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: £26.00

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

Start Date
Venue
Price
£26.00
Tutor
Jenny Stretton
Location
Shropshire Football Association
Montgomery Waters Meadow
Oteley Road
SY2 6ST
Contact
Lisa Sandford
01743 362769 (Option 3)
Lisa.Sandford@shropshirefa.com
Price
£26.00
Tutor
Jenny Stretton
Location
Shropshire Football Association
Montgomery Waters Meadow
Oteley Road
SY2 6ST
Contact
Lisa Sandford
017433 362769 (Option 3)
Lisa.Sandford@shropshirefa.com
Price
£27.00
Tutor
Michael Pound
Location
AFC Telford United Learning Centre
Bucks Way
Wellington
Telford
TF1 2TU
Contact
Lisa Sandford
01743 362769 (Option 3)
Lisa.Sandford@shropshirefa.com
Price
£26.00
Tutor
Jenny Stretton
Location
Shropshire Football Association
Montgomery Waters Meadow
Oteley Road
SY2 6ST
Contact
Lisa Sandford
01743 362769 (Option 3)
Lisa.Sandford@shropshirefa.com

Cancellation

Should a candidate need to cancel their place on a course for any reason, the following criteria will apply:

  • More than 14 days notice – Full refund less a £10 administration charge
  • 14 days or less notice – 50% of course cost returned or transfer available for a surcharge of £10.
  • 7 days or less notice – No refund is returned, only transfer available for a surcharge of £10.

Transferring Onto A Different Course 

Candidates wishing to transfer to another course more than 14 days prior to the commencement date will incur the following cost:

An administration fee of £10 will be charged.

answers to your FREQUENTLY asked questions

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I’ve already paid the course fee but cannot make it now. Can I transfer my place?
Learners unable to attend courses or individual course dates they have booked on to are not permitted to transfer between courses or transfer their place between individuals. You would be required to either change your plans to ensure you can attend the course you booked onto or cancel your place on the course and book on to another course which is more convenient. Please be aware of our Cancellation policy which is included in our Terms and Conditions. and can be found on our website insert link to Policies & Procedures

We run a variety of courses in a variety of formats –some weekend only, some mid-week, some a mix of the two etc. We ensure that we run the variety of formats and courses across the county throughout the year and attendance may require flexibility from each learner i.e. travel further afield within the county to get the dates best suited or be flexible on dates to attend at preferred venue. Whilst we try to provide as many options to our volunteers as possible we are restricted to how we deliver courses due to tutor and facility availability.

GET IN TOUCH

Lisa Sandford
Coach Education Co-ordinator


By Phone: 01743 362769 - Option 3

By Email: coacheducation@shropshirefa.com