The FA Basic First Aid for Sport

Introduction to First Aid in Football

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 16 years

Course Duration: 2 hours

Price: £27.00

Leading To: FA Level 2 Emergency First Aid in Football

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COURSE DETAILS

Introduction to First Aid in Football is an online course suitable for anyone looking to develop their knowledge and understanding of medical care for players of all ages.

Medical emergencies in football can strike at any time. From common injuries to life-threatening situations such as sudden cardiac arrest, understanding basic first aid can help save lives. The FA is pleased to offer this football first aid course for you to complete at your own pace. 

Throughout this course, you will work through online modules and learn to be able to respond quickly should a medical emergency arise, as well as gaining the confidence to handle situations the right way. 

Once you have completed Introduction to First Aid in Football, you will be awarded a certificate that will be valid for three years. You will also be able to return to the course at any time to refresh your knowledge. 

Please note that Introduction to First Aid in Football is available as a module within Introduction to Coaching Football. If you have completed Introduction to Coaching Football, you do not need to complete Introduction to First Aid in Football twice. 

 

If you've already started the course, you can jump back in here:

 

Here's how the course works:

Introducing First Aid in Football is split into six online learning modules. Each module has some knowledge checks built-in, as well as a short final assessment to check your understanding. You will need to complete each module before unlocking the next. 


Module 1: Introduction 

Module 2: The A-E Approach 

Module 3: Delivering CPR 

Module 4: Medical Emergencies 

Module 5: Concussion in Football 

Module 6: Assessment 

Alongside the online learning modules, you will be given checklists, manuals, videos and more to help support you throughout the course. You can use these resources as you work through the course, and in your own time.

Course Prerequisites

This course is perfect for anyone looking to develop their knowledge and understanding of first aid in football, including coaches, managers, parents, volunteers and teachers. 

If you’d like to find out more about the latest non-FA medical guidance, please click here.

Outcomes

This course will help you to:

Understand The FA concussion guidelines and appropriate first aid for players with head injuries.
Know when a player is experiencing difficulty breathing.
Know the signs and symptoms of life-threatening conditions and potential first aid initial management.
 Recognise an injury or ill player.
Perform CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) while being COVID-19 safe.

Available Dates

Unfortunately there are no available dates.

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

coach education FAQ'S

We are unable to reserve places or take part payments for any of our courses. Bookings are taken on a first come first served basis from online registration where full payment is required.

We do not operate a waiting list for any of our courses or notify individuals of new courses being added or spaces becoming available.

Each coaching course has its own specific pre-requisites (some are open entry) and these can be found on each course specific page page of our website. It is the learner’s responsibility to ensure they meet the pre-requisites before booking onto the chosen course.

Unfortunately not. Each individual learner is required to book their place using their own FAN and Password. This is to ensure our information on medical conditions, emergency contacts etc is accurate and up to date. The booking agreement is always between Shropshire FA and the individual learner.

No, learners are required to attend all dates and times associated to the course they have booked onto. Failure to attend all dates and times will result in non-qualification and individuals will need to book and pay to attend the course again in full to become certificated.

You can book onto any of Shropshire FA courses by visiting the relevant course pages using the links above . Click on the title of the course you are interested in. More information will be available for you to view as well as a link to the most recent course(s) available.

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You can request a password reset here. 

Before choosing to cancel you may want to familiarize yourself with our cancellation policy which can be found on our website insert link for Policies & Procedures. These Terms and Conditions will have also been provided to you at the time of booking and again in the booking confirmation email.

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

Zoe Griffiths
Football Services Manager


By Phone: 01743 362769 - Option 3

By Email: coacheducation@shropshirefa.com