Sports First Aid

Sports First Aid

First aid for the sporting environment.

Practical first aid courses tailored to those that play, coach or work in sport, particularly those who have a duty of care to others in the sporting environment.

This includes sports coaches, pitch side first aiders, team managers, club members, sideline spectators, parents, volunteers, personal trainers, sports therapists, physiotherapists, massage therapists, leisure centre or gym instructors.

The 2-day Sports First Aid course is recommended by all National Governing Body Awards in Sport, suitable for sports coaches, trainers, pitch side first aiders & team managers.


2 Day Sports First Aid (8hrs)

Suitable for those who have a duty of care to others in sport and will be ‘first on scene’ in the event of a sporting accident including appointed persons, players, leisure / gym instructors, personal trainers, parents & volunteers.

Please note: the first aid requirement for most sports coaches, trainers, pitch side first aiders & team managers is the 2-day Sports First Aid course.

Course content

This first aid course covers the essential life saving skills for assessing and treating casualties and dealing with a variety of situations in the sporting environment until further help arrives.

Syllabus

  • Assessing vital signs
    Brain activity, breathing & circulation
  • Approaching and assessing a casualty
    The A.B.C. of first aid
  • Treating immediately life threatening conditions
    Heart attack, bleeding, shock, burns, scalds & choking
  • Basic Life Support
    CPR in confined spaces, use of face masks & junior CPR
  • Recognising & treating common conditions
    Asthma, epilepsy, anaphylaxis, diabetes & angina
  • Taking action to prevent further deterioration:
    Ensuring a safe airway, stabilising & bandaging
  • Scenarios tailored to the sporting environment

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2 Day Sports First Aid (16 HRS)

Suitable for those who require a more comprehensive background in sports first aid or work in the professional sporting environment including coaches, trainers, therapists, pitch side first aiders & team managers.

Course content

This specialist sports first aid course builds on the skills developed in the 1-day Sports First Aid and covers common sporting injuries, cease to play decisions, incident management, record keeping and current regulations.

Syllabus

  • Common sporting injuries
    Breaks & soft tissue injury
  • Major trauma
    Dealing with head, neck, spine & chest injuries
  • Recognising and preventing injuries from heat and cold
    Burns, scalds & hypothermia
  • Providing extended casualty care in the field
    Low-tech equipment, immobilising, monitoring & evacuation
  • Appropriate emergency kit for clubs & trainers
  • Current regulations, record keeping & accident reporting
  • Managing an incident
    Multiple casualties, prioritising & cease to play
  • Outdoor scenarios in the sporting environment

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Upcoming Courses

Mon 18

Outdoor / Sports / Forestry

18 June - 19 June
Ullswater
Jul 07

Outdoor / Sports / Forestry

7 July - 8 July
Ullswater
Jul 16

Outdoor / Sports / Forestry

16 July - 17 July
Ullswater
Sep 15

Outdoor / Sports / Forestry

15 September - 16 September
Ullswater
Sep 24

Outdoor / Sports / Forestry

24 September - 25 September
Ullswater
Oct 06

Outdoor / Sports / Forestry

6 October - 7 October
Ullswater
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At A Glance

Suitability:

Sports coaches, pitch side first aiders, volunteers, sports therapists, personal trainers, leisure centre & gym instructors

Duration: 1-day (8hrs) or 2-days (16hrs)

Cost: 1-day: £75 & 2-day: £95

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