The FA Basic First Aid for Sport

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

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PARTICIPANTS

Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, in line with UK Government and FA advice at this time, we have postponed all FA Education Courses until 30th June 2020 at the earliest. 

Whilst we aren't currently accepting bookings for date specific courses, we are inviting people to Register your Interest in future courses. By doing so now you will help us better plan where and when courses are organised across the region once we are able to resume.

 

To Register Your Interest in this course, scroll to the 'Available Dates' section at the bottom of this page and click on the 'Register Your Interest' tab.

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 16 years

Course Duration: 3 hours

Price: £35 (£30 for Learners at FA Charter Standard Clubs)

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
4:57PM
Location
Register Your Interest
Time
7:00PM
Price
£35 (£30 for Learners at FA Charter Standard Clubs)
Location
Buckingham Athletic
Stratford Road
Buckingham
MK18 1NY
Contact
Education
01235 558450
Education@Berks-BucksFA.com
Time
7:00PM
Price
£35 (£30 for Learners at FA Charter Standard Clubs)
Location
Langley Academy
Langley Road
Langley
Slough
SL3 7EF
Contact
Education
01235 558450
Education@Berks-BucksFA.com
Time
7:00PM
Price
£35 (£30 for Learners at FA Charter Standard Clubs)
Location
Bracknell Leisure Centre
Bagshot Road
Bracknell
RG12 9SE
Contact
Education
01235 558450
Education@Berks-BucksFA.com
Time
7:00PM
Price
£35 (£30 for Learners at FA Charter Standard Clubs)
Location
Berks & Bucks FA
Kimber Road
Abingdon
OX14 1SG
Contact
Education
01235 558450
Education@Berks-BucksFA.com

Get in Touch

By Phone: 01235 558450

By Email:
Education@Berks-BucksFA.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.

Please also note; when signing up to one of our courses, please include relevant medical information in the 'sign up note' box.