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 / £35*

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.

To find out more about the latest accepted non-FA medical course guidance, visit the link below:

Accepted non-FA medical courses

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
Time
6:00PM
Price
£30 / £35
Location
AFC Andrews FC,
Aylestone Recreation Ground,
Leicester
LE2 6LF
Contact
Coach Education
0116 286 7828
coacheducation@leicestershirefa.com
Time
6:00PM
Price
£30 / £35
Location
Wreake Valley
Parkstone Road
Syston
Leicestershire
LE7 1LY
Contact
Coach Education
0116 286 7828
coacheducation@leicestershirefa.com
Time
6:30PM
Price
£30 / £35
Location
Barwell Common
Dovecote Way
Hinckley
Leicestershire
LE9 8EX
Contact
Coach Education
0116 286 7828
coacheducation@leicestershirefa.com
Time
6:00PM
Price
£30 / £35
Location
Holmes Park
Dog & Gun Lane
Whetstone
Leicestershire
LE8 6FA
Contact
Coach Education
0116 286 7828
coacheducation@leicestershirefa.com
Time
1:00PM
Price
£30 / £35
Location
Judgemeadow Community College
Marydene Drive
Leicester
LE5 6HP
Contact
Coach Education
0116 286 7828
coacheducation@leicestershirefa.com
Time
6:00PM
Price
£30 / £35
Location
Loughborough College
Radmoor Road
Loughborough
Leicestershire
LE11 3BT
Contact
Coach Education
0116 286 7828
coacheducation@leicestershirefa.com

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Coach Education 

Call: 0116 284 4956

Email: CoachEducation@leicestershirefa.com

Available: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm