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: £27.50

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
£27.50
Location
Heywood Sports Village
W Starkey Street
Heywood
Lancashire
OL10 4TW
Contact
Leigh Jeffrey
01772 624000
Leigh.Jeffrey@lancashirefa.com
Price
£27.50
Location
Prestwich Cricket, Tennis, Bowling Club
Off Heys Road
Prestwich
Manchester
M25 1BZ
Contact
Leigh Jeffrey
01772 624000
Leigh.Jeffrey@lancashirefa.com
Price
£27.50
Location
Barrow Fire Station
Walney Road
BARROW-IN-FURNESS
LA14 5UG
Contact
Leigh Jeffrey
01772 624000
Leigh.Jeffrey@lancashirefa.com
Price
£27.50
Location
Lancashire Football Association
The County Ground
Thurston Rd
Leyland
PR25 2LF
Contact
Leigh Jeffrey
01772 624 000
Leigh.Jeffrey@LancashireFA.com

Important Information

We adhere to a strict cancellation policy. By enrolling onto our course, you agree to have read and understood the Association's Coach Education policies.