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: £25 (non CS) or £20 (CS Price)

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

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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answers to your frequently asked questions

Please email CoachEducation@CumberlandFA.com or contact James Reid to register an interest. When we have a confirmed course, we can then send you details.

All course bookings are taken online, through the FA's Learner Management system (LMS) or, on occasions, through the FA's participant system. Once you have successfully booked onto a course, you will receive a notification via email. 

Unfortunately not. Each individual learner is required to book their place using their own FAN and Password. This is to ensure our information on medical conditions, emergency contacts etc is accurate and up to date. The booking agreement is always between Cumberland FA and the individual learner.

Get in Touch

Cumberland FA

 Tel: 01900 511800

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 9:00 - 17:00

Email: Development@CumberlandFA.com