through understanding the fundamentals involved in ECGs and their clinical applications, before showing you how to properly record an ECG to obtain high-quality readings. We’ll go through the common challenges you might face when carrying out ECGs while on the job, and how to work around these to ensure every reading is the best it can be.

We’ll then explore interpretations of these readings, covering the basic principles of electrophysiology. You’ll develop the fundamentals needed to read an ECG report and develop the ability to recognise heart rhythms and signs of arrhythmia.

Held at our specialist training facility in Stockton-on-Tees, this ECG Course is the perfect starting point for anyone already working in the healthcare industry or those with an interest in ECG recordings and interpretation. It’s a valuable skill that will be used across an expanse of job roles, so what are you waiting for? Book your spot on our Basic ECG Course today!

Who is the Basic ECG Course designed for?

We’ve taken the time to ensure that our Basic ECG Course is suitable for all skill and education levels; from absolute beginners who have never seen an ECG before to experienced healthcare professionals looking to brush up on their skills or stay up to date with new tech!

The course is ideal for any Healthcare worker. It’s an intensive 1-day course that meets the needs of students and newly registered Nurses or Paramedics, as well as Emergency Medical Technicians, Voluntary Aid Society Responders, First Responders, Health Care Assistants and many more.

Additionally, our Basic ECG Course will be of particular interest to Registered Health Professionals, like Pharmacists and Physiotherapists entering the urgent or primary care sectors with responsibility for assessing, referring, treating, or discharging service users with medical conditions.

Not sure if our 12 Lead ECG Course is right for you? Get in touch! Our helpful team will happily point you in the right direction and answer any questions you might have.

What do I need to take part in the Basic ECG Course?

There are no strict requirements for our 12 Lead ECG Course. You don’t need any particular qualifications or experience to book a place on our training course. However, we do recommend that delegates are already employed in a healthcare field or studying towards a healthcare qualification.

We recommend you have an interest in ECGs in general or are looking to work in a field that requires a working knowledge and understanding of both recording ECGs and understanding ECG readings.

Not sure whether you’re the right person for this course? No problem, our helpful team are on hand to answer any questions you may have! Just give us a call on 01642 265220 today.

What do I get for completing the ECG Basics Course?

Upon completion of this ECG Course, you’ll receive a certificate of attendance that proves you’ve completed an ECG Course delivered by expert medical training professionals. This certificate proves you’ve gained an understanding of the basic techniques involved in recording and interpreting ECGs.

What will I learn on an ECG Basics Training Course?

While we call this our ECG Basics course, it’s not basic in any sense of the word! We’ll go into detail every step of the way, teaching you everything you need to know in order to confidently and accurately record and interpret 12 Lead Electrocardiograms.

Crafted by experienced medical professionals and industry-leading medical trainers, you’ll finish the course with an understanding of the following:

  • The basic anatomy and physiology of the electrical system of the heart
  • The function of each ECG Lead and their positions
  • A methodological, fail-proof approach to ECG Lead Rhythm Strip Recognition
  • Heart Blocks and how to correctly identify them
  • Recognising a STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) on an ECG
  • Identifying if a rhythm is shockable or unshockable
  • And more!

Our 12 Lead ECG Course will provide you with the fundamental knowledge, skills and experience you need to record ECGs competently and confidently interpret the fundamentals of an ECG too.

For more advanced interpretations, why not check out our Advanced ECG Interpretation Training Course – perfect for expanding your knowledge in the area and developing your confidence when it comes to ECGs.

Plus, if you book both ECG courses together, you’ll receive a discount! Just contact the team at education@ciphermedical.com before booking.


Under new heading Parking to all courses add “There is limited parking on site due to 24 hour operational staff use. There is ample on street parking nearby, but delegates are encouraged to cycle, use public transport or car share where possible. Please follow government guidance on transport during COVID-19 control measures. 

Getting there

By car – The address and postcode is CIPHER Medical, 5 Limeoak Way, Stockton on Tees, TS18 2LS.

By foot – We are based just under a mile from Stockton High Street (approx 15 minutes’ walk).

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By public transport – Stockton High Street is well served by busses. Stockton Railway Station and Thornaby Railway Station are both approximately 1 mile from the venue. 

By bike – We are just off the National Cycle Network Routes 1 and 14.

Cycle Route to CIPHER location

Where to stay

There are a range of accommodations to suit every budget. These are two hotels within a short journey that we can recommend. 

 Hampton by Hilton Stockton on Tees, Church Rd, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1TW (0.5 miles).

 Premier Inn Stockton on Tees (Teesside), Teesside International White Water Course, Whitewater Way, Stockton-on-Tees TS17 6QB (1.2 miles)


Equipment Required

Students may want to bring a pen and paper, laptop or tablet for note making or reference during the day. All other necessary equipment will be provided.

Dress Code

Not applicable.

Pre Course Reading / Learning

Not applicable.


Tea and Coffee is complimentary throughout the day. You
will need to arrange your own lunch. You are welcome to
bring a packed lunch or there are a number of locations
within a short walk of the hotel.

CIPHER Medical has risked assessed and taken appropriate measures recommended by the UK Government to ensure the safety of delegates and staff taking part in essential face-to-face training, including the provision of appropriate sanitisation facilities and PPE. 

Delegates are encouraged to bring a face covering, however, if you forget we will provide you with one. 

Courses will go ahead subject to any restrictions imposed by the UK Government, including local lockdowns or changes in legislation. CIPHER Medical will do our utmost to provide reasonable notice to all delegates, however, restrictions could be imposed at any time and are beyond our control. Course fees will be refunded for any course cancelled due to COVID-19. 

Please check in to the UK Government Test and Trace with the QR code below or displayed in the venue on the day.

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  1. Mrs Ann Class

    I have attended CIPHER Medical for a range of courses now including FREC3, FREC4, Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication, Wound Closure Course and an ECG Course and all courses have been exceptional. Trainers have been really engaging with expert subject knowledge. Facilities are second to none and scenarios are very realistic. Simulation Suite added extra reality. Highly recommended!!!

  2. Yvonne Phillips

    Attended the ECG Crammer last week – intense but extremely informative and tells you everything you need to know to start interpreting ECGs in the acute setting! Chris has good knowledge and spent time with students to ensure a good understanding. Would recommend to anyone who records 12 leads during their working day.

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