The FA Basic First Aid for Sport

FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in Football (IFAiF)

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 16 years

Course Duration: 3 Hours

Price: £30.00

Leading To: FA Level 2 Emergency First Aid in Football

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COURSE DETAILS

The FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in Football provides you with the knowledge, practical skills and confidence to attend a conscious or unconscious player, ensuring that appropriate care is given until the emergency medical services arrive and takeover, or until an alternative healthcare professional(s) assumes responsibility. It is a practical guide to dealing with the essential components of saving a life, both in training and matches.

This course goes beyond generic first aid and includes elements specific to football.

The course will cover:

  • The role of the first aider
  • The jaw thrust as an airway opening technique
  • The A-E approach of the injured footballer (inclusive of the unconscious footballer)
  • Emergency action planning for football
  • Preparation for action for sudden cardiac arrest in the young
  • Recognition, BLS with AED
  • Breathing for every player during BLS, compression only CPR is not recommended for those first aiders with a duty of care to respond to players during matches and training (this is different context to the lay person attendance in a different environment)
  • The FA concussion guidelines
  • Dispelling the myths of first aid in football
  • The football specific first aid kit and record keeping

Course Pre-requisites

The course is applicable to coaches, team managers, parents, teachers, volunteers and carers

Outcomes

This course will:

  • Offer basic advice on how to limit the effects of injury and promote recovery.
  • Provide you with the knowledge, practical skills and confidence to be able to attend a conscious or unconscious casualty and ensure that appropriate care is given until the emergency medical services arrive and takeover, or until an alternative healthcare professional(s), assumes responsibility for the casualty.

Available Dates

Start Date
Venue
Price
£30.00
Location
Gloucestershire FA
Oaklands Park
Almondsbury
Bristol
BS32 4AG
Contact
Richard Todd
01454 615888 (Option 1) 
Support@GloucestershireFA.com
Price
30.00
Location
Gloucestershire FA
Oaklands Park
Almondsbury
Bristol
BS32 4AG
Contact
Richard Todd
01454 615888 (Option 1)
Support@GloucestershireFA.com
Price
£30.00
Location
Hartpury Sports Academy
Hartpury
Gloucester
GL19 3BE
Contact
Richard Todd
01454 615888 (Option 1)
Support@GloucestershireFA.com

Important Information

We adhere to a strict cancellation policy and by enrolling onto our course you agree to have read and agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions.

Hardwicke
The course has improved me as a coach beyond recognition. Gone are the stale training sessions I delivered prior to the course, with fun, engaging sessions in its place!
- Jamie Ward FA Level 1 learner Full story
FAQ's

Each coaching course has its own specific pre-requisites (some are open entry) and these can be found on each course specific page of our website. It is the learner’s responsibility to ensure they meet the pre-requisites before booking onto the chosen course.

No, learners are required to attend all dates and times associated to the course they have booked onto. Failure to attend all dates and times will result in non-qualification and individuals will need to book and pay to attend the course again in full to become certificated.

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Get In Touch

Richard Todd

Football Education Officer 

Email: Support@GloucestershireFA.com 

Phone: 01454 615888 (Option 1)