The FA Basic First Aid for Sport

Introduction to First Aid in Football

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

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Medical emergencies in football can strike at any time. From common injuries to life-threatening situations such as sudden cardiac arrest, understanding basic first aid can help save lives. The FA is pleased to offer this football first aid course for you to complete at your own pace. 

Throughout this course, you will work through online modules and learn to be able to respond quickly should a medical emergency arise, as well as gaining the confidence to handle situations the right way. 

Once you have completed Introduction to First Aid in Football, you will be awarded a certificate that will be valid for three years. You will also be able to return to the course at any time to refresh your knowledge. 

Please note that Introduction to First Aid in Football is available as a module within Introduction to Coaching Football. If you have completed Introduction to Coaching Football, you do not need to complete Introduction to First Aid in Football twice. 

 

If you've already started the course, you can jump back in here:

 

Here's how the course works:

Introducing First Aid in Football is split into six online learning modules. Each module has some knowledge checks built-in, as well as a short final assessment to check your understanding. You will need to complete each module before unlocking the next. 


Module 1: Introduction 

Module 2: The A-E Approach 

Module 3: Delivering CPR 

Module 4: Medical Emergencies 

Module 5: Concussion in Football 

Module 6: Assessment 

Alongside the online learning modules, you will be given checklists, manuals, videos and more to help support you throughout the course. You can use these resources as you work through the course, and in your own time.

Course Prerequisites

This course is perfect for anyone looking to develop their knowledge and understanding of first aid in football, including coaches, managers, parents, volunteers and teachers. 

If you’d like to find out more about the latest non-FA medical guidance, please click here.

Outcomes

This course will help you to:

Understand The FA concussion guidelines and appropriate first aid for players with head injuries.
Know when a player is experiencing difficulty breathing.
Know the signs and symptoms of life-threatening conditions and potential first aid initial management.
 Recognise an injury or ill player.
Perform CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) while being COVID-19 safe.

Available Dates

Unfortunately there are no available dates.

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.

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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.

We are unable to reserve places or take part payments for any of our courses. Bookings are taken on a first come first served basis from online registration where full payment is required.

Unfortunately not. Each individual learner is required to book their place using their own FAN and Password.

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Get In Touch

Richard Todd

Football Education Officer 

Email: Support@GloucestershireFA.com 

Phone: 01454 615888 (Option 1)