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.

Emergency 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.

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.

Course content

  • Approaching and assessing a casualty (D.R. + A.B.C.)
    Performing a primary survey & stabilising a casualty that has collapsed & unresponsive
  • Secondary Survey (C.D.E.)
    Assessing a casualty for further injuries, illnesses & vital information
  • Medical Emergencies
    Treating life threatening conditions including choking, strokes & heart attack
  • Basic Life Support
    Performing CPR, drowning, PPE, preventing cross infection & using a defibrillator
  • Managing severe bleeding
    Treating a person who is bleeding, wounded &/or suffering from shock
  • Sports injuries
    Recognising and treating injuries in sports settings including exposure, heat illness & head injuries

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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.

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.

Course content

  • Breaks
    Finding & treating  common fractures
  • Trauma injuries
    Stabilising head, neck & chest injuries
  • Medical illnesses
    Treating medical problems such as asthma, epilepsy, anaphylaxis, diabetes & angina
  • Common sporting  injuries:
    Treating cuts / grazes, eye injuries soft tissue injuries
  • Equipment & record keeping
    Appropriate emergency kit for clubs & trainers, monitoring  & handover of a casualty
  • Providing extended casualty care
    Simple techniques for moving & stabilising people to prevent further deterioration
  • Managing an incident
    Assessing, prioritising & return to play decision making

All courses are certificated and valid for 3 years

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At A Glance


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

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

Cost: £110 or £135 (includes 20% VAT)

Tying football shoelaces
First aid kit
Bandaging a cut hand

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